In Suita we had our personal day and at first I didn’t really know what to do or where to go. I had wanted to make my host family something Dutch so I decided to do that first. In the morning I went shopping with my mother and sister. I made “wentelteefjes” for lunch and luckily everyone liked them! During the cooking they were taking so many photos I felt like I was part of a cooking show. Afterward I discussed with my host family what I should do next. I had talked about wanting to visit Osaka Castle so my family suggested that. They made sure I had all the information I needed to get there but they were really worried so in the end they just sent my host sister with me (even though she’s 12 years old).
It was really hot and the walk from the station to the castle took way longer than I expected but it was worth it. Osaka castle is not only gigantic but also really beautiful. We spent some time in the gift shop (airconditioning!) before returning back home. I watched a movie with my host brother…. and fell asleep quite fast. When I woke up we were already halfway through the movie but it was still fun to see Toy Story in Japanese. After a delicious dinner me and my host sister went to bed quite early because we were absolutely exhausted! But all in all, I had a really fun day.