The fourth and final leg of the trip was to Rotterdam, Netherlands, 499 km from Hamburg. Country Manufacturing Value-Added (% of GDP): 12% (World Bank) Rotterdam is a progressive, multicultural city whose mayor is the first in the country to be an immigrant (a Muslim, no less). New Economy (2016) noted that “Rotterdam has embraced innovation and experimental [...]
The third leg of the trip was to Hamburg, Germany, 490 km from Prague. Country Manufacturing Value-Added (% of GDP): 21% (World Bank) Hamburg is widely considered the most international of all German cities and has the highest percentage of international residents in Germany at 14% (LabourEconomics, 2019). It has a notable history in trade [...]
Last day in Europe. Definitely feel my body starting to wear down. Wanted to get up early and run but my body told me nope. Our first tour of the day involved seeing the windmills. It was interesting seeing the way people lived in them and how they operated as irrigation pumps. After that we [...]
The second leg of the trip was to Prague, Czech Republic, 402 km from Munich. Country Manufacturing Value-Added (% of GDP) 27% (World Bank, 2019) The Czech Republic was the longtime industrial center of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. According to EuroStat (2018), “The most important sector for Czech SMEs is manufacturing, which generates almost 30% of [...]
Today was our last full day in Europe and what better way to end it than with the most interactive tour yet...a bike tour of the port. This by far was my favorite tour because it was so interactive and biking allowed us to see so much more of the port. It was very interesting [...]
Last day in Europe. It's been fun and I want everyone to know it's worth it to go and study abroad. I want to end by saying the bike tour was the best.
Seeing and being able to utilize the bike lanes spanning all across the city was a real highlight to the trip for me personally. Having been my favorite method of travel back when I was younger it brought out some great memories going through the old neighborhoods and streaking downhill in the underground paths at [...]
Today is the day before I go back home to Indiana. So this last reflection is just to let you all know this has been enjoyable experience going around Europe and making new friends on this SA. Cody Phillips
Day 11 - Rotterdam The highlight of my day would have to be dinner at Rhoon Castle. The location was beautiful, and the dinner they served was delicious. I’m glad we had the opportunity to network a little bit with some of the Rotary members in and around our meal.
Day 10 - Rotterdam Getting to Rotterdam was certainly taxing, what with all the train rides, but I’m happy to find that it’s a beautiful city. I’m artistic, so seeing all statues, installations, and paintings around the city was super interesting. The nightlife also seems really cool.