This summer, I visited Belgium for the very first time!
A few friends from school who have visited the country in the past told me a bit about it before we went, and even recommended places to visit and tasty treats to try while we were there. By the time I was done speaking to them, I was looking forward to going to Belgium even more than I had been before...
My sister and I decided we'd spend our day in the country's capital - Brussels. Our plan was to get a train there as early in the morning as possible, so as to spend most of the day exploring.
Travelling: what to expect
For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to travel.
Exploring new places, and experiencing different cultures has always fascinated me. From the first time I left Kenya, I have felt at home wherever I went - regardless of how much of a misfit I was there. My eagerness to learn what I could about the new place overtook my fear of being surrounded by so much unfamiliarity; I would try my best to catch every sound and take in everything I possibly could with my eyes before I had to look away and keep moving.
It hadn't occurred to me that not everyone feels this way until a friend asked me,
"How do you do it? How are you so comfortable living among strangers in a foreign land? Don't you get scared at all? Don't you hate the feeling of being away from everything that's so familiar to you?"