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Welcome! This blog will cover my study abroad in Belgium! I hope you find it interesting, enjoyable, and fun. Please feel free to contact me with any questions/comments via e-mail. If you have any problems with the blog please let me know.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Music Festival and Normandy, France

Rock and Roll one week and the world history the next...life is great in Belgium! Two weekends agos we had a music festival hosted by mouvement jeunesse. It was really neat to hang out with the scouts and I learned lots of new vocabulary as I had to work at the bar for a couple hours....all the slang words for beer! This last weekend I was on a class trip to Normandy and Bretagne in France. We saw the beach where all the soldiers landed and I got to talk to a veteran from England (and translate for everyone else). We also visited St.-Michel an old village situated on a mountain type thing and we saw the tapestry of Bayeux. My three best friends were there with me and we had the time of our lives! I am really glad I went and got to experience a different part of Belgian culture...class trips...something that's not like anything I've done in the US. The weather here is really nice and really rotten. Over the weekend it was something like 70 or 80 degrees and then this morning it was pouring and chilly-typical Belgian weather (because of the Atlantic Ocean). I am definitely taking advantage of school vacation as we had two days off last week for Normandy and today I left school at 10 because the teachers didn't give classes because of student presentations and we have thursday and friday off and next week monday and tuesday are also vacation! I will be having tons of fun hopefully throwing a surprise b-day party at the sea and of course working on group projects and then going to parties and just hanging out with friends. Life is great for me and I hope all is well for you!

1 comment:

M, D and E said...

I am beginning to get concerned that you won't want to come home! We are thrilled that you are experiencing so much and having such a wonderful time. Love you lots.