Today is my last Sunday. It’s getting a little bit emotional already. I’m happy to go home soon, but I realise that I will really miss my life here. I feel really at home here and I have some friends and family who’ve become a big part of my life.
Yesterday I went to Agora AVM, the shoppingcenter where I’ve spent half of my time in Izmir. I went there with two friends from my class. We went to the cinema to see ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’. Afterwards I ate kumpir (again). When we finished our food, I gave them a little present, socks with the belgian flag on them. It made me feel so good when I saw that they really liked it. That was the first time I had to hold some tears for my friends here.
Today I will walk around in the cutest places of Izmir together with my Indonesian AFS friend, Nayla. I will buy some souvenirs and Turkish food to bring with me.
Next week is just another schoolweek, but it’ll probably feel a little bit different, as it is my last week. Tomorrow I will have my last ceremony, the thing with the national anthem. I actually really like this, I can sing it, but I don’t really know what I’m singing.
Thursday is my last schoolday. We, my class and I, will do a little ‘party’ and everyone will bring something to eat or drink. I had a really beautiful time in this class. The lessons were so boring for me, but I will remember each of my classmates for the rest of my life. They made me feel good, accepted me for who I am and made me a part of their class. I’m really gratefull for that.
I will love Izmir and Turkey for the rest of my life. I’m sure I will come back here, Izmir is a perfect city for holidays. Also I would really like to visit Istanbul and Kapadokya. I will try to find Turkish food and shops in Belgium. I will remember all the people I met here.
But most of all, when I will think about my time here, there will appear a little smile on my face, filled with satisfaction.
(I added some pictures in ‘Galery’)
(some weeks ago, I made a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8VBQaHSCL0&feature=youtu.be)