Hello from Agrochatka, Poland!
I got here yesterday, after a loooong day of travel through Hungary, Austria and finally to the small village of Biadacz in South-west Poland. The trains were pretty chill, I listened to a lot of music and just enjoyed the beautiful scenery. I arrived at 8:30 to the train station and Yurich, the dad, was here to pick me up. We drive to the house and the other volunteers were out. There are two others, Ross from England and Victor from Spain, and they are both really nice. Immediately they told me they were going to a school to watch Ela and Yurichs daughter perform, she is 18, in a end of year school concert. So I went with them, it was so fun! Totally brought me back to my high school days, young couples everywhere, girls passing notes...the performances were awesome too. There was a break dancing performance, a couple solo singers and, Ross and I's favorite, a male ribbon dancer who performed to sting "desert rose", seriously.
Afterward, we came back to the farm to get ready to meet a group of students and professors from purdue university who were coming to find out about the educational activities they do here. They were funny, most had never travelled before, so it was interesting to hear their thoughts on Poland. Great to talk with some other Americans.
They left around 7, Ross and I went to the store and bought some beer, and we set up a projector in the living room to watch the soccer game. We of course all rooted for Spain in honor of victor, but I completely passed out during extra time. I was exhausted.
Ross is leaving today which sucks because he and I really got along, but everyone is so nice so far and so welcoming that I am sure I will really enjoy my time here. It's great to be living with a mom and dad and in a comfortable, modern home, the city has spoiled me!
I have wifi so you can always reach me!