Category Archives: EVS in Croatia

2015 year in review: from India to Croatia and beyond

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A year ago, during Christmas time, I was having a long, bumpy ride to Kerala. I rode an elephant, swam in the Arabic sea and used to start my mornings with a cup of chai. As I‘m writing this post, I sit in my childhood room back in Lithuania, the sky is grey, it‘s raining and cold outside. What a contrast! The days are running like crazy to the end and it‘s time to sum up what happened to me in 2015. I spent 9 out of 12 months abroad and added 6 new countries to my travel list.         Continue reading

EVS in Croatia – final remarks

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I ended up in Latinovac by accident: I was already looking for volunteering opportunities in the Balkans and wanted to leave Lithuania as soon as possible, then one day I jumped into an advertisement on Facebook that brought me to Croatia. Now after 5 months my EVS is over and I’m trying to answer myself a question, what did I learn there.   Continue reading

Back into the village

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The first week after coming back from the trip was not as I expected it would be. I was hoping to have loads of energy and motivation to continue my volunteering in Latinovac, but instead of that I was feeling down. Well, actually lots of people feel depressed after vacation, but, dude, I came back not to some boring 8-5 job, but to the place I really like – what a heck?    Continue reading

30 days of summer

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“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.”, – once said A. Einstein. Unfortunately, I‘m not Einstein, but he had a point. It‘s been a month since I‘m in Latinovac and it feels that I‘ve spent much more time here. Though I still feel like sitting with a pretty girl and not next to the hot stove. Continue reading