Hello from Agrochatka!
Happy 4th of July to everyone. Yesterday, we had an American day. There is a boy here named Mihow, who is here to learn English and Spanish and just chill for a week, so we did a lot of activities and cooking, all themed with American culture. I did a powerpoint with him in the morning about the U.S and its independence, famous sights to see in the U.S, and Polish-Americans. We made paper mache hats, mine was America themed, his was Italy themed for some reason, I got a little offended and then walked it off. For lunch, we made hamburgers, sort of....Beef is not a usual occurence in this country so we made them from pork but they were still delicious. And of course a side dish of french fries. Later, some other boys from the neighborhood came over who are Mihow's age and I taught them to play kickball which was great.
It has been a week of this kind of thing- constantly trying to find entertainment for Mihow who is difficult to entertain I will say. He complains a lot. We have been to the pool twice (which I love because I have a SERIOUS shorts tan I need to get rid of) and we play a lot of Uno, soccer and english games. I have eaten about 1,000 polish sausages since I have been here because the kid loves a good BBQ, but I wont complain, they are insanely good.
I have decided to leave on Sunday, actually. I need to leave the European Union for visa purposes but I also know that I am just too tired to be a good volunteer. I can tell I am being lazy and I am a walking zombie each day, even with coffee. So I found a cheap flight on Ryan Air to Croatia, not in the EU yet, and am meeting Nadir (one of the guys I met in Bosnia) there and we are having a beach week of relaxation and fun. He is a tennis pro and is working at a tournament there so he invited me to come and join him and after zero time of hesitation, I said yes. He and I will chill for a week or two and then I will head to Italy to meet with Virgil, one of the guys I met in Romania last year! He has been telling me to come and stay with him in Bologna and, really, who would deny a trip to Italy when given the chance. I dream of gellato, pasta and red wine. I also told him that I want him to teach me how to drive a manual car because that is a good way to get around this continent as train prices keep going up and up and up.He lives in a small town with plenty of open roads so next time you see me, I will be a real driver!
Life is good, insanely hot but good. I am really excited to get to the Netherlands to start school, I can definitely tell I am approaching a travel limit. I am anxious to start a life and be in one place for a bit. We will see how long that lasts....