My weekend visit to Belgium, where I visited Ypres and various First World War memorials.
Several weeks ago, on the weekend of the 17 and 18 March, I was given the amazing opportunity to visit the region of Flanders in Belgium with a Rotarian from my Host Rotary Club and his family.
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My recent interview with a local Dutch newspaper about my exchange experience in the Netherlands.
Recently, I was interviewed and photographed by a local newspaper journalist from De Toren, which is a regional newspaper in the province where I live in the Netherlands.
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A day trip to the north of the Netherlands to the village of Giethoorn, the ‘Venice of the Netherlands’.
On the weekend of the 10th of March the Netherlands Rotary Youth Exchange Multidistrict Committee arranged a gathering for all of the Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange students to meet in Giethoorn, a small village in the north of the Netherlands famed for its absence of roads, with the only way to get around being canals or footpaths.
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A recap of the Dutch Orientation Course, which I attended with the other newly arrived Inbounders.
Several weeks ago, from the 27 February to the 2 March, the Netherlands Rotary Youth Exchange Multidistrict Committee brought all of the newly arrived Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange students together to the city of Eindhoven for our Dutch Orientation Course. We arrived on Tuesday night and spent three days studying the Dutch language and hanging out together.
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A snapshot of my vakantie (holiday) week after the conclusion of Carnarval in the south of the Netherlands.
Following the celebration of Carnarval, the south of the Netherlands has a week’s holiday, something which I was looking forward to more than Carnarval itself.
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The first month of my Rotary Youth Exchange in the Netherlands.
I’ve been living in the Netherlands for a whole month now! I can’t really believe it’s been that long; however my life here has settled into a comfortable, but exciting rhythm.
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My arrival in the Netherlands.
Two weeks ago I finally arrived in the Netherlands, and I have received an amazing welcome.
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