Chapter I - A Viagem e the Settling
May the Force be sempre com a minha mãe, pois ela veio comigo no autocarro infernal até Rennes - 26 horas!
Saímos às 7h da manhã, atravessámos Portugal, a buscar indivíduos em localidades remotas, entrámos em Espanha às 15h, parámos duas vezes, e chegámos, por fim, a Nantes pelas 7h da manhã.
Eram 9h e pouco, chegámos à Gare de Rennes; e eu com uma vontade tremenda de ir à casa-de-banho e esquecer as minhas angústias de insónias.
Com toda a bagagem (3 malas gigantes, mantas e um violino), lá se apanhou um táxi a caminho da residência.
Tudo muito bem organizado, etc, foi pena era o quarto cheirar, digamos, a seres vivos...
Após ordenar cada espaço no quarto e ter aligeirado a tralha, fomos para o hotel Kyriad, descansou-se e nos restantes dias, até a minha mãe voltar para as terras lusitanas no dia 7, passaram-se a limpar o quarto, arranjá-lo e também ver um pouco a cidade.
Chapter II - Le Mont St. Michel
It was on September the 7th, a fresh and sunny day, that was the 1st "Erasmus trip" for all the newcomers in the University.
Going on the bus next to a German girl talking endlessy with her mates, I was enduring the journey listening to music.
Oh, the joy of seeing in the horizon the fantastic monument approaching!
|Through the window of the bus...|
Upon arriving, going on the navette to the location, etc, etc, I saw a petite tanned girl (not to say brown :p) staring at the Abbey and I decided to make conversation - "C'est beau, hum?"
We started talking, and a tall girl with red hair joined us and that's how I met my 2 friends in this Erasmus experience, Yomaira (Puerto Rico) and Helena (Estonia).
They were both very excited to be there. Yomaira studies Translation as major and Journalism as Minor, and Helena studies French.
Funny this is that Helena lived right in front of the University and Yomaira lives in the same residence as I do, but under my room (technically, the left room under mine, but still).
We continued exploring the Mont St. Michel as we were getting to know each other.
It was around 17h-18h that we came back to Villejean (University area) and arranged to go out in the next day.
I went to take my mom to the bus station in the Gare and so she went off around 20h.
It was my first night alone in Rennes.
To be continued...