On being back and missing home;

For the past fifty days, I have been asked on various occasions what my one year in Belgium was like, what it was worth, what it did and how it felt to be back. I have been scratching my head since well before my departure from the Brussels international airport as to how I would…

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…

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…

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…

Citizens Talk 8.0

“I haven’t really met a lot of immigrants in my circle but some of my mom’s friends are immigrants. Most of them ran away from bad economy but there’s one family who came from El Salvador and I have a lot of respect for them because their children weren’t even 7 years old when they…

Citizens Talk 6.0

“I lived in Mexico with my sister and mom for two years. I’m half Mexican and my sister and I wanted to explore that side of our heritage.  I feel that the people in Belgium are not as open as in mexico, not just in the way of accepting different cultures but also in the…

Citizens Talk 5.0

“​Is there anything you’d change about Belgium?“ “Well, I would say the social view we have could use a change. It’s not that the people are rasict or something but they tend to be pretty close minded or really negative in general. For example, I have morrocan roots and people suspect every move I make just because…