Author Archives: Alanna Pepin Danissen

Happy New Year!

Spring has got to be on its way! Days have gotten sunnier and I feel… happier! Looking back at the New year’s resolutions and promises,  I can only agree they’ve been a big fail. I’ll probably fill in the exchange report after my time in the Netherlands as this blog simply does not serve the […]

Late again…

Late again! Once more I didn’t write anything in a while and it seems all my good resolutions for next time crumble as soon as I finish a post. And as my notebooks fill with stories and adventures and memories, this blog remains empty. However I have been good at summing up long periods into […]

Long Time, No See !

Yesterday Gary was taken away and I had to realize how much of a good companion he had been to me for the last three months. Driving me from A to B rain or shine, at anytime of the day or night, we had together, braved crowded roads, stormy winds and drunken wanders home. Gary […]

Busy Week – Pt.2 – Punks in Finland look so much cuter!

Suite and end of this week. Thursday school started at 11, with a presentation about the Dutch education system and how students are supposed to work at InHolland. Iris the international coordinator wanted to have an “interactive” talk and I found this hour pleasant. Then the ESN buddies officially introduced themselves before taking us to […]

Busy Week – Pt.1 – A bike called Gary!

It’s Saturday and looking back to the past few days I can hardly believe how rich they have been. I’m sitting in my living room sipping coffee and simply enjoying it! Since Monday things have been just great, I thought I should really share this week with you. I split the whole thing in two […]


The introduction days are over; but it is now that I want to introduce myself. For those of you who already know me, skip this post, for those of you who don’t know me that well, maybe this can help you discover who I am. Please keep in mind I kept this short so that […]

Good Morning Haarlem!

The smile on Dasha’s face this morning, when I handed her a to-go breakfast of raisin buns, croissant and a sadly lukewarm Starbucks latté was priceless! And totally worth the early trip to Schipol Airport. I am now back at Nienke’s flat and got myself to start writing this first blog entry; it was about […]


Stew : A stew is a combination of solid food ingredients that have been cooked in liquid and served in the resultant gravy. This category will be a bit less informative and mostly for sharing random things with my readers.


This blog will stand as some kind of informative diary of my stay in Haarlem, North Holland, and my experience at InHolland University of Applied Sciences. No need for following me, I’ll probably be spamming Facebook after posting a new entry, so be ready to hear about my One Year Wander Through Tulip Fields, or […]