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IT WAS QUITE AN ADVENTURE!
"An adventurer at heart" it was all well and good talking about it but I also needed to prove it! What better way of realizing your dream than to go hiking with friends, setting off to explore new horizons with your backpack, tent and sleeping bag. 21-year-old female student from Lille: it's exactly what I wanted when I came to do my placement in the mountains.
Let me inspire you: imagine yourself stretched out under a starry sky, looking for constellations, enjoying a great evening of games, music and roasted marshmallows!
A pesto-pasta based feast for the girls and freeze-dried food for the boys. The length of time they took to prepare was obviously different but each to his own. I didn't know anything about dehydrated food but it does have the advantage of being useful for camping.
For me, the best thing was the human dimension. Establishing friendships, getting to know people, finding out about other people's experiences, methods of camping and physical fitness levels was very rewarding and meant that I really enjoyed the trip.
What you have to remember is that however difficult things get, there's always a solution. Adversity strengthens relationships, is a great source of hilarity and, most of all creates memories...
The night time toilet trips will remain forever etched in my memory.
What about you? Where will you take us? I hope that I've inspired you to take off, experience the joy of living in the moment and enjoy the beautiful nature that surrounds us. See you soon for some new adventures!