My amazing experience has come to the end and I feel endlessly sad. This chest pains bother me everyday, when you are about to cry, because you miss your original home, not the one you call your hometown, but the one where you feel like at home. For me, that kind of place is Milan! I found myself here, I challenged, I explored, I developed here. If it was up to me, I’d never leave. I saw the pure version of me and I liked that. Even though, I’m already in Georgia, back “home”, sitting in my couch and constantly rumbling about missing Milan, here are some of the unforgettable memories from my experience 🙂
The first weekend, my first hosting family took me to the Alps. It was just breathtaking!!
After snowy weekend, back in Milan, I decided to meet up with one of my team members from Aiesec, who is from Greece. Turned out, that she was the person I came really close with and we keep in touch even today from different counties 🙂 her name is Sofia.
We slowly had a look on the most important buildings in Milan and tried to get to know each other better. This day was wonderful.
Me and my second half – Sofia ❤
Later that day, my host brother organized dinner night out and we ate this huge table of food!!! I could breath after eating so much.
The next day, we left for VENICE! City of fairy tales and romance. I thought it was just a dream and clearly not reality. It was magical.
I tried Lasagna for the first time and I think I found my new favorite dish ever!
And of course, Tiramisu for a desert 🙂
Here are some artistic landscapes of Venice.
Returning back, Milan Fashion Week was waiting for me. Of course, I hadn’t any chance to get inside, but I still managed to stand outside and wait for famous people to come out. You know, I’m crazy about fashion and in general everything that’s connected to fashion inspires me! So, this event had a huge meaning to me.
Days flew like minutes and I couldn’t even catch my breath. My departure time was coming closer and closer, so I tried to visit every important place I could.
Oh, and sure thing, I got a penalty for NOT HAVING ENOUGH GODDAMN DOCUMENTS for transport, while there are tons of people in Milan, who don’t even buy tickets for travel and I got a penalty for not having the document they wanted me to have. As you can guess, I haven’t paid it 😀
The next day, Sofia suggested to go to Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, because she had free tickets for 2. Of course, I agreed.
My host Mother also took me to Prada Foundation. It was like a museum of contemporary arts. SPEECHLESS.
Trip to Milan is nothing, if you don’t enter inside of Duomo or at least go on the top of it. We did both aahahhaha!
You go to Italy and you don’t visit ROME? of course not!! in this ancient city, even streets were like museums. Every single building had it’s own history. I was just astonished.
My days were coming to the end and I had to say goodbye to my students. Very hard, but so nice to feel so much love and understanding from this young, completely strange, but also really close people ❤
I got enormous amount of gifts from my beloved students! I’m just beyond thankful for everything. You left me with unforgettable memories!
Last selfie with my team members 😦
Last night with my host sister and host family 😦
And 22 of March, saddest day on planet… 😦
I don’t even know how to describe feelings I got from this experience. I grew up, I matured, I found myself. I found my path in life and I developed the way of understanding the world. Now I’m ready to make a difference, now I’m ready to change the world!