It has been a while since i have written. So many things were going on, that I barely had time to write about my life here.
Since last time, I have had the opportunity to travel a lot, which will be the main topic of this blog post.
This was my first trip, that I did along with 8 of my new buddies. The city is very modern, from the train station, to the infrastructure of many buildings. The city has also a unique architecture, with its cube houses, or with its Markthal, which is a market with a lot of food stands, and with a very concave shape.
Me and my buddies really enjoyed Rotterdam, and we would gladly come back one day!
Below is a photo taken that shows the unique architecture of the city.
One of the most enjoyable cities I have ever been to. The capital of Belgium is definitely a must-see. From the unique buildings to the history of this rich city, from the delicious gastronomy to the nice people in the streets, Brussels is my best trip so far.
The best part was when three of my “floor”-mates and me went to visit a brewery near the city centre. The brewery was “Cantillon – Brouwerij”, founder in 1900 which produces mainly Lambic style beers (Gueuze, Kriek, etc.).
Here is one photo of the beer barrels
We had also a beer tasting which was really tasty! The beers were fruity, sour, a little bit like champagne, with strong flavor produced with wild yeast, and air components.
Brussels put a lot into my memories, I will come back for sure!
I came back to Paris after the exams of Period 1 (which were not that tough luckily), first to see my family, then to go to the Saké Festival, which I was awaiting for a long time.
There is a great flexibility to travel back home, which is good.
The festival was amazing, and sake’s were for some of them astonishingly exquisite.
For the next photo, all credits to Le Salon du Saké.
The last city, me and my friends went there to visit the Glow Festival in Eindhoven, which takes places all around the city. The festival consists in illuminating buildings, the nature and in creating glowing animations.
It was the first time I had encountered such an event, and it was pleasurable.
For example, this is one of the animations that we could see :
Now that I have shown all places I have been to so far, I am going to describe my student life lately.
Period 2 is tougher than the first one, so I need to work a little bit more. Luckily, this does not prevent me from enjoying some parties and events in Maastricht.
I am continuing with going to the Social Dinners, which are dinners where one person out of a group of 8 people cooks a meal from his country.
Here is my group (we ate German food that day :)):
And as always, I often have movies night, and I am enjoying every bit of my exchange.