Did you notice anything particular about the food?
Valentina: I found it strange that chicken is so expensive there. Eating chicken is a kind of status symbol and shows that you are wealthy. People cooked fresh every day in Canada, which was great. And there were a few things that we don’t eat raw that they do, for example broccoli. But the whole idea of being there is to really try everything!
What was the highlight of the whole exchange?
Valentina: My favourite part was the ziplining because it was in the mountains. Luckily it was sunny so we had a great view of the city and the surrounding area. At the same time you got an adrenaline kick.
Is your exchange partner going to come and visit you in Germany?
Valentina: She certainly wants to... The problem is that they always have a lot of important exams at the end of the year and are never on holiday at the same time as we are. But I hope she does!