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23 januari 2015
Far Away, Far away, where the sun will aways hide” – Alle Farben
- Wednesday, January 21st
Today Shirley and I went to school to manage the documents that we still need to be able to attend classes at the University. During our way to school in the morning, we decided to take a different route to school. Actually, the building where we will have classes is 10 minutes walking from home. But, the main building and some other school buildings are uphill which doubles or triple our walking time, and this is where we had to be today. Yesterday we walked uphill 3 times to arrange our documents and to be honest we slightly feel our legs. Eventually, we completed our registration and now we have to wait for our school ID’s and everything should be all right now. From 11am till 2pm we sat in the Harry Potter library to study for our exams, which we still need to take from our modules of The Netherlands. At 2pm we had a presentation about some extra detailed information for international exchange students, which was quite helpful for students who are not from Europe. After an hour or so, we went to the Terrace lounge, which is located in the old building, where I had a coffee and Shirley joined me. After my coffee we went back to the library and sat there from another 1.5h to study again. Back home we cooked together and had a nice typical Dutch dinner and a desert.
To my opinion, the university here they seem to be more serious and concerned about learning and teaching and they are very formal. The main library is open every day for 24hours. This is something I never saw in The Netherlands, especially not at our school. Practically, we are kicked out of the rooms at 5pm and we are working on a computer that has a specific program, which is only to be found in that classroom. Additionally, everyone here respects all signs regarding noise and food/beverages in the library and it is so quiet, which make studying much easier. The environment and interior of the whole library also gives you a feeling that you need to take your study more seriously. This is something that I had a lot of problems with in my school, the computers and the library are in the same area, which makes it very noisy and everyone is allowed to talk and eat. This disturbs a lot when you are trying to study.
* I bought bananas last Sunday and up to today they did not mature.
- Thursday, January 22nd
Shirley and I went at 10am to the presentation of Health & Security/Plagiarism. During the first presentation they told us how not to stick our fingers into the sockets. Well you know, just in case we get crazy ideas. Then from 11am/12pm we went back to the library and spend the afternoon studying. That was pretty much our day, but as dinner we had very nice spaghetti!
- Friday, January 23rd
Today we had a bus tour around Bangor. At 10am we departed from Main Art’s (main building) and we went to Caenarfon city where one of the biggest castles of Wales is located (Picture 1-3). I have seen the castle now 3times, so too bad for me. However, the castle is still beautiful and very well preserved. After the castle we went to the Slate museum in the Snowdonia National Park (Pictures 4-6). That was quite interesting and entertaining. Along the way we made some new American friends. Lastly we went to the city with the longest name of the world: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantrysiliogogogoch (Picutre 7). Which means “Church of Mary in the Hollow of the White Hazel Near the Fierce Whirlpool and the Church of Tysilio By the Red Cave”. To my opinion those are all single words but stuck together to make one very long word!! Crazy. Unfortunately, the weather was not very nice, it was very wind, cold and rainy. That’s the Welsh life, I guess?
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24 januari 2015 10:01 | Door: Eiko
Hummm... You had coffee in the afternoon. You are in Wales...you should drink tea with milk!:-)
Enjoy your time!