This month started off cycling in the cobbled streets of Amsterdam. A few of my mates and I travelled to The Netherlands in the beginning of Reading Week. We took a four-day trip, spending three days in Amsterdam and one day in The Hague. We had an incredible time, especially because we rented out cycles to go around the city. Personally, I believe this is the best way to explore any city because you get to explore places where the standard sightseeing tour would never take you. After three days of Amsterdam, we took a day trip to The Hague.
The Hague is, of course, home to the International Court of Justice. It was a truly spectacular sight witnessing a building that holds such significance in the world Moreover, outside the Court, most countries in the world have provided a significant stone, which leads to an eternal peace flame. In today’s turbulent times, it truly shows what everyone should work towards achieving: peace. This marked our last day in Holland as we took a delayed flight back to a terribly foggy Manchester. The next week was Reading Week, which meant that most students relocated to the library. I spent most of this week covering up on the past couple of months.
A major highlight of this month was my visit to Wembley Stadium in London, where the Indian Prime Minister was to address a rather large crowd of people during his UK visit. It was an amazing event, packed with performances, speeches, and even a surprise guest, the British PM. I got a chance to catch up with my friends in London, but it was soon time to head back.
The month finished with the opening of the world-famous Manchester Christmas markets. I have not yet had a chance to visit, but I did go for the Christmas Lights Switch On. It is definitely the best time of year.