“I was a ten month old baby when I arrived in Amsterdam. My parents were refugees here, due to the war in Eritrea. I have no memories of this, and my parents either won’t or can’t talk about it. I only know that they wanted to get away to give the children a brighter future. I have been brought up like an Eritrean; extremely hospitable and warm of character. In Eritrea the doors are left open all the time, for anyone to come in. We’re very family oriented. This group of culture traits has always been a part of me and I am very happy to have people around me who will always be there for me. In the Netherlands family means the immediate family: father, mother and children. In Eritrea family is the entire community and that could be an entire street. We don’t have an individualistic way of looking at the world.