It is always interesting to read about our students impressions of Byron Bay, especially those who come from cultural backgrounds very different from what is found here. In today’s post Delia (Swiss) interviews Nanami from Tokyo.
Yesterday I interviewed Nanami from Japan at the Byron Bay English School about her life in Byron Bay and Byron Bay itself. Nanami is in the Upper Intermediate class and has been in Byron Bay for eight weeks.
Firstly, I asked her how she would describe Byron Bay. She told me that Byron Bay was very different from Tokyo. She added that the natural environment is so beautiful in Byron and the way of life is so relaxed. I wanted to know why she chose to live with a homestay family while she was studying. She answered that she wanted to have contact with local people and learn about the customs and food of Australia. She told me that she felt more at home with a homestay family than in a student house.
Finally, I asked Nanami what she did in her spare time. She told me she loved to go to the beach, to spend time with her friends and to talk with her homestay grandmother.