I’ve tended to suddenly stop writing about my previous experiences half way through. The Mexico sailing story from over three years ago still sits idly within my laptop, unfinished and unpublished; wondrous events from the study abroad experience in Beijing remain untold; Cal Lightweight Crew was a defining point in my college career, yet has received three measly posts; and don’t even get me started on Washington D.C. Continue reading “My takeaway from spending two weeks in Netherlands.”
In my last semester of college, I took a terrific class called Ethics & Justice in International Affairs. It was a depressing class, really, that talked about atrocities committed by human beings: crimes against humanity, genocide, and war crimes.
So we talked of the Nuremberg Trials, the Cambodia Tribunals. and of Rwanda. Continue reading “Netherlands: war tribunals.”
The food is great here. Please note that flash photography is the worst thing possible for food.
I was also very self conscious of the taking-pictures-of-food behavior that I was engaging in, tried to be as subtle as possible.
The conference which we attended is at the World Forum.
Grocery stores in The Netherlands warrant an entire blog post because they are just that great.
First off: so much produce. Great variety of fruit, greater variety of vegetables and pre-packaged vegetables, more so than Trader Joes.
Arrived at the house with two colleagues at 11:30pm on Sunday, 10/20/13. We took a taxi from the train station off The Hague Central (or Den Haag Centraal).
Landed in Amsterdam on Saturday, 10/19/13 at 10am and got to Holiday Inn by 11:30am.