Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Rotary Reunion in Leiden!
Mandy, David, Sevgi, Me
In Amsterdam we stayed at David's house. (The Ambassadorial Scholar who is studying for his Masters of Law at Leiden University.) It was awesome to stay outside of Amsterdam, but also, the house was beautiful and there was everything we could possibly need, including three beds. Coming from the chaotic, dirty streets of Istanbul, we were definitely spoiled.
A huge part of our scholarship is cultural and it was great experiencing a culture that is so unlike that of Turkey. Besides the museums and art, food, weather, etc...the people are just different. I'm not sure how to explain, and it is not good or bad, but I really felt like I was in the West again.