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Travels #1

gennaio 12, 2009

The Netherlands is famous for numerous things: cheese, tulips, bikes, marijuana, red light districts…

Specially in Italy, people think that Netherlands is an Eden because of the coffee shops and the legal prostitution, but during these five months I discovered that Netherlands is more than these superficial things.
In my opinion, The Netherlands is a special Country, inhabited by friendly and open minded people.

19 wind mills

19 wind mills

Big and smiley windows seem to say “you are welcome”, little houses on two floors could surprise you, nineteen wind mills on a river leave you breathless, Amsterdam by night is

Strange thing

Strange thing

amazing, everywhere strange little thing could always make you smile.

The Netherlands is little and it‘s easy to make cheap trips in few time, by train or by car. I travelled a lot in all the Country (I miss only the North) and every city is awesome.
The tour to west was a good way to let us know something about the habits and to see some characteristic place.
Den Haag is indescribable with the Parliament on the water and lots of fantastic towers.
Delft is little and particular, everywhere you can find blue and white hand-thrown souvenirs: tulips, wind mills, children…
But the best is Gouda. A cute small town where we made our own candles. That day there was a street market in the main square; it was perfect because I love street market and also because there was the sun all the day.

Den Haag

Den Haag

Delftù

Delft

Gouda

Gouda

A part of this, I was also in Utrecht, Amsterdam and Maastricht.
Amsterdam is the most amazing city I’ve ever seen in my life. I’ll leave a little piece of my heart in Amsterdam, for ever.

Vondelpark
Amsyterda, Dam square

Amsyterda, Dam square

Vondelpark

Utrecht is really cute, I think is like a little Amsterdam, but more quiet, with lots of students.ù

Utrecht

Utrecht

Maastricht…is strange. Everybody told me is wonderful, but I was there in Christmas time and I didn’t like so much. It’s nice, but in my opinion is too commercial, with too much shops.

Maastricht

Maastricht

In sum, I’m in love with The Netherlands.

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Crazy men!

gennaio 12, 2009

In my apartment there are one crazy Spanish guy and one crazy Italian guy: David and Andrea.
You can imagine: crazy + crazy = madness.
They are like fools in a castle and they entertain us with crazy songs, stupid jokes and much fantasy.
You can see, if you don’t trust me:

Italian and Spanish people…I love them!

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Five days – no energy!

gennaio 12, 2009

I’ m tired but happy, really happy.
Games, parties, creativity moments, fun, friends, Dutch people, children and alcohol: that was the camp.
But the last day, in the school I couldn’t forget the stupid question: “what am I doing here?”
In the school, with the children, it was very funny, but my feelings of  inadequateness were very strong, too much strong.
And I thought “this is not my place, I don‘t know what to do, I don‘t know why to do this”.
Fortunately Bernadet gave me a good news: there is a practice for me in a magazine!
Yahooooooooooooooooooooooo!
Finally I’m going to do something for my career, something for me.
I’ m very happy for this!

Erasmus students + dutch students

Erasmus students + dutch students

nature

nature

dutch teachers

dutch teachers

But then, months later I knew that there was no place and I didn’t do my practice. Anyway I stopped to feel guilty because I wasn’t doing anything for ma career, because I understood that I was doing something for my personality, for my growth, for myself.

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Introduction

settembre 14, 2008
More or less two weeks…

What to say?
Fantastic, wonderful, incredible!!!
I was full of fears about Erasmus, I had a lot of questions: what to do? How to do it? …and something like this, but now I’m very, very, very happy to be here.
I’ve arrived in Nijmegen with Andrea on mer 27th/08. Now I live in the Vossenveld student complex in the eighth floor (the best floor of the world!!!) with eight Erasmus students: two Spanish, two Italians, two Slovenian girls and two Turkish girls.
They are so funny, all above the Spanish; I think they are so crazy!!!
The only one thing that makes me worry is the program to study: what do I do in a course of education??? In Italy I’m studying Communication to become a journalist and I’ve ever studied something about children. I worked with four kids, I explained them how to do the homeworks, but I wasn’t a teacher. For me it’s a challenge, a new experience to mature myself, but I hope that I can do and to find something for my Italian exams, because I need some point ects to use for my English exam.
But don’t worry Angela, this Erasmus will be like a bomb!