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Jurnal de calatorie – Cum arata o zi obisnuita in Italia?


Cum arata o zi obisnuita pentru mine?

Imi incep dimineata trezindu-ma de obicei la 6 dimineata. Urmeaza o alergare usoara de 5 sau 10 km pe stradutele frumoase ale oraselului in care stau si ma delectez admirand peisajele frumoase, copacii verzi si oamenii plimbandu-si caini dimineata. Termin alergarea cu o vizita la piata pentru a cumpara rosii, salata si alte legume si fructe proaspete. Dupa micul dejun iau trenul spre Roma (20 de minute) si apoi mai merg 15 minute pe jos pana la scoala. Liceul se afla intr-un cartier select, plin cu vile si cladiri de birouri, ceea ce face plimbarea pana acolo foarte placuta. In fiecare zi am cate 3 sau 4 ore de predat de la clase de anul 1 de liceu pana la clase de anul 5 (acum am aflat si eu ca in Italia se fac 5 ani de liceu). Cursurile care le predau sunt din domeniile: economie, geografie, turism, istorie si literatura. Toate le predau in engleza.

Din economie predau in principal despre brand-uri, internationalizare, industria hoteliera si pachete turistice. La geografie vorbesc despre Europa (in principal Romania), Statele Unite si Indonezia, unde fac mici paranteze cu povesti de prin locurile pe unde am calatorit si lucrurile care m-au impresionat. In ceea ce priveste turismul ma axez pe importanta si impactul turismului la nivel global. Modul in care s-a dezvoltat si tendintele actuale din turism. Din istorie predau despre revolutia industriala, primul si al doilea razboi mondial si razboiul rece. Pentru literatura, lectiile pregatite sunt in general despre literatura americana dar si cativa scriitori italieni cum ar fi Italo Svevo sau Giuseppe Ungaretti. Am ales sa le predau despre cartile pe care le-am citit si mi-au placut, cum ar fi “Great Gatsby” de Scott Fitzgerald, povesti scurte de Edgar Allan Poe sau poezii de Robert Frost precum “The road not taken”.

Imediat ce termin orele fac de obicei o plimbare pe strazile Romei admirand diversele monumente si cladiri impresionante, de care Roma nu duce lipsa. Cateodata mai ies in parc, preferatul meu fiind Villa Borghese, un parc foarte mare, cam de marimea Herastraului, foarte frumos si aproape de centrul orasului. Ziua o inchei de obicei luand cina cu colegele de apartament, iar apoi citesc si pregatesc lectiile pentru urmatoarea zi.

Cam asa arata o zi obisnuita din timpul petrecut in Italia, mai multe povesti despre lucrurile pe care le-am facut, curand …

Te las in continuare sa te delectezi cu poezia “The road not taken” de Robert Frost:

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth; 

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. “


My indonesian adventure …


My indonesian adventure …

In the summer I went in an adventure in Indonesia with AIESEC Global Citizen program, as a volunteer. I spent 7 weeks there in August and September and it was one of the best summers of my life. During the time spent there I met a lot of people, made a lot of friends, learned new things about the world and myself and open the road for my future.

I only knew a few things about Indonesia before going there, and most of them was the things that I read on the internet. After packing my things for the trip and armed with a good attitude,  it took me 36 hours and 4 airplanes to get there, making stops in cities like Istanbul, Singapore and Jakarta. Once arrived there I was amazed that the airport was surrounded by jungle and there was some people waiting for me there, my hostfamily and the project manager for my internship.

My project was about discovering local culture and promote the local tourism, which was really pleasant to do. Every day I visited a new place, either a cultural place or an old temple and meet local people. We were 45 students from all over the world in this project, gather here from 23 countries. Along with the local communities of reptile, jazz, parkour or capoera we discovered a lot about indonesian culture and history. We learned how to dance on indonesian songs, play traditional music or how to plant rice in the fields.

Indonesia has a really beautiful nature and you will be amazed about the things that you will see. There are monkeys playing on the street and small reptile in almost every house, you can enjoy a trip on the back of a big elephant or see deadly snakes and 3 meters long reptile (the komodo dragons).

During my time spent there I climbed 3 volcanoes, the highest one was 3.700 meters, Rinjani mountain, from Lombok island. It was the hardest thing that I ever done (harder than any marathon that I ran) and it took me 3 days and 2 night to get on the top and get back, sleeping the 2 nights in a tent.

After the project was over, I set up a trip on a few beautiful islands including Komodo, Flores and Bali. I took a 4 days boat trip with a few friends from the project: one portuguese guy, one brazilian guy and german girl. We did snorkeling in one of the most beautiful coral reefs (the second largest after the one from Australia) swimming along colorful fish, turtles and mantas, visit wild jungles, chill under the waterfall and drinking fresh coconut on the beach.

The whole experience was a life changing adventure that set new paths for me and helped me to decide what to do with my future. It was a mix between discovering new things, making new friends and learn more about myself. Overall, an experience that makes me to look forward for another one in the future.


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