Home, sweet home!

Autor: Ljuba Terukova | Kategorija: Tko pita - skita!

5 training days in the land of Miguel de Cervantes.

Luckily I had a chance to explore not only Croatia but Spain as well.  It was second part of the transnational initiative “Community makers!”. By the way, the first part of it was a training course in Pula, Croatia. In Spain we learned about different sides of media.

Spanish people like potatoes more than Estonians! For dinner we always had something mixed with potatoes: eggs with potatoes, vegetables with potatoes, deeply fried potatoes with mushrooms or bacon, potatoes with garlic sauce. By the way, onions and garlic are also among their favourite spices. On the streets of Toledo, you can even smell and see smashed onions.

In many places in Spain, it is possible to see a lot of things devoted to Don Quixote: bars of chocolate and marzipan, monuments, statues, figurines, magnets, etc.

Christmas time in Spain is magical: very pretty decorations, especially during the night, but the Xmas tree on the main square was a disaster for me – just a metal construction with lights.

As I’ve never been in Spain I thought it’s always summer season there. I was wrong. In the northern part, December is pretty freezing but sunny 🙂

Anyway, we spent very nice days in Toledo, Madrid and a small village called Numancia. Now we are experienced travellers!

Surprise in Estonia!

39 hours of challenging way back to Estonia. I spent a very nice and at the same time awful sleepless night in Trieste. During the twelve hours I needed to spend there, I was in two Chinese bars, without wifi on the bus station and train station. I got super cold that night, but after meeting a drunk guy who brought me a cup of tea, a smile came back to my face. I met a few Erasmus exchange students who are musicians and one of them even brought me to his place to wait for the bus! Thank you, blond long hair guy David! Luckily, I met two girls in Milano who showed me the way to the airport 🙂

It was super duper nice. In the end I remember my fast beating heart on the plane. I experienced emotionally and physically hard coming back home.

I really don’t remember when was the last time I had slept at least till noon but that day my dreams lasted till 1 pm. The first thing to do was to eat homemade lunch. But the best part of the first day was a surprise that I made for my friends. Can you imagine, nobody knew that I am coming! My brother was hiding behind the curtains thinking that I am a ghost! And the first question from my friend was – did you cancel you EVS?! Some of my friends were crying! It was so heart-stirring 🙂

The next evening we did a small jam where we were playing some random music and just having fun. For me, it was a bit heart-breaking and at the same time happiest moment because I missed that so much.

I also took a walk in my most favourite place on planet Earth – Dark Garden. It’s an old park with fresh air, lots of trees and a small hill where you can easily climb and hide like you are the only person in this world. Peaceful.

One morning I went to my high school. I had a feeling like it’s been years since the last time I was there. I met my teachers and took a brief walk through the school. It was a day full of the past.

There were so many things I wanted to do… for example ice-skate, or to make a karaoke party. But I simply had no time for that. Meeting family and friends takes a lot of time.

I can say that it was right decision to go for a few day to snowy Estonia.

Slovenia! Oh, Slovenia!

What would you choose? To take a walk on the foggy coast of the lake or to climb up of the stairs for 20 minutes to see the waterfall? To eat pancakes for breakfast in the caffe or to cook pasta for a dinner? To drink a cup of coffee looking at the mountains and lake or to visit the very fast river and feel the energy of the place?

Well, time flies fast but I managed to do all of it! And it was wonderful. To feel the desire of your emotions that wanted to jump into the dangerous river. To see a mysterious morning fog and a fascinating pinkish sunset. To eat breakfast when it was actually lunch time 🙂

This time, I visited Triglavski Narodni park. I was to Lake Bohinj, Radovna river in the Vintgar gorge, Savica waterfall and Lake Bled. One more time, Slovenia made me fall in love.

I was there in 2018 once already, in a peaceful town called Portorož. It was a foggy day that I spent with other volunteers from Pula and Vodnjan. Staring into nothingness and trying to find some beautiful shells – that’s all from me for now. 🙂