And you’re singing the song, thinking this is the life  – Amy Macdonald So my first week at Harvard is done and it’s time for an update! On Monday I had my first real Harvard educational experience since it was time for my first class. Man, lectures at Harvard are like ten serious steps up from Tilburg University. For starters,…

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Concrete jungle where dreams are made of – Alicia Keys & Jay-Z I made it!! As we speak I’m sitting in the open window of my Harvard dorm room looking out on the beautiful lawn in front of our house. Life is good. Okay, let’s go back to the start. Even though the journey over here was fine, there were…

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Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today  – Frank Sinatra On 18 June 2010 I will hop on a plane to New York City for a 2 month stay in the United States of America. For 7 weeks I will study at the prestigous Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I will take a course in International Relations at the Harvard summer school…

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The summer of 2009 had yet another adventure waiting for me. Only a day after I got back from India I had to catch a plane to Poland. Yes, Poland! The World Rowing Championships were held over there and since my bro was in the stroke seat of the lightweight Dutch men’s eight I had to be there, obviously. The…

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When we arrived in Delhi we got in a cab and drove directly to the hotel we’d picked out earlier. Since Delhi traffic is completely crazy (even more crazy than the rest of India) this seemed like a good idea. Unfortunately, all the more affordable rooms in the hotel were booked. Or at least, that’s what they told us as…

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Not on a Harley Davidson cruising Route 66, but on a Parveen nightbus wobbling on bumpy Indian roads… But first, Pondicherry! The Lonely Planet was right: chances are you stay longer than planned in lovely Pondicherry. The city still has that old French colonial vibe because you cannot escape its Frenchness: French street names, French food, French buildings, French speaking…

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