I have finally arrived in Leiden safe and sound!
It’s an incredibly beautiful city with a lot of history and amazing Dutch culture. I am excited to explore and this city in the context of the rest of Holland while learning about the Universe Awareness project.
Once I arrived and settled in “the most beautiful house in all of Leiden,” according to my landlady, I was introduced to housemate and co-worker Stephanie. She is an American student from Minnesota also interning at UNAWE this summer. It will be nice to have an American peer to talk with both at home and work. Once I met her, she invited me for a night out in Amsterdam with our boss Pedro (UNAWE international project manager) and Sarah, who is a collaborator and science writer based in Cambridge. Here’s us at dinner:
First day of work is tomorrow, so I better get some rest, but here’s a photo of my amazing room for the meantime: