26/06/2010 I can’t forget this date
My name is Berta I’m a Spanish student, 3 years ago I decided to travel abroad to improve my English.
I chose Cork I don’t know why but since my first day I felt attracted by Ireland.
The first day in the school is so strange, you’re nervous, you don’t know anyone and everything is new but at the end of the morning you feel as if you are at home.
I can remember my first Monday as a great day, after the lessons I went with my classmates for lunch and since then we met every evening to go to the pub. It is amazing the amount of people you can meet there.
After 3 years I’m still in touch with them. It is so easy now a days by Facebook.
I stayed in Cork for only three weeks, it was a pity, but while I was on the coach my mind was saying, it is not good bye, it is see you soon.
My second summer in Cork had just begun.
After the experience of two years ago it was easier, I was like a veteran.
It was amazing this summer, I was two years older than my first time and everything looks different.
I travelled a lot all around this wonderful island full the magical landscapes.
I’ve met so many people it was amazing, some of them are really good friends.
One of those friends is a Japanese boy, who after being in Cork went to Spain to do “Camino de Santiago” a famous Spanish walking route. I met him in Burgos, it was so exciting. Can you imagine meeting a Japanese boy in Cork who few months later goes to your country and visits you? It’s incredible!
You are going to think that I’m weird, but I’m not, I’m only in love with Cork and Ireland.
This time I’m also in ACET but I’m not studying. I applied for an administrative internship and they chose me.
Trust me that this time is better than the other two, it is different because it is winter and it is not full of students which sometimes is better because everything is more quiet.
Guess what? I met last week my Japanese friend again in Cork before going back to Japan!
I love meeting people from all over the world, learning about their cultures, trying their food…coming here brings you that.
See you in Cork guys!
Berta Ruiz de Miguel 🙂
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