Fallas, Meetings, and Reunions: 3 months in! 

Hola!

It’s been 3 months since I started my journey, and I can confidently say that this month has been the most fulfilling so far. I’ve probably spent more time on the road than at home, but every moment has been worth it.

My month began with a visit to my friend in Barcelona, who was there for a work visit. I was fortunate enough to have the time to explore the city with her, and it was a fantastic experience.

Shortly after, I found myself in Alicante with the AMICs team, where I participated in hosting high school students from Croatia for a project on rural entrepreneurship. Working on the program with my mentor was incredibly educational. I learned how to be flexible to meet the needs of both the participants and the project itself, and how to manage everything effectively.

Then came the eagerly awaited “Fallas” festival in Valencia. The city was alive 24/7 on every corner, and it was an unforgettable experience. I also had the chance to reconnect with my student association, meeting many new people. Although I missed the last day, “La Cremà,” as I had to head to another event in Poland, I now have a solid reason to return next year for Fallas.

In Poland, I participated in a final meeting for my training as an experiential learning trainer. Since my first event last June, I’ve been practicing in different fields to develop and design non-formal education sessions. The meeting was filled with joyful discussions, sharing experiences, and planning for the future, leaving me motivated and inspired. It was also a reunion with my brother, whom I hadn’t seen in person for the past 2 years.

Afterwards, I visited Amsterdam with another friend who is also a volunteer in the Czech Republic. By chance, I ran into a friend from elementary school who was also visiting the city. It was an incredible reunion, considering we hadn’t seen each other for the past 4 years.

As I sit in my room writing this blog, I reflect on my month realizing how lucky I am to have all my friends and families in my life, having more and more hope for my future and preparing myself for the next adventures ahead.

See you next month!

brc