To the Beach!


This is going to be a long weekend (some catholic holiday that isn’t celebrated in the U.S.)  and my grandparents have a house in the beach, so we are going to sunbathe and hang out in the sand. I was able to invite a friend, and so I chose to invite my new host sister, so that I can get to know her better. I have made play lists, bought magazines and a new swimsuit (un-fourtunatly I could only find the South-American style) and have actually started packing my bag more than a day in advance. Ok, well maybe I lied about that last part but I am pretty excited either way. I’m hoping to finish the book I am reading for online school and finally get a start on some books I actually want to read. Who wouldn’ve known that the Scarlet Letter would be such a chore. Guess who isn’t taking any more book advice from her father for a while.


About christabou

I'm just your average blonde white girl from a small town in Colorado. I grew up going to school, skiing and most importantly, traveling. I like to think thats what sets me apart from the others my age. Ive been to Africa, Europe, Central and South America, and even lived for extended periods abroad. Its what I love to do, and here is where I write about it. I hope you enjoy reading my stories as much as I enjoyed living them!

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  1. How did you get your host parents to let you invite a friend along? My host family always flips a bitch when I ask to take someone with me somewhere… Like, to an activity or something. Even though without a friend, it just me, my host mom and dad, and the crickets.

    I try to share stuff with them but they don’t really seem interested, but then they say that I don’t seem engaged or like I try at all- which couldn’t be further from the truth.

    • truth is my host parents are awesome, they have a daughter in the U.S. right now so they know that sometimes things can be boring with only adults, one thing i have found that makes my host parents think im interacting more is not shutting the door to my room unless i am changing. i spend the same time on the computer, but if i leave my door open or take my laptop out to the kitchen i am more accessible, and therefor participating more.

      • Yes, I noticed that and leave the door open to my room almost all the time when the parents are home when I am not telephoning my parents or changing clothes. My host mom still doesn’t look in or talk to me when she goes to talk to her son across the hall. :/

        Yes, things are looking up slowly as they realize that I am *not* trying to scam them or something weird. Germans are a bit un-trusting in general (so I’ve heard and noticed as well), so it’s taking awhile.


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