Thursday, April 12, 2007

Cycling, Dancing, and the Beach...

The past several weeks have been spent doing some work for the organization I am with part-time, working on my thesis, and spending time with Arno and friends in the nice weather we've been having! I love it! It's not summer weather yet but the temperatures have been those nice, pleasant ones you have in early Spring. Just fabulous. :o) I hope all of you have had a nice Easter! Check out the rest of the photos here!!!

L-R: Mirjam (Arno's good friend, and now mine), me, my friend's friend from Denmark, and Ulla (from Denmark).

L-R: Me, Arno, Mirjam and her boyfriend, Remy.

Skopje, Macedonia

Dear family and friends,

It has been some time since I've posted photos but that's because Arno bought us a new camera in February and I have yet to plug it up to my computer. This blog is on my short, but sweet trip to Skopje for a conference on implementing internship programs at universities throughout the Balkans. My good friend, Ida, from my course in Leiden also happened to be visiting her hometown of Skopje for the weekend. So, when I wasn't in the conference, I was out with her and her friends and family eating, drinking, and being merry.

See the photos here! (be forewarned, there aren't many!!)

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

In Bizarre News...

...I ran over a cat (an alive one) with my bike. Yes, something which can only happen in a society where cycling is a way of life and not merely for recreation. I was cycling down this quiet neighborhood street behind Arno - we were almost to our apartment. Another man was cycling to my left. The cat ran under his bike tire first and then scrambled out only to run underneath mine. In the commotion, I noticed that I ran over several parts of the cat's body before it could escape. Yep, not your everyday warm encounter with domestic animals...needless to say, I was a little shaken up from witnessing that happen under my very own bike tire and the cat, although alive, will be in some pain for a little while methinks. Sorry little kitty!