Here is soon two months that I’m in Bulgaria and my EVS concludes here.
I’m sharing between sadness and excitement to leave toward next adventures. I will share with you my impressions about this nice experience in Bulgaria.Before all, I think I wouldn’t have chosen Bulgaria to travel to without this placement, but now, I could say “I enjoyed it”.Indeed, the October 1st I was welcomed by Ivan and Kiril from Active Bulgaria Society where I worked during my EVS together with Alizé (Lili) my fresh flatmate girl who arrived the same day with me and Zofia (Zozo) – my Polish flatmate girl, already in Blagoevgrad since 8 months, both of them were volunteers at ABS.In the beginning, regarding my English level, I did’t dare to communicate a lot with others, but step by step, throughout my stay, I could meet lot of great people of different nationalities and because of hearing, going out, eating often with all of them and also, reading and writing new articles during my work, all these helped me to improve my language skills. So now i’m able to understand and speak easier and I could share more things with everyone.
My main work in ABS was to write articles, create, prepare and organise different thematical events, poste and promote them thought Facebook, instagram or website and to create some flyers, posters, tee-shirts, banners and some other promotional materials for Active Bulgaria Society.
I was and I’m really proud of me to do it for them, it was a great professional experience, mostly with this nice team who I spent some nice moments during the last meetings, seminars, festivals or outside like Chat Club or partys.
Also, I could meet the students of the American University in Blagoevgrad, who worked with us to build some projects and spend lot of good moments.
There wasn’t one week without going out to eat, drink some beers, tea, or going to my favourite place – “Allstar”to play table football.
Indeed, each Thursday we went to the Chat Club created by ABS team and Zofia, to promote exchanges, communication between young people and new volunteers – an initiative aimed to integrate local community and meet new people.
t’s here where I met everyone and shared my last experience in Australia, heard some stories/experiences of different people or played interesting games on various topics.
Each weekend was free to move where I wanted to go with my bicycle or hitchhiking. So in the end of each week, I planed my weekend to explore Bulgarian countryside and the bigger cities. I could trust Ivan and Kiril to have some information about new places, means of transportation, advices, etc. So I could go to :
1-Blagoevgrad (my town)