High school year America: I wish I had known these 10 things before leaving

”My high school year in the United States wasn’t exactly what I expected.” When I tell people about my experience in America, I get a lot of surprised reactions. An exchange year should be amazing and doesn’t it have an positive impact on the rest of your life? Yes, my…

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Lockdown diary 2| Raclette for two

The first day of lockdown was fine, but yes, it was only day one. I have been productive and finished the day with a good feeling. The first Saturday of the lockdown was way less productive and consisted mainly of eating good food and watching Netflix. (and writing a few…

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Lockdown diary day 1 |’I kept looking at the clock to see if we were already in lockdown’

”France is going in lockdown again, I am sure about it.” My boyfriend has been saying that for months and unfortunately it turned out he was right. The numbers of Covid cases are going up by more than 30.000 per day and 58% of the intensive care beds are used…

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Coronavirus in Paris, this is how I experience living in the city

Paris is considered as one of the red zones in France when you look at the coronavirus. The Dutch government tells people from the Netherlands to only visit the city for a necessary visit. When you come back, you are advised to stay in quarantaine for 10 days. The French…

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Vacation during the corona crisis? This was our summer

Do you know the joke of Merel travelling to Slovenia and Austria? She didn’t go. Going on vacation during the corona crisis seemed like a good plan. We would be leaving the big city for nature, where the risk of catching covid19 is way smaller than in Paris. Unfortunately our…

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