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Film Talk I | Kedi, Tulip Fever, The Beguiled

From the streets of present day Istanbul to 17th century Amsterdam, to Virgina during the American Civil War: this very first Film Talk is travelling both distance and time! Welcome to Film Talk I, where I will give you my honest, spoiler-free opinion on new films. Planning an evening out to completely lose yourself in fiction? With…

Studying abroad: University of Leeds

Studying abroad in England | recommendations and tips

The past year I’ve had the privilege of studying abroad at the University of Leeds. Being Dutch, it is not impossible (yet) to study in the UK, but it’s definitely not a cakewalk. After finishing my Bachelor degree in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, I had no idea what to do next. I didn’t really like the…

Life Update & Vlog | What have I been doing?

It has been some time – mind you, a bloody eternity – since I’ve posted content on Birds of Passage. I have NO excuse, other than that life happened and I got lazy. After a long day of uni and presenting and writing essays and working at the café I Netflixed the hell out of…