Citizens Talk 12.0

“One year ago around the same time I was learning French using an app. I didn’t know at the time I would meet this amazing girl that would turn into my girlfriend and we would spend some amazing eight months together, even though it was long distance, we were in love, everything started with a…

Day 274- Roadtripping

Yesterday, I returned from Amsterdam after an absolutely lovely weekend with four friends. I do have to admit that I didn’t really know three of them before we were on our bus to Amsterdam but that’s the beauty of being an exchange student. You just get along with people, and even if you don’t, you…

Day 267- Bus 129

When you’re on an exchange. Every little thing, action and movement towards you starts to matter. Such as when cars stop to let you pass through, or when someone makes an extra effort to help you. Specially the routes and things you see everyday. Bus Number 129 leaves from near my house towards my school…

Day 261- Let’s go Paris

Travelling does not seem to give joy to those who do it without regular reality checks. The idea of going away and running away to explore loses its meaning when there’s nothing to escape. Having traveled to Paris, London, Berlin and Alicante, I no longer feel the urge to see monuments and check them off…

Citizens Talk 11.0

“It i​sn’t easy returning to your old, “normal” life after the most wonderful 3 months ever. You have to keep up with school again, you have to get used to that everything still looks the same while you’ve been through a lot of changes, you have to accept that some people are already getting tired…

Citizens Talk 10.0

“Belgians can be very conceited. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love my friends but everyone always think they’re right and everything is always a competition about being right without actually knowing facts.  The kids here are always complaining about their marks but I’ve never actually seen anyone bother to study or even take…

18 December 2016

She was a different kind of special. She wasn’t the usual, “Wait till I get some vodka in my body so we can party”, she was the “Let’s go to the skin clinic and get some free kaya cool drink just because we can.” She liked to make the world believe that she would change…

My Host Family (Mijn GastFamilie)

I know, my exchange is almost over but better late than never right? Today, I’m going to introduce you to my host family. My family consists of my host mother, brother and sister. My host mother is a management and life coach and has her own business called “the coaching square”. She is extremely sweet…

Citizens Talk 9.0

“So there is a lot of gossip, But what is going on is that the people are done with the government, and we want to change it. So there are massive protests throughout the country. And the groups armed by the government are killing people in the protests, even the National guard is not letting people protest. The…

Spain- Day 242

I realized I haven’t blogged about Spain half as much as I should’ve. After all, I did spend about a month of my exchange there. The first thing you notice about Alicante, is that there’s no hurry. Everyone seems to be so at ease and focusing on the now. It’s among the only places where…