“After 11 months it’s time to make the review of my EVS.
In September when I arrived in Lisbon, I didn’t know what will really happen to me. I had learn I was selected for the EVS in Lisbon 10 days before to come. I left France quickly and everything was going faster. It was the first time I would live in an other country.
I knew nobody in Lisbon, I didn’t speak any Portuguese word and my English was bad.
It was a year rich of emotions. I met many news persons and shared a lot of cool moments with them. I hope to stay in contact with some of them. I will try to come back to Lisbon in a few months to visit them.
I also created a new daily life. I restarted to play football often during this year, I discovered surf and spent a lot of time in different nice places in my district or in the city in general. I visited many museums and monuments. I discovered the Portuguese culture. I took part in many events.
Lisbon is a wonderful city. So beautiful, with a particular soul and a rich history. Portuguese people are very nice, kind, simple and welcoming. I loved the sweetness of life.
I felt well in Lisbon and I realized my adaptability in a different context. I know myself better and I think I learnt a lot personally.
It was also very interesting to participate in the project of Boutique Da Cultura. Open the “Livraria Solidaria de Carnide” was a very good experience professionally and humanly. I worked with my partner José, a volunteer from Spain, and we were included in a large team. The result of our work is fantastic and we shared this experience all together.
At the end I’m very happy to have participated in this EVS.
I’m proud of all things that I realized from September until now. I’m a little bit disappointed to finish this adventure but every good thing have a end. Mine is now and I have news projects to realize in an other country and I’m impatient to do it.”