I’m not actually going to ‘Holland’

If you’re reading this then hopefully you’ve decided to follow me on this strange, exciting, terrifying blogging experience– yippee!

I recently became aware that the terms ‘Holland’ and ‘the Netherlands’ are not actually interchangeable. The Netherlands has 12 provinces kind of like the UK has England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Two of these provinces are called North Holland and South Holland. If I was going to The Hague or Amsterdam then it would be fair to say that I’m going to Holland, however since I’m going to Utrecht (which is a province in itself) then I have in fact been lying to many of you, for which I am deeply sorry.

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p.s my posts are sure to become much less informative from here on out. I promise.

Here we go…

For those of you who don’t know, I am about to head off to Utrecht School of Economics (Utrecht University) to study a BSc in Economics and Business Economics.

I’m writing this blog mainly for friends and family who are interested in keeping up to date with what I’ll be doing as a few people suggested it to me and I couldn’t think of a good enough reason not to.

With exactly two weeks to go this whole going to Uni in the Netherlands thing is starting to feel very real! I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about blogging about it but here we go…