March 04, 2015

Short visit to Germany!

Hanyi is one of my best friends. She's just the sweetest girl I know and since it was her 20th birthday on the 27 February, I decided to surprise her and fly back to Germany. I gotta say it was quite exhausting because the bus ride, the flight and the car ride from Frankfurt Hahn to Darmstadt took around 8 hours in total. Thank God, my uncle picked me up at the airport to drive me all the way to Darmstadt, otherwise I wouldn't have made it before midnight. 
Anywhoo.. Hanyi was so happy to see me and I really missed her and also my other friends. I think not seeing your family and friends for such a long time is the hardest part of being in London. But still, no matter how long you're apart, as soon as you are reunited, it's like you never left. That's what I love about them so much. The same thing goes to Mariam, also one of my best friends, who I had lunch with on Sunday before flying back to London. It was quite a busy weekend because I wanted to make the most out of my stay in Frankfurt. I spent the whole saturday with my sister and friends and in the evening I went to Mooyul Obba's birthday party. (He turned 30! hahaha)
Mooyul Obba is someone I call my "husband" because apparently, when I was little I used to say that I wanna marry him. I think I was about 4 years old back then and he was 12. 

Now, I'm back in London and I gotta start working on some assignments that are due next week. Time flies!
Only one month left till Sohri, my sister, comes to visit. It's during my easter break and besides Sohri coming to London, I'm gonna be traveling to Sweden with some of my friends who I met here in London. I'm also thinking about going to Paris or somewhere else, maybe some place warm. 
We'll see. 


February 25, 2015

Hello London!

The dream city of many people. 
The city I'll be staying in for the next four months - well, now there are three more months to go. 
One month ago, when I came here, I was really excited and was ready to have the time of my life. Now that I've been here for a month now, I can say that I am certainly not disappointed. London is indeed a great city and there are soo many things to do, I don't even know where to start!
To be honest, I haven't done as much as I should have, but well, I still got three months, don't I?

Anyways, let's start talking about the things that I DID do. 
School has started around five weeks ago. We first had an orientation week. It was quite fun because we got to meet many other exchange students who we went out with on the very first day. Most of them were French - there are quite a lot of French people here - but some we're from Germany as well. As soon as classes started, I met even more people and this time, they weren't only French and German people, but also from all over the world! From Colombia, from Chile, from Spain and the U.S. (only to name a few). With some of them, I went out, we went to pubs, clubs, and also markets or just to the city.


Another thing that I've been up to is dancing. I signed up for a dance studio and I've been going to several dance classes. Yes, like everything else in London, it's quite expensive, but I really enjoy it and therefore I don't mind spending that much on it. The dance studio is called Pineapple studio and it's located near Covent Garden which is quite convenient. I got the three month membership for 68 pounds. Basically, you get the membership and then it's a pay-as-you-go thing. So every time you go to a class, you have to pay around 7 pounds. I told you, it's expensive. 
I usually take Hip Hop classes but every now and then I go to a Jazz class or, the last time I went, I went to a Zumba class. I don't think I'm going to another one though because it wasn't as fun as the Hip Hop classes. 

Well, I guess I'll have to explore London a bit more, so that I have more things to talk about!