My experience in Toulouse, France, was incredible! It is hard to pick out one thing. I've often left my comfort zone and it are mostly these things that I will remember. I met a lot of incredible people from Germany, France, Austria and also from Belgium.
Toulouse is a big city in south France. It’s close to Bordeaux and the Pyrenees. I would be a fool if I would not visited these cities. So I went there with my friends.
1. The Pyrenees
I went hiking with three German friends and one Belgian friend. Of course the Germans know how to do this and had appropriate clothes on. My Belgian friend and I didn’t. But they helped us to get through the snow and it was wonderful. We hiked six hours and enjoyed the view. For a few minutes, we were standing in Andorra! It was amazing! And I was with the best company, we talked (in French) and walked.
I went to Bordeaux for a weekend with some Erasmus friends. We took the Flixbus for only 8 euros. This is definitely a city that you have to visit when you are in south France. It’s a very romantic, calm, beautiful city with a lot of history.
The reason why these are one of my favorite moments is because these two places are so close to the beautiful Toulouse and if you are in a city for 4 months, you want to see something else. And you want to see the surrounding cities and places.
When I think of Toulouse and my Erasmus, I will always remember the amazing friends I made. And the wonderful things I did with my friend. I’ve opened my eyes and enjoyed every moment. The excursions to the Pyrenees and to Bordeaux were two impulsive trips and yet so memorable.