I am from Ecuador, and I come from a city called Cuenca, I must say I love my country, I think of course I love it because is my country haha, but I am always surprised of what I can see one day in my own country, and what I like the most is our people with some many stories behind them, since a poor farmer whose son is working in the United States, because in Ecuador there is not enough jobs or enough money to live, or an owner from a fruit shop that with a shy smile sells its products....
I am finished with High-school so I decided to make a travel, an exchange year!, so I have chosen Austria, I do not really why I have chosen Austria but so far I can say I have made an excellent decision, because my year until now has been great! full of happiness, obstacles, learning, craziness and much more, but more than all I have such a great overview about the world and I am nobody to judge other people by the way they dress, the language they speak or even just the way they stand...everybody is an own and wonderful world...!
So my trip or the foundations started when I have chosen the country, I was so happy because when I was still in Ecuador I was looking in books or in the internet as much information as I can about Austria, I haven't got any idea about this country before, just about the History and Geography classes, but more than quick overviews ...... basically I have known just some clichés that are rounding around the world, but the funny thing is that most of the people in Ecuador when I told them that I was traveling to Austria they told me: "please take a picture with the kangaroos" :/, or "have a lot of fun in 0ceania"...WTF!!... I answered: "I am going to that little country that is in the map under Germany!.....People reaction: (???)hahaha...but I am proud to say that Austria is not as small as so many people think...they have such a big heart in its people and they amazing culture is so big!...people are hilarious.....i love this country!! i think i am going to marry here in Austria hahaha...but well so later all the s***ty conversations I was so enthusiastic to arrive to Austria, and before I had to arrange so many papers and visas as much as my last year in high school, and all the exams that it involves.
Nowbut I am ready ...I have packed all my luggage, my family is so sad saying me good bye from the airport I have said goodbye to all my friends, more family and known people, I am just leaving sad but also anxious to see what happens in that beautiful country......But the day that I still remember is when I was at the airport in Guayaquil and I was ready leaving my luggage and it was time to go to immigration :o, before I was entering in that room, I was hugging my family and so sad because I will leave for a whole year... my mother and my little brother were crying and my father pretended not to be so sad he had a weird grimace on his face, but it could seen that he was sad, and that we had an strange feeling...my father's expression made me feel so sad....but I am ready and I am going for an entire year, I don't want to leave! and not stop hugging my mom my father and my brother, but the time is now...I got to go, I cry and walk quietly to the Migration room...as I am walking I could see the big automatic door closing behind me, and I could see the expressions from my family..They look sad but at the same time they have a courage face, I start walking and I don't see my family anymore...just some tourist.....
Here start Austria!!!! :DDD...where bratl :D happiness, learning...weird stuff, friends, lederhosen and drndls are waiting for me! :D and much more!