So I never really thought I would be the type of person to start a blog but here we are. I figured this would give me the opportunity to keep track of my adventures abroad and allow friends and family to keep in touch with how and what I am doing. That being said, I will try to keep moderately up to date with this but who knows.
Anyways, here goes. I am studying at Wageningen University in Wageningen, which is a small city in the Netherlands for the semester. Join me on my adventures as I try to immerse myself in this new culture, learn to speak a little bit of Dutch, travel and experience as many new things and places as I can and most importantly, figure out how you actually properly pronounce Wageningen.
After over 24h in transit and more tears than I should probably admit I arrived safe and sound here in Wageningen. I woke up very early Saturday morning to drive from Fort Myers where I had been spending the week with my family to the Miami airport where I started my journey. I arrived in Amsterdam at 10:30 Sunday morning (4:30am Canada time). As the plane was landing I could see the canals and waterways from out the window. At the airport my friend who was studying in Guelph from Wageningen last semester picked me up from the airport. On my first day I went on a biking tour of the city, it is beautiful!
Cool things I have learned so far:
-In Europe the downtown is called the centrum
-At grocery stores they have machines which freshly squeeze orange juice right then and there
-There are swans here on campus (Shout-out to Stratford)
-How to pronounce Wageningen (I would share but I wouldn't even know how to type it)
-Cool Ranch doritos here are called Cool American
It is very different going into a new country and not knowing anyone there but I am slowly getting acclimated and am looking forward to all the new experiences to come.