Hello guys! I’m really sorry for being late on my post again! Exams ended 2 weeks ago, and I’ve been busy traveling ever since! Currently writing this from Cinque Terre in Italy.
So… Period 2 zoomed by in a flash. I had global business & strategic marketing, both modules which i am terribly afraid that I may not be able to pass (Praying really really hard!). My exams ended on the last day (19th!) and by then… Most people were already gone as their exams ended wayyyyy earlier. Met up with some of my friends whom i’ve made in my global business class for some drinks at night after my exams and we said our goodbyes ))’: Dont know when we will meet again, but I will really cherish the friendships created here (((:
Christmas is amazing in Europe is soooo different from that of Singapore’s! The christmas atmostphere everywhere is amazing, and maastricht has an annual christmas market set up at Vrithof Square! I was quite amazed that they actually managed to squeeze an entire christmas market (ice skating rink, stalls, ferris wheel etc..) in that small area, but it looks super gorgeous!!
There are many other christmas markets around, such as in Aachen (Germany), which is only a 1 hour bus ride away. (Its pretty cheap too, a return ticket costs about 8euros?) The christmas market there is a lot bigger and pretty cool! (: Worth checking it out if you wanna take a simple day trip out!
Goodbye Maastricht ):
I’ll be saying goodbye to Maastricht and Europe in approximately 5 days… This exchange has been nothing but amazing, and it’s really a bittersweet feeling leaving this place. On one hand, I am extremely excited to be back in Singapore (back to some warmth, and to be reunited with my family & friends!) and yet on the other hand… I have enjoyed my stay in Maastricht and I will definitely miss this small cosy town very much! Many people have asked me, “why maastricht??”, since the workload in Maastricht Uni is considered to be pretty heavy.. To be honest, I have no idea why I chose to come here. Maybe it’s the pretty photos I’ve found on google, or the fact that its super central (right next to belgium and germany), or even the SBE system. No matter what, I am definitely glad that I chose to spend 5 months of my time here in this town of lovely and friendly people (: Maastricht may be small, not too bustling, nothing too happening, but I have left a part of my heart here and this place will always be remembered.
I’m extremely excited for the people who will be coming to Maastricht on exchange next sem!! (: You guys must be busy packing your bags right now. Have you gotten a bike??? It should cost somewhere around 40-70 euros! So don’t pay more than 100 euros for the bike, or else it’ll be difficult to sell it off in the future (: Feel free to contact me should you have any questions!!! (: Enjoy your stay in Maastricht, and dont forget to pause once in a while to admire the beauty Maastricht has to offer. It’s really a very very gorgeous place (‘:
Signing off for the last time,