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BLOG I: NO PRESSURE

My way to Pula :

3 HOURS BY PLANE

18 HOURS BY BUS

1 HOUR BY TRAIN

1 SLEEPLESS NIGHT IN THE AIRPORT IN MILAN

Seems like it was a torture! My first independent small journey!

I spent the whole night at the airport thinking about my EVS, drawing and writing my thoughts on paper, reading about being mindful. I have lost my favorite scarf and hat “NIRVANA”. I was so upset that I forgot about my tiredness and took a cup of coffee. The rainy night and morning fog reminded me of Estonian weather.

Bus to Ljubljana. I was so happy to be here again: enjoy the best mango ice-cream, big latte and a bun with blueberries. All that I needed. A walk across Ljubljana by night was memorable. Finally! My last bus on the way to Pula! Sleep! Sleep! Sleep! “Welcome to Pula!” – two strangers and one familiar Italian (but actually Serbian) face met me at the bus station. Our choice was obvious – pizza! A tasty dinner and lots of jokes gave me a little bit of power to sort out my suitcase. I love my apartment! Bath (no shower), two beds in my room, cute roomie and big kitchen with gas stove. Mandarine tree outside and TV on Croatian. My EVS has begun!

One month has passed…

1 ARTICLE FOR 3ska! MAGAZINE

17 GRAPHIC POSTERS ON FB PAGE

1 PRESENTATION

1 HUGE HANDMADE POLAROID FRAME

1 eBOOK ABOUT CULTURAL DIFFERENCES

4 SCHOOLS – LECTURES ABOUT EVS AND ERASMUS+

6 DAYS OF ON-ARRIVAL TRAINING

3 NEW CITIES – ORAHOVICA, ZAGREB AND ROVINJ

9 NEW FRIENDS

1 AEONIUM (plant)

4 PARCELS FROM HOME

EVS is the time when you miss your home more than ever. It is a big challenge because now you should be strong and independent, you should learn how to manage your pocket money, time and power. Sometimes you can be bored and then you just have to find something funny, exciting and incredible in everyday things. For example, instead of staring at the night sky and stars, search constellations on the iNet  and then try to find them among the stars. Try something new; for example, instead of cereal with milk try cookies with yogurt. Buy new sunglasses with orange glass and explore the environment with new colors! Remember, when you are bored it is your problem! You have to keep finding a solution all the time!

 

 

During this month I mostly worked in the design area. I used canva.com to make posters with interesting facts about Estonia and Macedonia! Check it here. Also, I downloaded beautiful photos for my presentation from pexels.com.
I have attended an on-arrival training, where I even met an Estonian guy! We did our own little projects and we bonded with other volunteers. It was very nice to work with them and we had a lot of fun!

 

 

Yes, I am satisfied with work! I am very excited to be able to show my abilities and try what I`ve never tried before!

P.S. Let go of your fears. All we need is LOVE!

Culture shock(s)

  1. People speak very loudly
  2. I understand a lot of Croatian words
  3. People can smoke inside (not everywhere)
  4. People are talking freely with strangers on the streets
  5. A lot of bakeries
  6. Strange milk and cheese/ sour cream is actually a yogurt
  7. A lot of paid roads
  8. NO noodles
  9. People don`t wash mandarin

Autor Ljuba Terukova

I am 19 years old. I was born in Estonia, but I am Russian. I am EVS volunteer.

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