As of yesterday exam season is officially over for me, woo! Yesterday marked the end of exam season for a lot of my friends and international students in Malta and for this reason we decided to celebrate by heading down to one of Malta’s for well-known beaches, Golden Bay, for a celebratory bonfire.
We got to the beach around 6PM so that we could watch the sun set across the ocean before setting up our controlled bonfire and BBQ. Quite honestly, it was the perfect way to celebrate the end of our exams by chilling out on the beach with friends, food and little bit of music as well as toasted marshmallows (because who has a bonfire without toasted marshmallows?).
The sunset on Golden Bay. (Photo credit: Shannon Ashleigh)
As we sat around the bonfire we contemplated the time we have spent on our Erasmus year abroad as well as the time we have left. We talked of our experiences and memories made together and how sad it is going to be when we all leave in a week’s time, going back to our home countries to continue our academic journey.
The bonfire and the moon. (Photo credit: Shannon Ashleigh)
My Erasmus year abroad has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life so far and despite a few ups and downs I would not have changed a thing. Malta is very much like a second home to me now and as I count down the days I have left on this beautiful island I have to remind myself that despite leaving I am also returning to friends and family and brand new experience that will be just as amazing as my Erasmus one!
Our celebratory bonfire on the beach was just one of many things planned before my imminent departure so more fun is still to be had and more memories are still to be made in the time I have left, and I am looking forward to every second of it!