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Rosarium

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Rosarium

http://www.rosarium.nl/

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http://www.holland.com/uk/discoverholland/gardens/?tab=parksgardens#tab-parksgardens

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Map

http://maps.google.com/maps?gbv=2&hl=en&q=category:%22Amusement+Parks+and+Recreation+Centres%22&ie=UTF8&cd=2&ei=ZThXS7WGNZDwNO3yxLoJ&sll=52.042035,5.301165&sspn=0.006295,0.006295&hq=category:%22Amusement+Parks+and+Recreation+Centres%
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Fiddler Brewpub

Initial arrival to Den Haag

Steffi, Alex, Natalia, Jennifer, Fiddler's

Steffi, Alex, Natalia, Jennifer, Fiddler's

Fiddler's was the first pub, social gathering, I went to in Den Haag. Arriving the first day in Den Haag, from living in Ireland, was thrilling and exhausting at the same time.

Once I stepped off the train at Holland Spoor, I had to contact the Pick-up service, consisting of other Erasmus students. I was carrying everything I would need for my new life in Den Haag tightly packed into one piece of luggage and my backpack. I tried to use one of the phones inside Holland Spoor to call the pick-up service I arranged for, but the phone didn't work. I proceeded to the information desk to ask the attendant if there was another phone nearby. He was so gracious and accommodating to lend me his cell phone.

Holland Spoor

Holland Spoor


HS

HS

Platform

Platform

Holland Spoor

Holland Spoor

Den Haag

Den Haag

The pick-up service met me outside of HS. They drove me to the DUWO office where I signed my apt. lease and picked up my keys. The white van drove me and a few other people to find our apts. It felt like hours of driving around before finally getting to my apt. I think it just seemed to be an endless drive due to how extremely tired I was. They helped me get settled into my new home, and told me that later in the evening I could meet up outside De Haagse Hogeschool in order to introduce myself to others in a social setting, Fiddler's.

http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/28/28412/Fiddler_Den_Haag/Den_Haag

I unpacked, showered, slept for about two hours, and then made my tired, jet-lagged self discover the way from my apt to De Haagse Hogeschool meeting point. About 30 of us walked to Fiddler's for some fine beverages and conversation. I hadn't any idea at the time that some of the people I met there would become eminent to my stay, and that long-standing friendships would be established.

Friends, Stephanie, Steffi, Alex, Natilia, Fiddler's

Friends, Stephanie, Steffi, Alex, Natilia, Fiddler's

Stephanie, Steffi, Alex, Fiddler's

Stephanie, Steffi, Alex, Fiddler's

Alex, Natalia, Jennifer, Fiddler's

Alex, Natalia, Jennifer, Fiddler's

Fiddler Brewpub

Fiddler's was a former music shop, and then became Den Haag's first Brewpub. It has a nice corner location in Den Haag's city Centre. Almost regular visits where made to Fiddler's.

Alex, Jennifer, Christina, Fiddler's

Alex, Jennifer, Christina, Fiddler's

Jennifer, Christina, Fiddler's

Jennifer, Christina, Fiddler's

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Berries N Cream

Easy Breezy!

Berries N Cream is, to this day, one of our favorite phrases. We use it to describe something strange, a sight, happening, or a mood. I often say, "have a Berries N Cream kind of day."

Berries N Cream is a Starburst commercial that we found to be extremely hilarious. I recall one rainy Den Haag afternoon, Jinny, Aaron, and I entertained ourselves at Jinny's apt. by watching this, and even taking it upon ourselves to learn the "Little Lad Dance." It was quite ridiculous, but obviously a notable Den Haag moment.

Jinny, berries N cream!

Jinny, berries N cream!

Berries N Cream Little Lad Dance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyvhMHDi6Mo

Berries N Cream Commercial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkvhnRAd4V0

Jinny fits in her closest

Jinny fits in her closest

A random happening

A random happening

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Cultural Markt

De Haagse Hogeschool

The Cultural Markt took place at De Haagse Hogeschool. A multitude of different countries were represented through food, conversation, and performance. We (Team USA) prepared our all American hamburgers at the flat of Jennifer and Christina. Although not too unique to the tastebuds of most, it worked for us. We made our cultural markt preparation into a party before the party. We also brought "ants on a log." It is one of my favorite appetizers, celery with peanut butter topped with raisins.

We all hopped from table to table trying each country's traditional food and drink. It was all very delicious. Each country's representatives also put together an informational presentation or performance native to their country.

Video Blog link by Paige Battcher

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_QBvv4lF2U

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