Update: More Heartbrand photo collection!!

In You Say Potato, I Say Potayto, I shared about how nice it is to find something similar in different settings. One of the things I love to see (and photograph) is how the Heartbrand logo is the same but called differently in different countries. I’m happy to report that I’ve got more collections of […]

Visiting Hogwarts

A few weeks ago I won a ticket to be a visiting muggle to the Hogwarts. Of course, Harry Potter  – the boy who lived – has long graduated from the school so I didn’t meet him, but still the visit was really interesting. I was granted permission to publish some public photos of the […]

You Say Potato, I Say Potayto

One of the things I love about traveling in Europe is I can really feel that I’m in a foreign land. Whenever I travel out of Holland, for example, I enjoyed watching how the usual uitgang (exit) sign turned into sortie in France, uscita in Italy, salida in Spain, or výstup in Czech. Easy way of […]

Kröller-Müller Museum

Kröller-Müller is one of the great museums in Holland that, for some reasons, is often not visited by international students. Maybe because its location is a bit inconvenient to be reached by a public transportation. It’s going to take some walking from the bus stop to the museum, but I say that in sunny day, […]

Hoensbroek Castle

What country in Europe has the most castles? Please don’t be tempted to say it’s Holland, just because I’m blogging a lot about it. As always, you can consult Master Google for the right answer, but I’m telling you now that it’s not Holland. However, that doesn’t mean that Holland is not the home for […]

How to Attend the Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican (with no ticket)

Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican is extremely popular. There are so many people who want to attend it, locals or tourists and Catholic or non-Catholic alike. That’s why you’ll need a ticket to be able to enter the church. Don’t have a ticket? Don’t worry, you can still go. There will be big screens […]

Christmas in Austria

The nice thing about studying in Holland particularly in the ISS is that there are so many other international students who are also away from home. Here in the US, we really feel the difference. During the semester break like this, most of the students will leave campus to be with their family. We the […]

La Tartaruga and the Wonder of Languages

One day as I was window shopping in Florence, Italy, I saw these cute turtles. I can’t tell you how surprised I was when I read the writing on the jewelry box: “La Tartaruga”. Turns out it is the Italian word for “The Turtle”. And you know what so special about it? In my hometown, […]