Thanks to two fantastic girls, I now understand a little bit of the ‘Italian’ math. It is not much but it is a beginning. And a had a lot of fun with the girls so I had a great time with them.

I also skyped with my brother, nephew and some of there friends in a group. It was really nice to tell them about how I am doing and anwser there questions.
At first I had to think about how I had to say I the words in Dutch, because I wanted to speak English… it is so confusing all those langueages. I normaly speak dutch, now I speak English mixed with Italian and eventually I want to be able to speak italian. And then I have not mentioned German yet, that I follow on school.

Tomorrow I have my first math test and also my first test for German is this week…going to do the best I can!!


I am in love, for real….
It happened when my hostmother introduced us to each other the first time. You could say it was love at first sight. After that our paths cross often.

The name of my love…?
Parmigiano, one of the best things that happened to me.

1 Month

Yess!! A month ago I arrived by my host family. Amazing family! I am grateful that I may know this fantastic people.
Alissa thought that we had to bake a chocolate cake to celebrate. Instead I made cookies, one special for her with Nutella.

Last friday, when I went to Modena I found out that a month ago I got on the plane to start another adventure. This adventure. But I think it started by the fact that I made the decision to do an exchange. Completing all the necessary papers, spending time with as many people as possible and packing my suitcases.


Today after school I met my localcoordinator and the other exchanges students that are staying in the same area. It was nice to meet them and talk about Italy and stuff. I enjoyed the beautiful buildings in Modena and had a lot of fun with the girls.


First weeks of school

Only tomorrow and then I have been to school for 2 weeks. It is hard because I can’t understand what the teachers are telling. I can only follow the English and German lessons. Also I can’t understand the math here. They write it down on a whole diffrent way and I just can’t understand it.
I get really tired of listening to a language I don’t understand yet.

First day of school

You always want to start good. Keep your notebook tidy. You write on your prettiest. But you know that after a week your notebook will be a mess already.

Today I had my first day of school. I started at 09:30 and ended at 12:00 o clock. I had 3 lessons, Italian, Spanish and Religion. We didn’t do much, we just introduced our selfs like 3 times. Only the Spanish teacher wanted to teach the class something.
It is not so handy that I have Spanish because it is simular with Spanish. The Spanish teacher also thought so, and she is going to ask why or something. I don’t know.
The Italian teacher is a cool man, and the Religion teacher is kinda weird but nice I think. 🙂
The school it selfs….I think the inside looks like a prison. Not in a bad way. It is just the way it was build, the place of the stairs and stuff.


So my school hasn’t started yet. But my hostmother Lina is a teacher. She has arranged that I may go with her to the school were she works. Today and the coming days I will come along.

Today she had 3 lessons. It were al second years so every lesson was kind of the same. I think the subject she gives is interesting. She says it isn’t biology, but it is similar.
I have noticed that Lina a popular teacher is. I can understand why, I think she is nice too.

For dinner tonight we had rice with zucchini, but that isn’t so special. We also had fried zucchini flower. First time I eated it and it was good I must say…

Ciao, buona notte.

Host family

The last few days I haven’t post, and the last few days were great!
Thursday we went to a castle but it was closed. Despite that I enjoyed the ride througt the mountains. We decided to eat lunch, so we went to a restaurant.
There I had my first tortellini! I loved it.

Friday wasn’t so special. In the evening I met people who are going to the same school as me. There nice girls, totally not boring. We went to a Amercan restaurant in Italy. Yes, it felt kinda weird. Actually it normal, because al around the world we eat international food.

Saterday was beach day. Normally I don’t like the beach and the sea. The sea we were saterday is not comparable to the dutch one.
I loved this one….
Later that day I joined Altea to a party. The people I met the first day were there to. We eated pizza and it was really nice.

Fortunately we could sleep long on sunday. Not to long, because around 1 a clock we went to the grandmother of the family. We had a good lunch. My second tortellini, much better than the first. Nonna has cookingskils.


With my hostsisters Altea and Alissa I went to Bologna. They showed me the places I had not seen last Saturday. For example, Bologna has 2 towers, 3 special churches, a river under the way through from the Middle Ages. It is a unique city, particularly impressive.
In the evening we made potato croquettes with cheese. So far I think the food is great and healthy. Even though I have to get used to it a little bit, because this evening we ate at 9 o’clock. But fortunately, I was not the only one who was hungry.

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