It's been a while since the last time I wrote but I have some great news!
Now it's Half Term, which means I have plenty of time to go around and have fun! I just came back from two really good trips!
On saturday 21st October, we decided to go to Dartmouth for the day! It's been a really lovely day. We went there mostly because there was the food festival!
It was quite big, there where lots of different kind of food, going from cheese to tipical cakes or tipical alcoholic drinks (we didn't drink it obviously!). I tried every singol cheese I met, because I love it and I wanted to see what's english cheese like! I tried the Parmiggiano too to make sure it was the same as the italian one!! :D
If you will ever go there, you MUST try the lemonade! Oh, gosh, it was exactly the same as the sicilian one, probably the best you can find here in England. There were quite a lot of different kind of lemonade, the classic one, the ginger one (I really liked it), the raspberry etc...
There were also tipical food like sausage rolls (different from the one you can buy in the supermarket), chocolate, fish, chips and so on. I tried a piece of chocolate and I wish I didn't. It was called chilli chocolate and I wanted to see if it was really spicy or not. God, it was the worst chocolate in the world!
Here there are some photos from Dartmouth. I didn't take the photos of the food because I was too concentrated on eating it... But I tried to take as much photos as possible because it was a really lovely day! (Quite rare here in England!)
The day after saturday I should have gone to the harbour to meet a friend of my host family, who would have brought me sailing with his friend's boat. Unfortunately, it was really windy and everything was cancelled but I still went there to see the boat and OMG it was awesome. It was a £ 150,000 boat. You know the wheel to drive the boat? Yeah, it was all electronic and it turned alone! Like, you set up the degrees you want to go right or left and it will do it for you! And inside the boat, it was all in wood and extremely luxurious.
Anyway Sunday was a really boring day after I came home.
On Monday I went to the bowling with my Student Liaison Officer and my Exchange student friends. It was really a good afternoon and one of them (italian) invited me to eat in an italian restaurant to have a nice pasta ahah. Can't wait for it!
On tuesday (Best day in this week), me and my host family went to Tintagel! For the one of you who doesn't know what Tintagel is, well let's say that is a great village in Cornwall (beautiful country), where the legend says King Arthur was born. We went there to see Merlin's cave and the museum where we could have seen the ROUND TABLE and the THRONE! But, it was closed for the winter... What a pity... Anyway we went to see Arthur's Castle (or what is left of it...) and Merlin's cave!
Here there are some photos I took there, the day was really sunny and the cave was great!
Oh, I almost forgot. When we were hanging around the shops, a really nice man, who was an historian, gave me a coin from the ancient Roman Empire! It was from the 270 AD decade! It's impressive... I have the same coin that a man in that time has used to buy a piece of bread. Can you imagine it? Wow...
Well, thank you for reading this, see you in bit!