The 5 types of coffee drinkers

Coffee – you hate it or you love it. And sometimes you don’t care and drink it anyway. It’s a big staple in many, many people’s lives and also a quite central part of culture. And especially as a student caffeine becomes pretty important after a while, and whenever you go to catch up with…

5 tips to help you study

With exam period being in full swing, it gets harder and harder every day to concentrate and be productive and motivated. Some days (or maybe even all days?) you would rather just stay in bed, watch Netflix and avoid all responsibilities. But at the same time, you know that that’s obviously not the best idea,…

A foodie guide to Groningen

A Foodie Paradise. a guest blog by Emma from https://bitesandboardingpasses.com/   I can’t have this travel blog without sharing this beautiful city with you guys. During my time as a student (and still) I have called this place my home. Groningen is a student city by heart. With over 57k students in a city with…

5 Ways to step out of your comfort zone in Groningen

Do you still remember that moment that you thought: “I need some change in my life.” And that’s what you did. By moving to another city in another country, with probably nobody you knew. Just you and your big suitcase. If you are still in doubt about moving to a strange city without knowing the…

5 Things to do when the weather is better

The bitter cold is gone, and slowly but surely it is getting warmer(or so it seems). There’s still a long way to go until we can actually call it spring, but it’s not quite winter anymore yet. And trust me when I say, Groningen in warm weather is a whole other level of life and…

Achieving your New Year’s Resolutions in Groningen  

  It’s been about 2 months since the New Year’s Eve, time flies by so quickly. Many people around this time of the year tend to forget about the so called “New year’s resolutions” Every December I tell myself, this year I will be healthy, I will start studying, I will learn a new language…

4 questions answered about the Eierbal

Frikandellen, kroketten and bitterballen: just a few examples of typical Dutch snacks. You can get them in several places in Groningen and probably remind you of something you find back home. However, there is one snack in Groningen that will probably surprise you the most: an eierbal (egg ball). It almost sounds like a joke,…

The 5 types of roommates you will meet in every student house

Student life is that awkward stage of life that transitions childhood to adulthood. Starting university will bring you a life full of surprises. Of course, one of the primordial things to do is finding a place to stay and survive for the next 3 to 5 years. In many cases you’ll have to share the…

5 Misconceptions about Latinos

Every culture has its own traditions and customs which shape the way people behave. Have you ever stared at a person and sensed a Latino vibe but you weren’t sure? There are a lot of misconceptions and erroneous stereotypes surrounding the Latino community, however at the same time there are things that are not so…

How to live in Groningen the Dutch way

Arriving in Groningen from a total different country with a whole different culture can be confusing sometimes. It can seem hard to understand why these tall, blond people act the way they do. But if you understand a little bit of their way they are living and thinking, I’m pretty sure you will fit in…