I’m a serious fan of shops selling stationery and household goods. As an exchange student in Maastricht, it became all the more important that such shops exist because they are crucial to all the stuff that helps us cope with hostel life! Here are the shops that I mainly visit to buy essential goods for […]
Editor’s note: Ever since I started corporate life, I have neglected updating this blog, which is only half-complete. Writing can be really tedious and requires a lot of dedication to just sit there and write, uninterrupted. I started writing this draft almost 3 years ago, lost interest and now I’m finally coming back to it […]
This post is dedicated to the small historical city of Maastricht, my home for a third of the year of 2013. Maastricht is such a small town, but it captured my heart in ways I never thought possible. Its charming architecture and laid-back lifestyle are polar opposites of Singapore’s sterile, fast-paced city life. In the […]
Sint-Pietersberg is a nice outing in Maastricht, to get away from being cooped up in the hostel and staring at the laptop all day. Or, if you are really hardworking, staring at your notes all day. We cycled there from the UM Guesthouse, which took us around 20-25 minutes. It was downhill all the way […]
Supermarkets in the Netherlands are generally expensive, in line with the high cost of living in the Netherlands. Still, it is far cheaper to cook your own meals than to eat out. Below are brief descriptions of where we get our groceries in Maastricht.