A Three Day Trip to the Unknown (Braving Barça)

Last week around this time I was walking the streets of Barcelona with two friends. Ten hours before that, we had no idea Barcelona was where we were going to end up. We had booked a city trip with srprs.me, an organisation which allows you to book city trips etc. without knowing where you’re going until the day you leave. As you can read here, here, here and here I’m not the type of person who goes without planning. It stresses me the hell out. Yet I loved this trip more than I ever thought I would – and this is why.

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The Tough Decision to Leave Friends Behind

As most of you know by now, I’m changing schools in September. The past two years, I’ve studied literature and linguistics (Dutch & English) at the University of Ghent. This, however, didn’t turn out as well as I wanted it to, so I decided to instead start a teacher training in English and history at Artevelde University College. This was a very difficult decision for me, but not for the reasons you might suspect. I know a teacher training is going to fit me a lot better, and I know Artevelde has a really good programme – I’m really looking forward to starting. What did make this decision so difficult, was leaving my friends behind.

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