Coming from a place where the automobile is king of the road, it’s refreshing to bike around Maastricht and not fear for my life. When I tried biking to class in Texas, I was nearly clipped by cars or cut off by oblivious students who were texting while walking. After a week of riding my little blue bike here in Europe, I was excited to see that bikers rule these roads instead of drivers. Even though old ladies on mopeds still honk at me occasionally, I’m learning more road rules every day, and I no longer flinch and cross my fingers every time a car zooms past.
Audrey Cary – CES exchange student from Baylor University in Waco, Texas