Ciao, ragazzi! I haven’t been here for the last ~2 weeks, so I have many things what to talk about with you, people! As usually, all my weeks starts the same now: office, school/doposcuola, casa… As a person with unpredictable minds and wishes I wanted to find activity for challenging myself more, sooo…. I found rock climbing! (bonus with that – a big colorful as a Galaxy bruise on my leg) I was thinking about more „girly“ courses (for example, dances), but later I thought – I can‘t lie to myself, since childhood I liked to do various, sometimes weird, stuff. It is amazing way to feel as a spider-woman and the best kick to speak in my broken Italian (because, people in Italy doesn‘t speak English so much, and if someone in a gym tries to speak with me in this language, our amazing coach man starts to scream: no no no, no Inglese, lei parla bene italiano! ). Well, that‘s how I am improving my speaking in Italian: trying to survive on the wall, trying to explain what kind of food I want to order, trying to understand which way to go and many other options. Oh oh oh, and singing „nel blu dipinto di blu“ during the lessons too! 😉
„I will never be a teacher“ – one Lithuanian girl said once. But sometimes life turns upside down and surprises you. Last week, two days in a row, I went to the primary school as the observer (because in a few months, when I will be able to speak Italian more fluently I will have few projects there). I was accompanied by English teacher and participated in 6 lessons (of the 1st-3rd classes). Kids were interested in me: who is she? Does she speaks Italian? Is she a British? Is she your daughter? And not only the kids, the colleagues of my supervisor were asking her: who is that beautiful blonde with you??… Well, probably, as long as I am a very light skin blond with blue eyes, I will continue to answering to the question „where are you from?“ That‘s why I was happy to find some Italian kids with light hair during the lessons – I am not the only one, hahah!
Doposcuola, doposcuola, doposcuola… Another kick for me to improve my Italian language and get to know about Italian education better (for example, how to explain math in lines without using „x“, equation or other figures…).
While we are in another country, we want to explore it, get to know the culture and meet new people or international friends from a long time ago, yes? That‘s how one weekend with other volunteers I went to explore Rimini, get lost in the markets and taste amazing pizzas! Yes yes yes, „food“ can be my second name. 🍕 🍕 🍕
And the next, a little bit longer, weekend I went to Assisi! 😍 A small town on the mountains in Umbria region. 😍 It was around ~5hours trip by trains with two transfers. It wasn‘t very comfortable option, but if I want to meet my friends (especially, after few years) I will walk that distance too. After spending couple of days in the mountains, olive fields, in various churches, walking around, tasting delicious food and etc., on Sunday I had to come back to Faenza. With some snacks in my hand from Italian grandma‘s (aww, that sweet nonna) I was taken to the train station. Thanks to the some technical issues in the train, I completed just 2/5 my return trip. After 25 minutes of delay and 1 hour of sleeping in the train – I woke up. The #trenitalia train stopped in the middle of nowhere – outside is already dark and internet sometimes doesn‘t work so well – google maps don‘t wanna show my location. After some time of not moving we were informed (in Italian, of course) that the train‘s engine broke down and we will come back in the previous station. Train was full of passengers (most of them as me, had connections), luggages and worriness. When I finally got out of the train – I was able to know where I was, but… Due all of this delay, I missed my connection to Faenza and after few hours I saw my friend again. I didn‘t expect to see Assisi so soon! Well, not all the bad things are the worst, yes? The destiny gave me another night in Assisi and opportunity to send couple of postcards to my family in Lithuania. 🍂 🇱🇹
And… A short break in Firenze while coming back from Assisi to Faenza ☺️☺️☺️
😊 Greta, Lithuania. 🇱🇹