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  • Blog

    Mittelalterlich Phantasie Spectaculum (MPS) in Rastede

    As you may have known based on some previous articles I wrote, I absolutely love medieval and fantasy events. I adore festivals with medieval and fantasy theme. Most of the people visiting the festivals have great costumes. I enjoy watching them, and visiting the...

    0 by Anja in General, 6 months ago
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    Roadtrip to Herzegovina

    I´ve noticed that lately Herzegovina is the more popular than the Bosnia part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. For those who wonder, the border between those two is not clear, but you can think of it as south being Herzegovina, and the north being Bosnia. The north part has...

    0 by Anja in Erasmus blog Bosnia and Herzegovina, 6 months ago
  • Experience

    Diverse Hamburg

    I´ve visited Hamburg for more than a few times now, and it keeps surprising me. My first impression a few years back was that there is nothing specific about it. I thought it is just a big city with a center that does not have much to offer other than the Rathaus (City...

    0 by Anja in Erasmus experiences Hamburg, 6 months ago
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    Best indoor places to hangout in Rotterdam

    My best indoor places to hangout in Rotterdam I haven't explored the bars in Rotterdam as much as I could have, so for those who have better recommendations, I would love to read your posts about it. I have to state that, generally, I got the impression that Rotterdam...

    0 by Anja in Erasmus blog Rotterdam, 9 months ago
  • Blog

    Quitting coffee?

    So I want to do a small experiment and stop drinking coffee for a while. I have no idea for who long, we'll just see how this develops on the way.  Why am I doing this? To have more room and time for alcohol! Actually, I don't have a strong reason or motivation for...

    0 by Anja in General, 9 months ago
  • Blog

    Experiencing Maastricht

    My first months in the Netherlands were chaotic. As a master student I had lectures not only with other master student, but PhD students, Postdocs and during summer school experienced employees that were taking some courses just to expand their knowledge. You can...

    0 by Anja in Erasmus blog Maastricht, 10 months ago
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    Average Monday to Friday in Rotterdam

    My average workday in Rotterdam It begins with a quick standing up breakfast and a sandwich preparation which I take to the University. Other tasks are all the usual, getting ready etc. After getting ready, my flatmate and I would on hop on the bikes in front of our...

    0 by Anja in General, 10 months ago
  • Blog

    Daytrips from Sarajevo - Castle edition

    Daytrips from sarajevo – castle and fortresses edition If you have seen my post about the ELFIA festival in the Netherlands, you might have guessed that I love fortresses. And your guess would have been totally correct. My favourite sightseeing places are fortresses....

    2 by Anja in Erasmus blog Bosnia and Herzegovina, 10 months ago
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    Glühwein period is not over!

    All receipes on how to make mulled wine, or kuhano vino in Bosnian, or my most used term is the German word Glühwein, are similar. After experimenting, here are my recommendations. Most associate mulled wine with Christmas and drink it only in the advent / Christmas...

    0 by Anja in Erasmus recipes, 10 months ago
  • Blog

    What I disliked in the Netherlands

    What I don't like about the Netherlands This is a very short list, because I truly love the Netherlands. It is my favourite country to live in so far. Ready? Number 1. Stairs! The Dutch have amazing architects, simply look at the amazing Rotterdam or read about their...

    0 by Anja in General, 11 months ago
  • Experience

    Experiencing Tbilisi

    Tbilisi is the capital of Georgia, country in the Caucasus region. Since my travels so far have only been to south, west and central Europe, Tbilisi is a very special trip for me. I am not sure can I qualify it as my first non-European destination; the Georgians would...

    0 by Anja in Erasmus experiences Tbilisi, 11 months ago
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    Safety first

    I've meet many tourists and expats in Sarajevo, and several times they told me that their parents were worried about them visiting Bosnia. Usually those concerns were about the last war in Bosnia. Therefore, I would like to give some basic information about safe...

    0 by Anja in Erasmus blog Sarajevo, 11 months ago
  • Blog

    Magic land of ELFIA

    First of all you are probably asking yourselves: What is Elfia? Elfia is a magic land of elves, and fairies, pirates, knights, goblins and different mystic creatures. Some call it a fantasy fair, but I think that explanation is too dull for such a magical...

    0 by Anja in General, 11 months ago
  • Blog

    Best outdoor places to hangout in Rotterdam

    I am aware that people complain about the Dutch weather a lot, the Dutch and the expats equally, but during my year there, there were actually many pleasant sunny days. Hence, you might want to know to where you can enjoy these nice days. I hope my list of best outdoor...

    0 by Anja in Erasmus blog Rotterdam, 11 months ago
  • Experience

    Experience in Rotterdam, Netherlands by Anja

    What is it like to live in Rotterdam? Would you recommend it? What is the city like? I would love to live in Rotterdam again and I would recommend it to everyone. Truth be told, most of my friends preferred other Dutch cities and thought Rotterdam is ''too cold, too...

    0 by Anja in Erasmus experiences Rotterdam, 11 months ago
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    How to get and keep a bike in Rotterdam

    How to get and keep a bike in Rotterdam As soon as you move to the Netherlands and start meeting people living there, you will inevitably be asked: "Did you buy a bike yet? " You might even think you can get through without it, but once you tried cycling in the...

    0 by Anja in Erasmus blog Rotterdam, one year ago
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    Introduction to OV and the Dutch train service

    General information and rules To begin this topic, the first thing you should know is what OV is. OV is a payment method for public transport (train, bus, tram, metro, even some ferries) that can be used in the whole Netherlands. Now, you can buy a single paper ticket...

    0 by Anja in Erasmus blog Netherlands, one year ago
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    Netherlands, thy name is Freedom!

    My Erasmus year has ended over a year ago, but I still think about it almost every day. What I think about is the country where I did my Erasmus, the Netherlands, and when I think of it, I get overwhelmed with feelings of freedom and happiness. Now the question is why?...

    0 by Anja in Erasmus blog Netherlands, one year ago

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