hmsies.

Cultural experiences and funny musings by two twenty-somethings living abroad

Dutch Traditions: Carnaval Day!

So a couple of weekends ago, the two halves of Hmsies were finally able to meet up after 6 months (!) to celebrate Carnaval in the Dutch town of Tilburg, … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Us vs. Them: The Refugee Crisis

  Given the recent attacks in Brussels, we are now facing a huge problem with the rapidly changing face of our societies. We no longer feel safe, we are lacking … Continue reading

April 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Planning to study abroad? Here’s what you need to know!

So, me and Jasper have both decided to start our Master’s this year (or should we say now last year) and we are both doing it outside the UK. Jasper … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

What’s up, 2016?

So, we have made it to the other side (I must have called a thousand times!). New Year is upon us and with that, many new resolutions to be broken … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hmsies’ Guide To Oktoberfest

It’s beer o’clock! At least for this weekend before Oktoberfest comes to a close for this year! Seeing as Munich is where we first met, we wanted to write about … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

The curious case of the telepathetic psychic

So who believes in spirits or even the afterlife? I have to say that I have always been rather curious about this and so when I heard that my local … Continue reading

August 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Europe in Flux

It’s probably safe to say that Jose Manuel Barroso doesn’t envy Jean-Claude Juncker in his first 9 months as President of the EU Commission. Not only has the Greek economic … Continue reading

July 24, 2015 · Leave a comment