I come a bit later that I wanted with this second post, but the truth is that the first two weeks here have gone really fast and I have been embracing the changes.
The first week was about getting to know the town and realizing that it is very different to my routine back home. A new breeze of culture, aesthetics, people, customs and food, also very distant from the mediterranean diet I have lived with for many years. I see changes in nuances like the facial features of the people, to the way we move, express and the gestures; the way we glance at the snow, concerning we are not used to it back home. I share a cozy appartment with two more volunteers, from Madrid and Gran Canaria. It has been good to share this initial period with people that share that curiosity to experience this volunteer experience.
Moreover, the first week we were lucky to enjoy a winetasting at one of the wine cellars, the Karaoke event on Friday 18th night, were we could sing a few songs like the classic ABBA ´Take a chance on me` and some other Spanish songs requested by the public. Besides, that same weekend we had the 11th Edition of the Hungarian Cutures Day Charity Ball. We had been dress-shopping during the week and we were ready to dress like princesses for the night. I felt a very welcoming sense surrounded by the locals of Săcueni and witnessing the local dance that was performed by some children. I also loved to listen to the choir performance by the orphans of Săcueni.
I hope you enjoy the bits and pieces I will continue sharing. The next post will concern my first event, how I organized it and what was the result. Also, jointly as a team of Spaniard volunteers we will organise Spanish linguisting and cultural events in the short run. So…Stay tunned! 🙂