A Travellerspoint blog

Jennifer's Room, Den Haag

"A weed is no more than a flower in disguise." -James Russell Lowell

We have had many joyous days and nights just sitting around in my room at mine and Christina's flat. This relaxed atmosphere where the meeting of the minds collectively shared endless conversation, ideas, and cheers. It may not appear to be anything substantial to the outside eye, but they are not illusions of sentiment to those who were present. The echoes of laughter continues to permeate our nostalgic minds. Every bizarre piece of imagery presented is symbolic, vis-à-vis Jennifer's room.

The notorious red chair and friendly pillow

The notorious red chair and friendly pillow

Ah yes, the notorious red chair. This IKEA chair was sat upon by many, but especially by Aaron and Morgan. They both thought it was their designated spot. What they didn't realize until much later, was that they had been visiting Jennifer's room coincindentally at opposite times. It brings flashbacks of memories of us watching documentaries together, watching That 70's Show, eating pasta, m&ms, and stroopwafels (delicious Dutch treat), sharing our deep philosophical thoughts, Dane Cook standup, Bushisms, and conspiracy theory.

The black pillow became an object of desire as well. "She" was quite affectionate and welcoming to say the least. She was successful in her attempts to maintain residence in Den Haag. She hopped on the tram (tram 17) one breezy overcast day, and was never to be seen again.

Stroopwafels

Stroopwafels

"Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?" -George W. Bush

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David Letterman's Top 10 George Bush Momentshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w73dVVPRk0

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."
calendar

calendar

This was the calendar that hung proudly on my bedroom wall, compliments of DUWO. Each month displayed images such as dirty socks, unwashed pots and pans, etc. I wasn't sure if I should be insulted or amused...However, I found it highly amusing.

Nutella

Nutella

Sharing a pie

Sharing a pie

"Most people don't see the world as it is.....they see it as they are."

Jennifer's room

Jennifer's room

"Don't simply seek interesting surroundings, but be continually interested in whatever surrounds you."

The apt. building of Jennifer, Greg, Stina, Lucau, Villu

The apt. building of Jennifer, Greg, Stina, Lucau, Villu

Lyrics- "Tattoo" by Jordin Sparks

No matter what you say about love
I keep coming back for more
Keep my hand in the fire
Sooner or later, I'll get what I'm asking for

No matter what you say about life
I learn every time I bleed
That truth is a stranger
Soul is in danger, I gotta let my spirit be free

To admit that I'm wrong
And then change my mind
Sorry but I have to move on
And leave you behind

I can't waste time so give it a moment
I realize, nothing's broken
No need to worry 'bout everything I've done
Live every second like it was my last one
Don't look back at a new direction
I loved you once, needed protection
You're still a part of everything I do
You're on my heart just like a tattoo

(Just like a tattoo, I'll always have you
I'll always have you, I'll always have you)

Den Haag

Den Haag

PROST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Den Haag living

"You don't find yourself, you create yourself."

To say living abroad in Den Haag, Netherlands was living "the good life", is an understatement at best. It is an experience had that can be explained in a plethora of words, but more ideally expressed by what our hearts and souls absorbed through our senses. Life rushed in and brought these enigmatical freedoms and fates that our minds could only fathom in humble doses. I was blessed enough to encounter some of the most amazing people that helped pave the way to inspiration. Sharing this reality of a dream with each other has formulated an unspoken understanding and connection between us to last a lifetime.
“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” - Pat Conroy

Words alone to not do justice to our experiences and sought out worldliness, therefore, they are illustrated through music and lyrics, photographs, quotes, random thoughts, and humor.

Den Haag

Den Haag

"Not all those who wander are lost" - J. R. R. Tolkien

A playlist of songs was created to capture the tone.

"Aqueous Transmission", by Incubus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JFyo2mFqEs

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

"Den Haag

Den Haag

Lyrics- "Float on" by Modest Mouse"And we'll all float on ok, and we'll float anyway."
"Well we'll float on, good news is on the way."
"Alright don't worry, even if things end up a bit too heavy, we'll all float on.."

Den Haag

Den Haag

Tram stop, Centraal Station

Tram stop, Centraal Station

Den Haag

Den Haag

Den Haag

Den Haag

Den Haag

Den Haag

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." -Buddha
Home cooking

Home cooking

Jinny and Natalia

Jinny and Natalia

Jennifer's room

Jennifer's room

Meladi, Jinny, Jennifer, Aaron feeding each other pie

Meladi, Jinny, Jennifer, Aaron feeding each other pie

Imagination Rocks

Imagination Rocks

Den Haag

Den Haag

Den Haag

Den Haag

Den Haag

Den Haag

Street art

Street art

Jinny

Jinny

Fun lights

Fun lights

fun on the tram

fun on the tram

ball chin

ball chin

This stove top

This stove top

But do not ask me where I am heading,
As I travel in this limitless world
Where every step I take is my home
~ Portion of a Poem by Eihei Dogen ~

Den Haag

Den Haag

Jennifer, Natalia, Carolina, Jinny, Michel

Jennifer, Natalia, Carolina, Jinny, Michel

Natalia, Jennifer, Jinny, club 1-4

Natalia, Jennifer, Jinny, club 1-4

Den Haag

Den Haag

View from my bedroom

View from my bedroom

Den Haag sunrise from my bedroom

Den Haag sunrise from my bedroom

Den Haag, from our apt window

Den Haag, from our apt window

Den Haag

Den Haag

The wonders of a journey consist far more of such intangible experiences and unexpected situations than of factual things and events of material reality.
~ Lama Anagarika Govinda

Jennifer in the shoe

Jennifer in the shoe

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Escher Museum

"The world is but a canvas to the imagination."

M.C Escher was most vividly known for his mathematical art such as spatial illusions, repeating geometric patterns (tesselations), and his talent with woodcutting.

This was by far one of the most interesting and fascinating museums I have visited. It is one I could go back and visit time and time again.

The cost of admission is € 7.50/adult, but discounted if you have a museum pass.

http://www.escherinhetpaleis.nl/index.php?set_cms_session_language=en

Escher museum

Escher museum


Escher

Escher


Escher

Escher


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A 1, 000 suitcases full of memories

Memories marked by quotes, phrases, goodness, and photos

"Many people measure success by the money that consumes them; but rather shouldn’t you measure your success to equal true happiness.."
Morgan, Greg, Jennifer, Aaron, Jinny

Morgan, Greg, Jennifer, Aaron, Jinny

"Trail mix, twinkies, and diamonds are forever." -Jennifer and Christina
Club 1-4

Club 1-4

"Make love, not awkwardness"- Jennifer
I love my girls

I love my girls

"Remember when Aaron lost his expensive Swiss pass while still in Switzerland...." Jennifer Morse
Aastraat Party, Aaron and Lucau

Aastraat Party, Aaron and Lucau

"Wait, so if you have several religions does that make your soul a whore?"- ChristinaChristina, Maskarade party

Christina, Maskarade party

"Yes Christina and by the way, your soul is a huge whore."- Morgan
Morgan, Meagan, Christina

Morgan, Meagan, Christina

"Berries n cream!" -Jennifer's fav
Jinny, berries N cream!

Jinny, berries N cream!


Jennifer and Jinny

Jennifer and Jinny

"I'm going out the window!!" -Aaron everywhere we go.
Never black and white, Meladi and Aaron

Never black and white, Meladi and Aaron

laughter

laughter

Conspiracy Theory?

Conspiracy Theory?

"Goat? Goat! Look at me when I'm talkin to you!" - Greg
Adorable

Adorable

Greg, feeding and petting

Greg, feeding and petting

Greg, rockin the shades

Greg, rockin the shades

"Hey do you guys know Steven?" - combined effort
Do you guys know Steven?

Do you guys know Steven?

Oh Steven

Oh Steven

"Please put your hands on my celery, we're going to take a picture." -Jennifer to Aaron
Meladi, Jennifer, Aaron, Paige

Meladi, Jennifer, Aaron, Paige


Aaron

Aaron

"Wait maybe I've been here before but I don't think I petted anything." -Aaron
Turtle?

Turtle?

turtle

turtle

Closest! Is it a teenage mutant ninja turtle?

Closest! Is it a teenage mutant ninja turtle?

It's a big jacket, and I'm a big guy!" -Aaron about wearing his puffy black jacket.Aaron that fly guy

Aaron that fly guy

with the sheep...sheep..sheep." - Paige when looking at the sheep playing cards
The sheep sheep sheep

The sheep sheep sheep

Never black and white, Paige

Never black and white, Paige

Never black and white, Joe

Never black and white, Joe

ARMS UP!!!!!!!-------->Me (Meladi)
Meladi with pie

Meladi with pie

Reply "I know why I'm Fez!" - Meladi
Jennifer, Aaron, Paige

Jennifer, Aaron, Paige

Meladi, Aaron, Jennifer, Paige in Amsterdam

Meladi, Aaron, Jennifer, Paige in Amsterdam

I need to get out! Alstjeblieft!!!!...Alstjeblieft!! - Lucau
-He yelled as he was swatting people trying to get out from the back of the Hague University elevator.

Lucau, The Pub

Lucau, The Pub

Orangina....
Orangina, what a tasty tangy beverage

Orangina, what a tasty tangy beverage

Princess toes. :)
Greg

Greg

W.W.A.D.= What Would Aaron Do?
Jennifer replies "He would hit that b*@#h!"
-in regards to Aaron, the Packman, being able to polish off the footlong Frankfurt in Barcelona.
Aaron can't get enough

Aaron can't get enough

RLD= Red Light District
Pimping is forbidden in the Netherlands

Pimping is forbidden in the Netherlands

Muesli cereal= ......you know -Jennifer Morse (satisfied pain)
Muesli Cereal

Muesli Cereal

"I think that it is Hamster Week?!"
-Morgan, after going to Albert Heijn and seeing all of the Hamsters on the wall advertising discounts.

Albert Heijn

Albert Heijn

Great story; Walking home from my flat, Jinny and Meladi witnessed Aaron smack his head into a pole by the RLD. It was raining, he was walking with his umbrella, and claimed the pole came out of nowhere. After many minutes of uncontrollable laughter from Meladi and Jinny, Meladi states, "I hope they got that on camera here."
my street

my street

You don't even know!! - Dane Cook
A day and night in Amsterdam

A day and night in Amsterdam

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