Author Archives: Hannah Beard

Independence

  I have to say, since coming to Utrecht I think I have done a lot of growing up and am becoming very independent (as pretentious as that sounds). It may sound lame but little things like fixing the light … Continue reading

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Pushing the Limits…

Sometimes I really don’t know what’s wrong with me. I feel the need to keep challenging myself physically and mentally and I have no idea why. This week-end I decided it would be a good idea to ride from Zeist … Continue reading

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The Netherlands – Politics and Feminism

This week in my Dutch Present-day society class we were focussing on politics and the area that intrigued me most was the case of Pim Fortuyn.  In order to explain to you my thoughts of this week I need to … Continue reading

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Geographically opposite therefore culturally opposite?

  So I have been in Utrecht for nearly a month now and admittedly I didn’t expect to encounter much of a cultural difference between Australia and the Netherlands when compared with the cultural difference between Australia and other countries. … Continue reading

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First week of classes down, first time in Amsterdam

Classes So I managed to attend all my classes for the first week and avoid getting disastrously lost! If that’s not an achievement I don’t know what is! So the first difference between university in Utrecht and university in Adelaide … Continue reading

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Is the Honeymoon over?

To quote one of my lecturers from Orientation week “You are still in the hone moon phase of living in Utrecht, there will be a crisis but you will come out the other side of it stronger”. Call me optimistic, … Continue reading

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There’s no place like home… Or is there?

Note: Once again this was written about 2 weeks ago but I want you to be up to date and get all the history … in other words the full story!   So here’s my first blog entry from the … Continue reading

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1 Month till the Netherlands!!!!!!

Note: I wrote this 1 month and 18 days ago. I thought it’s be nice for you all to see my thoughts before going into this exchange and it is a good introductory blog. Hi Lovely People!!! I never thought … Continue reading

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