May turned out to be my favourite month to date on this Erasmus. I didn’t do a lot but I did so much at the same time. A visit from … Continue reading Less than a month left // The Erasmus Diaries #6
In the beginning of May I went to Munich as part of a college assignment. Yes, you heard right. For 100% of my grade we had to go to a … Continue reading I went to Munich, Germany
In April I got the chance to spend seven days travelling to three different countries. First I visited Berlin with my class. Then from there myself and my housemate/ friend … Continue reading Travelling to three countries in one week
Hello, how are we doing? I’ve been a bit AWOL from the blog over the last four weeks, so here’s me taking a deep breathe and flinging myself head first … Continue reading Let’s catch up//The Erasmus Diaries #5
I can’t say that Köln (Cologne in English) was on my top places to visit in Germany, but when the Erasmus program in the college over here advertised a trip … Continue reading My weekend in Köln, Germany
Another month has come and gone and as more of a time capsule keepsake for myself, I’m going to do an update on how my second month on Erasmus was.
In this present moment, I am sitting in one of my favourite coffee shops in Utrecht with a big mug of mocha beside me. At the start of April, I (of course) fell down some steps while I was in Prague and sprained my ankle very badly. Right now it’s not the easiest to walk on, is a gorgeous on trend colour of purple bruising and is still pretty swollen.
But this isn’t me pulling out tiny violins. I’m trying not to get my spirits down that my birthday is next week and I had planned to dance the night away, but instead I’m gathering all the positive thoughts I have, in the hope that my ankle heals in time (ok universe?)
So this is a positive, draped in daffodils, sunny list of how March went.
As part of a college article, I had the unique experience of attending my first ever Dutch Poetry Slam event. The criteria being to look at how creative events impact a city. Keep reading to find out how the night went.
(Edit: I also managed to get the piece published on this website: http://www.cityofliterature.nl/u-slam/, so if you want to have a look at it over there that would be lovely <3)
On the first Wednesday of every month poets and onlookers gather in the Theatercafé de Bastaard, in the buzzing cultural city of Utrecht, to take to the stage of U-Slam.
The event is a Poetry Slam Contest, free for anyone to enter, organised by the art organisation Het Literatuur Huis which is based in the city.4