Bojan, a participant of the cultural exchange program, sends us his regards from the exotic Spain. We share his impressions below:
“I arrived in Santiago on July 16 and my family welcomed me at the airport, we greeted each other as if we’d known each other for a long time, got in the car and left for Cambados. We talked a lot on the way and got to know each other better; we even managed to see some landmarks along the way.
Their house is located above a large grape plantation overlooking the ocean, in the rural part of Cambados, called Castrelo. I got my own private room with a private bathroom and a wardrobe. Accommodation couldn’t be better.
Our days are often completely filled up – in the morning after breakfast they often take me to see their area’s various landmarks, while for lunch we go to grandma and grandpa’s by bikes, and we spend the afternoon on the beach. In the evenings, we often visit festivals and cultural events that are always present here.
This is perhaps the biggest culture shock that I’ve experienced on my travels. The family is constantly trying to make my stay as pleasant, fun and fulfilling as possible, therefore I learned a lot about their culture for the short period of time I’ve been here.
As for the language, they are already making visible progress with English, but I’m also making progress with my Spanish, because we spend the whole day together and talk constantly.”