Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Is this real life?

This is my first drunken post so just go with it. I got back from my study tour in Brussels, Bruge, Paris, Versailles, and Reims. If you asked me to sum it up, I would have to say...we all drank alcohol like it's water. This group of kids that I am with everyday is the funniest bunch I have ever met. Now I am meeting the international students and I wondering what the hell I was thinking not going to Australia. Every single person (including all the guys) have crushes on all the Aussie's here. But the drunken fiasco just continued as soon as we got back to Maastricht. I tried Absinthe tonight...awesome. Then I walked home through a park and seesawed with a boy for a good 15 minutes (I can't even remember the last time I have seen a seesaw). This is what my life has become. GOODNIGHT.  

Friday, August 26, 2011

Best Story Yet

If there is any post to read it is this one. I was walking through the park with three of my friends. Coincidentally, I was talking about how these sketchy guys were there last night and that it was really uncomfortable walking through there. There were these two kids there maybe ages (8-10). One of them looks at me and says, "I WANT SEX."I immediately freaked out and we all kept walking up this ally way. Next thing I know they got on their bike. One was pedaling and the other was riding on the back. They were following us up this ally and eventually passed us. They turned their bike around and started heading straight towards us. Right as they are about to pass me the kid reaches out and GRABS MY BOOB. IT WAS A DRIVE BY GRAB. So if you can picture me getting molested by an 8 year old and then freaking out in the street, that is what happened. Then they followed me home.

Lesson learned: Watch out for all boys ages 8-60 during all hours of the day. Guys here are ridiculous.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fake call

Finally just about everyone has a cell phone so now we can all find each other. There's this really cool feature on all of our phones. It's called "Fake Call." It says in the hand book, "You can simulate an incoming call when you want to get out of meetings or unwanted conversations." Basically you can set a timer for your phone to call itself. Then you pretend to talk to someone and walk away from creepers.

Today we went on a city tour, boat tour, and to the caves. All of them were so cool. The caves are so big and I think the tour guide said there are over 200 of them under the ground. They have names carved in to every wall dating back to World War II and earlier. There was also charcoal art done all over the walls. There was everything from dinosaurs to the royal family tree.

Also, today my friend was not so lucky when ordering food! Pizza with egg ? HA

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Check out my ride

Bought a kiddie bike for 50 Euros today. Lucked out because there's somewhere around 200 people searching for bikes and not many are left. Because they are in high demand, the ones that are left are around 200 Euros. When I bought it both tires were flat and I had to ride it home. Legs. So. Sore. Ok so  you basically ride your bike in the street which is really scary. There are roundabouts here and the bike lanes are included in that. It's really intense riding around here. The bike lanes are shared by the mopeds also. I realized that if I am going to get injured (or killed), riding my bike is how it will be done. I also purchased lights and a cool bell for my bike. Don't want to get fined!

Last night was a thunderstorm comparable to the Colorado thunderstorms. Absolutely insane, everyone was awake.

Some funny things about my new home:
-Showers are co-ed and don't have slants to the drains. Yes, I flooded the shower
-They charge for condiments
-No free refills
-Water is not free
-Some public bathrooms you have to pay to use
-The McDonalds is a two story building
-There's beer on tap inside one of my school buildings

Monday, August 22, 2011

Dutch Life aka Thug Life

Finally in The Netherlands and holy hell this is stressful. Even my own blog went Dutch. I went to a restaurant and just guessed what to order. It ended up being pretty good, but it was quite the gamble. I ordered an ice tea and they gave me some sort of sparkling drink that was also pretty good.

The grocery store is in a mall and there's a million people in there because it is tiny. I went in there to shop today, but decided not to buy anything because there was just too much going on.  The mall looks like a million dollar stores crammed into one giant place.

This is on the back of my door, I laughed for a good while. Basically if there is an emergency I call Satan.

Well after 2 days of flying and all kinds of drama-rama. I am going to the bar. I need a drink.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

How to keep myself entertained with all this travelling.

I am at the Philadelphia airport running on no sleep. I am in a very frazzled state. Being alone with hours and hours of travelling time ahead of me has made me lose my freaking mind.

Things I have done for entertainment:

-People watched
-Joined in on conversations while eavesdropping
-Called just about anyone who will talk to me
-Walked through every store in the airport
-Watched hours of Modern Family
-Listened to people from other countries say over and over "THIS IS AMURRRICA." (hilarious)
-Looked up fun facts about The Netherlands. They are as follows: 

= The Dutch are the tallest people in Europe
= After the Scandinavians, the Dutch are the world's biggest coffee drinkers 
= One quarter of The Netherlands is below sea level.
= People in Holland eat raw herring with onions on top (Should I try this? Ick)

Well I think it is time to walk around the airport again. Maybe I missed something?