I have arrived in Ljungby, Sweden! Even though I have only been here a full day I can already tell that I will love where I am staying. Although a very small town, it’s very pretty with traditional Swedish wooden houses painted bright colors.

The family I’m with has four kids in their family. I’m taking place of one of them while she goes on Exchange in the U.S. The house I’m staying at is located 10 minutes by foot to the school, and starts an hour later than my high school at home (Which ultimately means I won’t have to wake up at ungodly hours in the morning- I’m definitely not complaining about that.)

The first full day we went to Halmstad to watch my host sister play beach volleyball. I’m very pale so I definitely did not blend in with the extremely tan swedes (it’s surprising, but true).

5 minutes away was their summer house, which we went to after the volleyball tournament. The water was very shallow over there and also had a great view of a sunset. To my dismay, I got sun burned. So, now I am not only the palest on the beach but also the reddest.

Published by amywashbond

Exchange Student to Sweden 2019-2020

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