September 9, 2013
Here I am in the Faroe Islands, a beautiful paradise hidden from the rest of the world. It seems as if I'm starting a new life; making new friends, learning a language, and even a new family, but it's also a mission. What is life outside of home? I've never known and now I'm putting myself outside of my comfort zone and finally realizing that in order to live you need to explore. I'm so happy that the Faroe Islands is my new country, it's completely different from everything I'm used to and that's what I wanted. The Faroe Islands is completely covered in luscious green mountains that you can see from anywhere in the country. Everything is so clean and pure here, from the water in the ground that you can drink, to the air which carries no pollution.
My host family is very nice, I have 5 siblings but my host sister that is my age is currently in Australia for exchange!
So far, I have visited the capitol city, Torshavn, and ran a 5k! It's such a beautiful city and surrounded by the ocean. I've been to some birthday parties where they have great traditional food, including cakes, which are very delicious! I've met tons of friends whom i've already had a sleepover with and watched tons of movies.
I love just walking around my city and looking at such a beautiful place, I really am honored to be here for a year!