This blog was created to sharing news and stories about the volunteers who are doing or who did EVS with Sustinea in Ourense or in some place in Europe.
A big hug from all of us. //
Este blog ha nacido para compartir novedades y historias de los voluntarios que están haciendo o que ya hicieron SVE con Sustinea en Ourense o bien en otro lugar de Europa.
Apovecha, diviértete con nuestras historias y si puedes compartirlo con tus amigos te damos las gracias.
Hello world, my
name is Stepan Prikryl. Iam 20 years old and i come from Czech
Republic – hearth of a Europe.
I decided to become the volunteer of
Sustinea organisation in Spain – region Ourense - and i have to
say, that it was one of my best decisions of my life. After i
finished my studies in Czech i started to work and i didn't feel that
this type of work (costumer in shop) i would like to do for a rest of
my life. One day came to me this opportunity that i can travel with
Erasmus plus to Spain and to start working for a Sustinea
The Sustinea organisation is focused on a environmental
problems and ecological problems and they try to solve them as
effectively as they can.
arrived on 23th of February to Ourense by a train –
before that i took a flight from Prague to Madrid. I was pretty tired
after a whole day of travelling because i woke up at 4am.
when i arrived to Ourense, my new friends (Paulo, Joana, Rebecca,
Inma) where waiting on me on the train station with a welcome poster
and Inma – my mentor was dressed in a typical carneval costume.
really made me laught though i felt exhausted and sleepy. Then we
went to my appartment and i jumped to my bed and i immediately fall a
sleep. The next days i became habited on my new "home." :)
something about my first impressions of Ourense city. Because i
arrived exactly on a time when a carneval starts here, my first
feelings are pretty mixed but not in a bad meaning.
It's not a
typical to have a such a huge carneval party in Czech for almost a 1
week. People where dressed to a crazy costumes, the gigs where on a
every corner of a street and the atmosphere was very extatic –
everybody enjoyed theyr time. I really love parties so i enjoyed it
so much. One friend of Inma lend me a Starwars costume so i felt that
i was a part of the carneval too. What i really love here is that
people still live theyr traditions altough in this modern age lots of
them are dying fastly.
architecture seems really amazing especially in the Old town. It has
a parfume of it's interesting history. I'm really looking forward to
see more of a monuments. The parks are also nice for example for a
afternoon picnic or for a joga stretching or whatever. Everywhere in
the city are fountains that makes really calm atmosphere though it's
in a city with a pretty much population. Typical is that everywhere
are lots of a shops.
What i really approciate is that i have a
ecological shop a 2 minutes near my flat. :) The food is here more
healthy and it looks more full of nourishments. In Czech we have a
lots of products which are going to be imported to Poland, so the
quality its not as good as here. I really love the local fruits and
vegetables especially the mangos and avocados.
people here are more open then in Czech. They are also more vital and
full of life. It's really amazing to see an old lady - approximately
she can had like 80 years old - going ouside to have a walk on the
sun. Sometimes it's very funny how poeple speaks very fast and
sometimes it made me fell a little bit comfused. But i have 9 months
to learn a Spanish language so i believe that i will do it!
my expactations have been almost fulfilled. The appartment is full equipped,
the people are very nice and a city is full of life. I didn't expect that it will be raining so much. Iam really
looking forward to a start of my first project. During a spirng we
will work more in a office but during a summer we are going to work
outdoors and that's what i really love. 😊