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20 September 2015

Valencia Erasmus Diary - Endless Summer

The main reason I'm so glad I picked Valencia to do my Erasmus is its weather.
Today's date is 20 September and it's still hot, sunny, beautiful. Today, I would normally be in chilly Bristol, fighting against my will to bring a jacket with me when going out. But hey, this is Valencia. I can still go to the beach in autumn and enjoy it!
What I love about this endless summer feel isn't just the weather though. It's the mindset of feeling free to do what you want, of not respecting time rules or deadlines and being open to last minute decisions. I've been going out loads and staying up late to simply chat with friends and haven't regretted it a single time (something that usually happens later on in the academic year!).

On one hand these heat waves / beach trips / summery staying out late feel amazing. On the other, this is kind of preventing me to get into my study routine. The subjects I chose are very interesting, but some of them are quite challenging in such an Erasmus and light-hearted environment. Imagine reading Enlightenment novels under beach umbrellas!

I can't complain though. I still need to see what the weather will turn into in autumn and winter - it'll surely get colder, and I'll have plenty of time to freeze over my uni books. But for the moment I'll just keep enjoying the great summer atmosphere and feeling grateful to be in such an amazing (and warm) part of the world.

You might want to read my post on 10 Things to Do on a Summer Day here!

4 comments:

  1. Hahaha. Your British friends will love this entry. Are you reading those Enlightenment novels in English? Spanish? Italian?

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    1. Hehe I hope so! I am reading them in Spanish :)

      Assia | www.assiashahin.com

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  2. Absolutely love these photos, Assisa! I'm so envious of all your beautiful travels. Keep them coming! :)

    ~Lor @ cozycomfyhome.com

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    1. Thanks so much Lor! I will, just need to find some time and will upload more :)

      Assia | www.assiashahin.com

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