Tuesday, August 28, 2012


    I was glad to meet Katerina in Utrecht. It is impressive how she sees everything as a discovery and a new experience. She seems to deeply understand and feel the substance of the motto "carpe diem". 

Name: Katerina 
Age:   23
From: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
To:      Utrecht, Netherlands                         Area: deUithof
For:    5 great months


  1. Why Utrecht?

I’ve always wanted to live for a while in the Netherlands, because when I was 13 I’ve visited Amsterdam which I really liked. And I've heard great comments from friends been in Utrecht before... 

  2. The best thing to do with company.

Cycling, chatting, drinking beer, laying on grass or having BBQs (whenever the weather is ok). 
There is always something new and exciting happening when being around interesting people J

3. The best thing to do alone in the city.

Wandering around. Cycling in the narrow streets.

4. What do you see from your window?

Trees and grasslands with small canals crossing them. As the days go by you can watch the seasonal changes of Nature’s colors.

5. What do you find impressive about the courses in the University of Utrecht.

A totally different philosophy of what we are used in Greece.

6. The/a song linked to your life in Utrecht.

Little talks – By Monsters and Men

7. A taste you will remember.

Stroopwafel, speculoos spread and all different kinds of cheese to which I was addicted. 

8. 3 to 5 things that became your favourite routine in Utrecht.

Using the bicycle to go everywhere no matter the distance or the weather conditions, meeting new people every single day, going to the lab (sometimes tiring but still one of my favourite routine), going to the flee market in the city center every Saturday...

9. 3 to 5 words for Utrecht.

Cute, friendly, multicultural, students & bicycles. 

10. 3 to 5 words for you living in Utrecht.

More open-minded, happy, excited, calm.

11. Something that you will take with you.

A new way of thinking and addresses/phone numbers of people that I will never forget.


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