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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

swine! before pearls. silk purse.

european sun.

things are pretty good here atm. the weather is still swelteringly hot, although it rained today, but i'm looking forward to the winter. i've been and visited the polders, which are really green and verdant. they have a problem with too much water here, because they have nowhere to put it! i've been riding my bike heaps, and it's much safer then riding in australia, because they have seperate roads for bikes, that cars can't drive on. uni is kind of hard. i keep on missing classes because they keep on changing rooms irregularly, the work is easy, but there's so many other distractions, it's hard to get started. i've been here almost a month now, and i think it's time to go see some other countries on the weekend. belgium, germany and france are three i will probably go to. i'd like to go to venice as well, but it might be smarter to do the whole of italy at once.
anyway, i'm keeping well, and cooking lots of marvellous food for myself.

Thursday, September 14, 2006


this is a post to say i'm still alive.

i'm still alive.
just barely.
exchange students have too many parties, and beer and wine and cigarettes and pot are so cheap here.
12 euro buys buys a 24 pack of 500ml amstel cans and me and stuart, my scottish exchange buddy, go through one of those every night we drink, which is about4 nights a week. the rest of the nights we just drink a couple of bottles of wine @ 1.80 euro each. a 6 pack of heinekin costs under 3 euro's.
it's tons of fun though. so many cool people are around

it's tons of fun though. so many cool people are around, and utrecht is an awesome city. i'm in this tiny internet cafe which is in a bunker under the footpath, near the windows which look out over the oudegracht (old canal) and i can watch all the little boats going past. i'm loving every minute, and skipping every second class.

pictures will come soon, if i ever get the internet connected. my nederlands mobile number is 0625501900, if the world ends and anyone needs to tell me, cause you guys are all a day ahead of me.

there's a whole floor in the building i live in which is filled with all the best people in the whole building.

4 scottish kids, 2 estonians, 1 german, countless spanish, 2 norwegians, 2 other real australians + 2 students who live in australia, 2 americans, plus about ten others i can't be bothered writing about because it would take so long. i'm finding it so hard to wake up in time for class every day, because there's always someone to hang out with until 2 in the morning. i bought a set of speakers, and we leave them in the kitchen and play music all day. we're going to buy another couch, and everyone loves to hang out.

the weather is great atm. 26 degrees at least all week, and today and yesterday were 30. we''re thinking of going to the beach on saturday, except i didn't bring any swimming stuff. the sun's lovely here too, because it doesn't burn like the australian one. i'm just beginning to realise how bad it is that i don't know any dutch. i wen't to my design history class and i didnt understand much at all.

have fun everyone.