Author Archives: Danika Marquis

About Danika Marquis

Danika is an e-learning developer at TUDelft and former radio lecturer at Rhodes University.

Asocial moments on public transport

It has officially been a year since I moved to the Netherlands, and what a full year it has been! Since 15 October 2014, I have: visited 5 european countries explored 5 provinces in the Netherlands moved house twice bought … Continue reading

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Under-construction – Poland

I had no expectations of Poland, largely because I would never have elected it as a top holiday destination. However, we had come to Wroclaw for a weekend wedding, and I was glad to have an excuse to explore eastern … Continue reading

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Spring in Holland

Spring is finally here, and I have never seen so many flowers before in my life. Last week, we cycled to the famous Keukenhof,¬†which is only open 2 months per year. The slideshow below showcases only a few of the … Continue reading

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Sex and snow

Spring is in the air, flowers are blooming, and it looks like my experiences of snow for this year will remain limited to the four days ¬†that we had in January. Still, those four days were rather exciting. As a … Continue reading

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Volunteering

Okay, so I didn’t fall off the edge of the world, even if it felt that way because the last two weeks have been so insanely busy. To begin with, last Monday, I started my official Dutch lessons (kindly sponsored … Continue reading

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Cats and the Oatmeal

In the darkness something lurks. While I lie cuddled in bed, dreaming of white wine and sunshine, and blissfully unaware, a monster is clawing its way along the bottom of my bed. It watches. It waits. And then… as one … Continue reading

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Wearing Thin

It’s misty and minus 1 degrees at midday. Ice has formed on the windows of each car, in the wet patches on the street, and is sparkling along the edges of the canals that run the 8kms between Haarlem and … Continue reading

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