Thursday, June 28, 2007
During this dinner he surprised me with something beautiful. Look for yourself :)
My boyfriend next to me (although I really had to get used to it. Sometimes I woke up and thought: who is in my bed and why? before I realised that I was home, and it was Gerben)
The clean kitchen
The empty house (quite boring though)
The cold weather(I already get used to it again)
Riding my bike (ouch)
Still aggressive traffic
... and much more...
And so, after a flight of more than 4 hours, with a little stop in Athens, where I had to get off with all my luggage, and on again after half an hour, I arrived at Dusseldorf!! Where I of course flew into the arms of Gerben.
I have to say that the first day felt quite weird. Back in your own country, with other people than you've seen the last 4 months and with half the temperature of the one in Greece. I have been really cold until yesterday. I have worn more clothes on monday than I would normally wear in the winter (monday was extremely windy with a temperature of 15 degrees). But things start to become normal again. I have already made new plans, and the sun has just decided today to shine!
First step on Dutch ground
Gerben and me :)
Tamara and me (look at the color-difference :-p)Suzanne and me (and her good grade for maths, which is great of course)
Sunday, June 17, 2007
The good thing is that I do not have to walk that much anymore, because school is finished!! Wednesday, yesterday and today I have gone to the beach, as there not much else to do here, when it's so hot. On friday night, we've been to Mount Olympos with the whole Matsi family, because there would be an Erasmus Beach party. It was a good party, although a bit less than we'd expected. We had rented a room in a hostel, which was good for me, because at 3 o' clock, I was really tired and went to bed.
So the saturday, we went to the beach (it was only 50 m from the hostel) to sleep some more. However, at 3 we had to leave, because huge clouds were coming, and just when we walked to the busstop, it started to rain really hard. This rainfall of course took only 10 minutes, so when we went into the bus it started to become dry again.
Elise, Lizzy and me, on the day of their departure :(
We've already had some more thunder and lightning. Last wednesday, when Elise and Lizzy left, there was a huge thunder, and I have made a beautiful picture of a lightning. It took some pains of my arm, but it is worth it, don't you think?!
Only 3 days left... I'm so glad that I decided to go back earlier. I don't know if I could have endure this heat for ten days more...
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
- .... I will see Gerben again!!
- .... Tamara of course too!!
- .... and all the others who I haven't seen for 4 months
- .... I won't have to pay 5,80 to do my laundry anymore
- .... I can use my bike again (hope I can still manage to ride one)
- .... sharing a dirty kitchen is finito
- .... I can eat bread with Hagelslag, without worrying if the package is already getting empty
- .... surviving the Greek traffic is no longer a day-filled process
Sunday, June 10, 2007
but in that case you won't get an idea of it.
Maximum speed limits are known, but especially in the nights, when the roads are deserted, some cars are driving at least 80 km an hour. Inside the city.
Crossing the junction when the traffic lights are already red for 5 minutes, zebra crossings that are everywhere, but it wouldn't have mind if they weren't, cars parked on the pavement everywhere, cars parked double on the streets; I have seen it all.
But what still scares me the most is that if you finally cross the street, because there are no cars in sight, suddenly a car with crazy speed comes racing around the corner like there is none, and almost hitting you, because you're on the middle of the street (as you thought you could finally cross). And still yelling at you, that you're not allowed to walk on the street, but that you should walk on the pavement. Which is full of parked cars.
Only 9 days left...