Last year my sister had the opportunity to study one year of the university in Derby, near London, so as my mom also wanted to go and travel a little bit for the Europe, we decided to go with my sister.
We spent the New Year and a few days more in Paris, then we went to London. My sister could stay with us just for some days then she had to go to Derby to start the classes.
My aunt wanted to go as well, but she just could go in February, then the most viable way was wait for my aunt and my cousins in Europe for three weeks, and it was here that my mom had the great idea to study English during this period. We researched before going to Paris, of course, and we found a family’s house to stay in these three weeks.
To my mom, the English is not as important as it is to me, and thanks to her, my English is much better now. I could improve a lot the language that I stayed a long time with any practice.
It was a crazy thing go and do an exchange with my mom, and she agrees. It was one of the most interesting trip that we did together.
We studied in the same school, different levels, but everybody that we met there were in shock with us. Mom and daughter studying together is a kind of weird. A lot of people would think that we could never have fun together, but it was completely the opposite. In the first week a few people from the school invited me to go out that night, with all the group and I went alone. The only night that I went out without my mom. Because when I entered in the pub and saw the environment, beers promotions, music, I thought that my mom could enjoy a lot with me.
From that night until the last, we went to a lot of places and pubs with everyone from school, my mom loves to have party, and this is amazing! We had different pubs to each day of the week, and on Wednesdays we had the pre-party, the pub, then the nightclub. Unfortunately my mom didn’t want to go in the last one, but all the rest she was with me dancing, drinking until the last minute of music.
Brighton is a beach in the south of England, it was winter, at that time the weather was terrible,
very cold and windy, but this didn’t prevented us from enjoying our stay in there. We met people from each corner of the world, and I still keep in touch with some of them. Beyond all the international people in the school learning English, we met many Brazilians also.
There is a nice view in the pier and probably in the summer the beach must be full. We planned to have some beers on the beach seeing that’s traditional, I mean, if you are there you have to go, even in the winter because we did it! A few people didn’t want to have a beer from the cold, and my mom for example, was drinking wine. Ahhahaahha
We traveled around the region, to Leads Castle, and in one of the weekends we took a plain to Edinburgh and it was amazing! The city is very high, we could go to the highlanders, make a tour around the city, and we found a Brazilian bar to go at night. Considering our available time, I believe that one weekend is enough to stay there and know the principal turistic point in the city. Edinburgh is not very big and there are many mountains around.
The time that I spent in Brighton worth a lot. I think that those three weeks studying english and going out with my friends and my mom were amazing. A wonderful experience and the best part is that we still keep in touch with some friends from that exchange, around the world.
As I am doing an exchange now, living in Spain, I could talk to a girl from Marseille, that is quite near. I went there to visit her and know the city, we had a great time and it seems that we just saw each other. But actually it was more than a year, and with all thos results I can see how small is the world, and how far we can go knowing people.