Hey everyone! A new semester at university has started, which I celebrated by going to Finland, because traditions have to be kept in order! Although this time I did a little differently. I did not tell anyone, except for my host siblings Emilia and Oskari, that I was coming. I flew to Helsinki, where Emilia … More Finland – The Surprise!
Hey everyone! How are you all doing? Did you enjoy the holidays? As I have mentioned before, my December was pretty busy. As most of you know, I study Swedish at university. On the 13th of December, the Swedish department celebrated Saint-Lucia, a Christian feast in honour of Lucia, a martyr from the 3rd century. … More December (part 2)
It’s that time of the year again! When there’s a reason to eat way too much almost every week: Halloween, Saint-Nicholas, the Finnish Independence Day, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and if you’re a university student, studying well. I didn’t do much for Halloween, just a dinner in costume with friends. But for Sinterklaas, I went … More December, part 1
Hello everyone! Last weekend was this year’s first edition of Thuis is Overal (home is everywhere), a project that I introduced to my AFS chapter last year. It is an opportunity for the exchange students to present their home country and serve delicious food. On top of that, it is a good opportunity for everyone … More Thuis is Overal: India, Italy, Turkey
Hello everyone! As some of you know, I was in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, a couple of weeks ago. It was my first time in South America, and my second stamp in my new passport. Yes, I get excited for stamps. They represent my life experiences! Anyway, I was there with my mother for … More Welcome to Ecuador!
And now I will tell you about the most important part of our trip, the 2 weeks mom and I spent in Nosy Be. Since we have did a lot of things, I will only talk about the highlights, otherwise I’d still be writing next month! Nosy Be’s most important Holy tree As I said … More Nosy Be, Madagascar
Hello everyone! It has now been almost two weeks since my mother and I have returned from Madagascar yet this is the first moment I am calm enough to write about it. Getting to Madagascar was quite a long trip since it took us about 28hours. On the way there, we flew from Brussels to … More Stopover in Milan
Hi everyone! I have come back from a wonderful trip to Sweden and Norway. I travelled all on my own, which I hadn’t done before, although I have to admit my Swedish friend Vincent helped me to find train/bus tickets between Sweden and Norway. I flew to Stockholm, and spent my first night there. The … More Annual expansion of my comfort zone
Hello everyone! It has been a while since I last posted something here. I apologise! I have been quite busy though. I (finally) finished my first year at university! I started a new writing project, and I went to the AFS End of stay-camp for foreign exchange students! I was the only volunteer from my … More AFS End of stay-camp 2016
Hello everyone! A couple of weeks ago, I organised with my AFS chapter our second country-afternoon. This time Liz and Anran talked about their native land, respectively Hong Kong and China. They presented she general facts about their countries and also talked about the differences between them. After the presentations, we ate, of course. Anran … More Thuis Is Overal – China en Hong Kong