An International Student of Literature in England.
I’m back in Fraaaaannnnce! 🙂 I didn’t really know what to expect after spending three months in England far from my family. It’s silly but when I arrived at Nice Airport (France), the man who checked my passport said “Bonsoir” and I was so surprised to hear someone speak French haha. My parents, brother and grandmother were all waiting for me! It was a good surprise, and I was so happy to see them — especially my brother.
Apart from all the people speaking French and me almost replying in English sometimes, it felt weird to go back to my Euro money. I was so puzzled one of the first days because they made new 10€ notes and I was like “Was it really like that before? Did I forget about things?” haha. I guess it happens to all the international students — except there’s barely any difference between France and England. Also going back to France made me realise how much England loves Christmas jumpers 😛 . Instead, they make awful shiny clothes for Christmas and New Year’s Eve over here.
And it’s so much warmer in my town than in Norwich, it’s incredible. I was freezing at UEA and only went out with my coat, a massive scarf, two pairs on gloves… As usual, I went to Nice and Antibes (those cities attract lots of tourists) to see the Christmas markets. I feel lucky to live in such a nice (and sunny) area, and the sea is so relaxing!
And the best thing about the South of France is that we’re really close to the mountains too! I had a day there for the first time in many many years with my family 🙂 . It looked beautiful with the snow! I kinda missed those places — is there anything you missed from home too?
I was worried about not feeling at home anymore but it feels like I never left. Me and my family still have the same habits, our flat didn’t change at all, I still go to the same places and do the same things everyday. I’m trying to make the most of my time but the holidays will be over soon! I wonder if everybody feels the way I do? Do you feel like something changed at home or is everything like before uni?