In my ‘summer holidays in Galicia’ post, I already mentioned there would be a separate one for the four days I spent alone in Santiago de Compostela. And here it is! My boyfriend had a meeting of multiple days and because of covid, I wasn’t allowed to stay with him in his accommodation. Instead of staying with his family by myself, I decided to book a hostel in Santiago de Compostela and explore the city and area by myself. Read more »
– 3rd of december, thursday –
I decided to leave my English class early, so I could celebrate Sinterklaas with the Dutch students. I was helping a friend all semester with her internship in which she taught Dutch conversation classes to British students. My task was basically to engage with the students and talk with them. We drank some mulled wine, listened to typical songs and they wrote poems for the students – so nice.
– 5th of december, saturday –
I went to the airport of Manchester with five friends, because we were going to spend the weekend in Dublin. We already saw that the flight before and after ours was cancelled, but for some reason we were going to fly. Once in the air, about halfway, the pilot told us we weren’t going to Dublin but to Shannon. Shannon? Yes, that’s on the complete other side of Ireland. One friend was listening to music and missed all the commotion, so it was quite funny when she realized we were in a different airport. Our bus to take us to Dublin didn’t arrive for hours and we ended up arriving in the middle of the night. We were super tired and took a taxi to the hostel, tying to get at least a little sleep. We were a bit sad to have our first night in Dublin ruined by the storm. Read more »
After weeks of doubting whether it was a good idea in light of covid, we finally got on the plane to Spain on the 17th of August. We changed our flight to avoid travelling through the more risky area of Barcelona. We traded four days in Spain for the comfort of a direct flight and a weekend on a dirty boat in Amsterdam. Not so bad, and we still had two lovely weeks at the coast. I’ll take you along on the adventure, except for the four days I spent in Santiago de Compostela – they’ll be in a next post. Read more »
– 1st of november, sunday –
The month started with a huge hangover, caused by a super fun Halloween party the night before. I didn’t manage to drag myself out of the house until two in the afternoon to go for a walk with my parents, who were visiting me.
– 2nd of november, monday –
My parents left in the early afternoon, so my British university life went back to normal. One of my roommates had her birthday, so we decided to surprise her with a dinner in a pub and a quiz. We had a lot of fun! Read more »
– progress of month no. 12 –
This month, in day zero project terms, has been strange. I spent the first half travelling to Amsterdam and Spain, the second half in quarantine at home. I thought I would’ve checked some things off the list during my vacation, but it turned out slightly disappointing. (Not the vacation, the amount of checked off goals!) But hey, I’m twelve months into the project, the first year is over already. Read more »