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"Florence is not Disneyland."

I’ve never been truly homesick before. Of course there was the typical “I miss my mom and dad and dogs” kind of stuff, but nothing major. 523 more words

Florence

Relax!

by Alexus Moreno

In my earlier writings, you read all about my home-, friends-, and family-sickness and how deeply saddened I was to be away from just about everyone I know. 462 more words

Being homesick

I had a lot of people emailing me and asking if I were homesick yet…The ultimate answer would be yes. I am in a foreign country were I don’t speak the language and I am living with 5 people I barley know. 317 more words

Au Pair

Back home

I’m boarding on the plane that will bring me home, but I’m doing it with really heavy regrets. It’s like I’m leaving half of my heart here. 45 more words

Wine, Wachau, and world view

Кругозор (Russian) – world view, horizon, mental outlook, range of interests, perspective, broad-mindedness.

The idea of having a broader understanding of the world.

This was a word I came across whilst drinking Baileys and eating Kazakh chocolates with two friends from the summer course.

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Vienna

行ってきます!

So, that’s it. A whole summer of waiting, and I’m finally on my way. This flight is going to be a killer though! I’m leaving Manchester Airport at 10:50am, and arriving into Akita on the 26th (tomorrow) at around about 2:25pm local time (so that’s 8 hours ahead for you folks still in the UK). 287 more words

Homesickness

I had meant to publish this post a while back, but the problem with homesickness is once it’s passed it kind of slips your mind. I’m not a person who gets homesick very easily, so I was very surprised when the first day I got here, I was horribly homesick. 461 more words

Study Abroad