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Winter Break

To be honest, I was counting days till my arrival back home. It was a first time for me spending some much time away from Georgia, living independently, without any of my friends or family members. I had huge plans for my comeback, tried to make every single day from my vacation memorable and pleasant. That’s exactly what happened.

Reunion with my hometown was nostalgic and full of emotions. Days went by so quickly, I couldn’t wrap my mind around it. As it wasn’t enough, me and my friends took off for Svaneti – a wonderful, mountainous ski resort in Georgia. That was the very first time when I learnt how to ski. It was marvelous. I was skiing for 5 days straight, non-stop and even though I was new at this and my muscle pain was killing me, I couldn’t say no to that amazing feeling.

I will, most likely, never forget this trip and the astonishing memories that will haunt me for the lifetime!

After spending some quality time with my friends, it was my family’s turn. At the end of January, we left for GREECE – a country of sun and warmth. We visited a very small town called Kavala and properly relaxed for 5 days. I can’t really say straight if it looked more like Positano (Italy) or Monaco (France), but the city was calm, beautiful and full of seafood!

 

Here are some more badass pics from the very cool app I tend to use quiet often, called HUJI.

 

If you are into exploring new places, visiting non-touristic cities and enjoying adventures, Kavala should be your new destination!

Now, I’m writing all of this from the city of Budapest, instead of actually doing my homework and feeling a little bit nostalgic. But stay tuned, new trips are along the way 🙂

 

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2017 RECAP

My life has never been this eventful so far. 2 years ago, if somebody told me that one day I would be able to reflect on my year with a whole blogpost, I wouldn’t believe it. 2017 was very complicated, with its ups and downs. Starting it very stressful, but ending it with amazing memories, managing to reach my goals and live my life fullest.

I made my dream come true! I’ve got Hungarian scholarship and I left Georgia to study abroad in Budapest for free. I chose the major I was really interested in and I’ve found my path in terms of successful career.

I learnt how to live independently in completely new environment. I made a lot of new friends and some of them very special ones! 🙂 I’ve mastered to be responsible for myself and to be in charge of my life.

I traveled in Milan, Venice, Vienna and explored Budapest every second of my being there.

I met my Italian family in Milano and enjoyed our evening at Lake Como together.

I came across to my very dear friend in Venice and talked whole evening about different stuff.

I went to Vienna with my playmate, who has visited me in Budapest for 10 days.

In December, my Italian family visited me for the weekend and we spent quality time together.

2 weeks ago, I came back to Georgia and realized what an amazing people I’ve left behind. I’m thankful for each moment, good or bad, thus these are the memories that stay with us forever. I’ve already planned exciting things in 2018 and I barely can wait for it!

Happy new year!!:)

The lands of Italy

After living in Milan for nearly 2 months, I fell in love with the city. So, at the end of summer, when I had to move to Budapest for my studies (about which I’ll talk in the next post), I encouraged my parents to visit Milano first and then go to Hungary. And… that’s what we did!

 

I’m can’t even explain what kind of amazing vibes you get once you step on Italian lands. Especially, Milan is very special place to me. I was eager to meet up with my host families I had back in 2016!

 

Atmosphere there is so friendly, cheerful, even the sound of Italian language makes life much more beautiful.

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Our apartment was located in the very center of the city – Navigli, which is famous with its restaurants, bars and entertainment. Nothing’s better than being part of Italian amusement. 🙂

 

If you are fond of Italian cuisine, forget about pizza, pasta, even tiramisu and try LASAGNA! That’s probably the most delicious thing you can eat in your lifetime. I tried the best lasagna in the restaurant near the Castello.

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After these 3 days, we couldn’t leave Italy without visiting Venice, the city of fairy tales! Everything about Venice is magical and inspiring. And sometimes coincidences make each travel much more interesting and in coincidences I mean staying in Venice for 1 night and discovering your friends are in the city too.

 

We also found huge shopping mall, which has amazing terrace on the top of the building and from that terrace you get to see the whole surface of the city! That was incredible!

 

But after all, we got so tired that couldn’t wait to arrive in Budapest and have some rest.

 

However, Venice left us speechless and amazed. This should be the top destination for every travel-lover!

We should all take a DAY-OFF

Because of the endless classes in my university and very much awaited begining of the summer, I decided to take a day off with my friends and by all means, we visited the Day-Off.

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It’s a small second-hand shop, located in the heart of Old Tbilisi (41 Vertskhli St) where you can find all sorts of interesting and cute things. Starting with stickers and ending with shoes.

 

The prices are very affordable, to be honest, very low. Even stickers cost just 0.30 GEL, when all the other places sell them for the lowest 1 GEL. 🙂

Here are some nice photos I took there!

 

They also have an instagram page! Go and find some cute pieces for you too! 🙂

 

CIAO MILANO!

Long time no see!

I’ve been busy with packing and preparing things for my trip to Milan, Italy.

Have you ever heard about AIESEC? Well, those amazing people planned an amazing project for 6 weeks, which gave me the opportunity to volunteer and participate in this lifetime experience. I can’t lie, I will never regret this decision! It completely changed my vision and helped me to improve myself, for better and for good!

My journey started on 8th of February, 5 A.M when I jumped into the car and left for the airport. I had a connection flight (via Ukraine), so it took me around 7 hours to get from Tbilisi to Milan.

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I am so lucky with this project, because as planned I was ment to live in a host family, so those people contacted me days before and arranged meeting point for my arrival. They picked me up from the airport and took me straight to home! I was completely exhausted, I was a little bit sick (coughing nonstop), but as soon as I arrived home, ate food and video-called my parents, I left to see the legend of Milan, DUOMO!

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I remember the moment when I was coming up from the underground station and this view just took my breathe away, froze my bones from the head to the toes and I was about to cry. You see all these pictures online and can’t even imagine what it means to see something like this in real life. SPEECHLESS!

Okay, enough rambles about Duomo.

Well, as I’ve said, my project considered me to volunteer at high school as a Trainer, discussing about environmental issues. As you can see on the photos, my students had prepared some special things. One of the students baked me a cake, others baked some cookies, some of them brought drinks and decorated room for me to feel welcome ❤

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First day was pretty exhausting, but full of good, pleasant emotions!

Of course, second day, after school, I went out to see the city and met up with my old friend from Georgia, who is studying at university of Catholica in Milan. She brought me to the amazing places, museums and cafes.

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We have visited museum of modern art. It was breathless!

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After a long walks around the city, we got so tired, decided to chill out at some random cafe, which appears to be Gucci Cafe 😀

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Of course, as a guest, I was paid by my friend!

The following day, I had a day off from my school, so my host sister and I went out for a walk. Somehow, we appeared to Brera Museum. Those pictures from renaissance period is just stunning. I think words aren’t good enough just to describe the colors and crazy minds painters had used. Of course, the most famous painting “The Last Supper” is kept here.

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And here are some random photos from that day.

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Well, that’s it for today! I promise the best posts are yet to come.

Stay tuned 🙂