Tag Archives: romania

Home.

I cannot believe I’m home. I’ve just been in Romania for 2 months and looking back on all of the things I experienced while I was there, gives me chills. I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience there and I feel so happy and content with my life right now. Romania changed me for the better and I’ve never felt this kind of happiness before. I learned a lot while I was away. First off, before I left, I didn’t have a lot of confidence. I never believed in myself and I was very, very critical towards myself. I never encouraged myself or believed that I could do anything by myself. I think it’s very sad to think about now, because I think that you should believe in yourself. Because at the end of the day, the one person you can always trust is yourself! So I’ve learned to believe in myself and I’ve also grown a lot, confidence wise. Confidence isn’t something that just happens overnight. It happens naturally, but of course, there are different factors that makes you more confident. For me, I really stepped out of my comfort zone and did things almost everyday that scared me so much. Like meeting new people. Before, I got anxiety just thinking about meeting new people. But for me, meeting new people was something I did every single day in Romania and after a while, I didn’t see it as a struggle, but as a very ordinary and easy thing to do. I think another thing that helped me grow a lot as a person was to not care so much. Before I wouldn’t be seen dead without makeup, but now I don’t really care if people see me with no makeup on. I can’t really explain it better than this, but this trip was so good for me mentally. I was never alone and I was surrounded by amazing and inspiring people everyday that pushed me to become better. Romania will always hold a very special place in my heart and I’m so happy that I went there when I did, because I really needed it at the time. It gave me hope and for that, I’m forever grateful.

largehappyhappy

large

Christina

Advertisements

Sightseeing around Brasov…

Yesterday, my new roommate from Germany, a new volunteer from France, a former volunteer from Australia and I was shown around the old town of Brasov. It was so beautiful and I fell even more in love with the city. I love the nature here and it’s so idyllic here. I feel so free and at peace here, it feels so amazing❤️ Here are some pictures I took yesterday evening…

Christina

IMG_6791.JPG

IMG_6781-0.JPG

IMG_6793-0.JPG

IMG_6786-0.JPG


My visit to Bran’s Castle

A couple of days ago, I went with my new roommate and another volunteer to visit Bran’s Castle, more known as the Dracula Castle. It is located almost 40 minutes away from Brasov, which isn’t that far away. It was a lovely castle and I loved the nature that surrounded it!

IMG_6581.JPG

IMG_6578.JPG

IMG_6583.JPG

IMG_6584.JPG


First day at the orphanage

So… Today was my very first day at the orphanage. It took 1 bus and 2 cars to get me there, but I made it!!! The children were so nice to me and they pulled me in so many directions. I wasn’t exactly nervous beforehand, which is so strange. I mean, before I used to be so scared. So scared of the smallest things imaginable. And now I just do them, without getting frustrated and having panic attacks. It feels really great! Sometimes it’s so great to get some distance from your problems and issues, and get some time to breathe and try to enjoy your life. I don’t know. I don’t think I’ve ever been as happy as I’ve been right now in Romania. And I haven’t even been here for a week. Well, tomorrow it’s a week since I came here. That’s sooo crazy…!
Christina


Pictures from yesterday!

IMG_6322-0.JPG

IMG_6330.JPG

IMG_6319.JPG

IMG_6327.JPG
Christina


Yesterday

Yesterday was a really nice day! My roommate and I went for a little gift shopping and later we went for lunch to a Romanian restaurant called, Transylvania, if I’m not mistaken. I ordered something called tripe soup which I had never heard before. I decided to ask the waitress what it was and she just said, you don’t want to know. So I just thought since this is the new me, super adventorous and open-minded, I decided to try it. It didn’t really taste that good… I googled it a bit later on and I found out that I was eating the organs from the stomach of a veal. Ugh, I still shudder from the thought of it Lol. But I guess it’s nice to try new things and it’s something I would never do back home.

I really like Romania so far! The people I’ve met so far have been so friendly and open, and it’s really inspiring. Tomorrow is my first day at the orphanage. It was supposed to be today, but before I got here I was sick and I still am unfortunately, so I’m just going to rest today.
Christina


I’m here!

I can’t believe I’m in Romania now. It feels so surreal! In a short time, I’m going to meet one from the staff from Projects Abroad so he/she can show me around the city. Now I’m just laying in bed, relaxing… It was a long day yesterday so I guess I just lack a bit of sleep and relaxation.
Christina