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 The Mexico sailing story from over three years ago still sits idly within my laptop, unfinished and unpublished; wondrous events from the study abroad experience in Beijing remain untold; Cal Lightweight Crew was a defining point in my college career, yet has received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.”
Netherlands: war tribunals.
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.”
Netherlands: the food.
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.
Netherlands: the World Forum.
The conference which we attended is at the World Forum.
Netherlands: describing that Dutch street.
Netherlands: the grocery store.
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.
Netherlands: the house and the beach in The Hague.
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).
Continue reading “Netherlands: the house and the beach in The Hague.”
Netherlands: a day in Amsterdam.
Landed in Amsterdam on Saturday, 10/19/13 at 10am and got to Holiday Inn by 11:30am.