One month in Zagreb – @elisa

It’s been already one month from my arrival to Zagreb, unbelievable how the time flies. In this moment we are in the advent period here in Zagreb, there are Christmas markets, lights, colors and music. Two weeks ago my parents came to visit me and together we visited Zagreb, we visited all the Christmas markets, we bought some presents and typical products and we tasted many Croatian dishes. I must say that Zagreb in the period of the advent is very beautiful and it’s been fantastic to be able to visit it with my family. Unfortunately my parents remained only three days and on December 11th they left and return home.

In the same day I also left Zagreb to go to Orahovica where the meeting for the EVS volunteers was held. We had almost been there a week and it was a wonderful experience, I learned a lot about EVS and I’m sure that every lessons taught me something that I can use during my service period. I also met a lot of great people there, other volunteers and the trainers too. We spent all the time together and I can say that I make 9 new friends there, 2 from Turkey, 3 from Italy, 2 from Portugal, 1 from Egypt and 1 from Romania (plus me and Natalia). There were so many different culture in the same place and we had so much fun together and the funniest part for me was the project management, because we failed at the first attempt, so we had to stay up until 1 am to finished the project and everybody was so tired that we ended up laughing all the time for the stupidest thing, but in the end we managed to finished our project and even if it wasn’t perfect we worked as a team and this for me was the most important thing.
On Friday there was also the traditional dinner, where we tried many traditional Christmas dishes and then we stayed up until 3 am, talking and listening to music.
The last day also snowed and the Egyptian guy saw the snow for the first time in his life and all together we did a snow ball battle. The hardiest part was to say goodbye to everybody, because we shared some really good moment together and it was sad to say goodbye, but I hope to see them again during my EVS period.

Friday I will return home for Christmas and I I will be there until January 3rd, in that days I hope to rest, to spend most of my time with my family, to see my friends and my teammates.
I know for sure that the day I will return in Florence I will go with my families, my uncle, aunt and cousins to my favorite pizzeria to eat Pizza with Burrata, my favorite one, and I’m so happy for that, because I miss Pizza so much. 🙂

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