Erasmus en Kortrijk: Time for goodbyes

“Erasmus is not a year in your life, but your life in one year”

I’m writing this post 20 days before leaving. Leaving. Such a difficult word for me right now, not only to pronounce, but to think about it. One year ago, I wouldn’t have been able to think of Belgium as my home. Home, sweet home. Since we came here, everyone has changed. I know some of you will be reading this and saying “C’mon, Tess, it’s only been 5 months!”, but I swear it’s true.

We arrived in Brussels at the end of January more lost than Nemo with tons of luggage bigger than the residence room. And then, suddenly, after hours of plane and trains… boom! Everything is in Dutch and you don’t understand a thing. I remember coming here with the idea of learning some Dutch words, but so far we can only say “alstublieft” and yes! I looked it up online to write it!

However, we have learnt about Dutch culture! Beer has become water to us, we have adopted all the belgian culture about beer and we would be able to drink it for breakfast with some cereals if we could. Sigue leyendo