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My host father from when I lived in Italy added me on facebook today.  I really miss him and my host sister and my host mum.  Italy opened so much up to me.  About myself and the world that I lived in.  Being so completely out of my comfort zone in a place where I knew neither customs nor language taught me how to adapt.  How to take charge of myself and challenge myself.  Being away from friends and family forced me to go beyond what I was used to and say hello to people.  To try and meet them on their level.  Sometimes I failed to meet half way, or I felt that I was expected to go all the way.  Culture is a funny thing, it’s full of so many twists and it surprises you when you least expect it.

All in all, it’s an experience I recommend to anyone!  It teaches you to think beyond yourself and your world.

I made this video last year of my experiences:

I hope you enjoy it 🙂

EDIT: Apparently it won’t allow me to embed a facebook video. I’ll upload it to youtube tonight and try again.

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