During my studies I was set on staying abroad. To me, it looked like the best experience you could have: getting the chance to meet new people, discover a city as a local, appreciate a new culture and possibly learn a new language. I chose Spain (no surprise there) and Sweden as my top destinations. Instead they appointed Warsaw, Poland to me to improve my French. At first I thought: “do they speak French over there?” and ‘cold’ but not much more popped into my head. I wasn’t crazy excited about my destination but in fact, I did not know anything about the country. After some research, I accepted the challenge and eventually I lived in Warsaw for 4 months.
One of my favourite cities
Today, Warsaw genuinely is one of my favourite cities. My Erasmus experience will definitely have something to do with it but still, Warsaw is sooo much more than everyone expects. First of all I love this city because when I arrived, at the end of January, it was snowing and minus 15 degrees. Some might say I am crazy but I absolutely love this type of weather! The city looked magical all covered in snow and was still festively decorated for Christmas. It was really cold but I did not mind having to warm my hands on a heavenly latte with a lot of toppings in one of the many coffee bars (they do love their coffees over there). This type of weather only lasted for about two weeks, then the temperatures were comparable to what we have in Belgium.