Lukrecija's story

First impressions

Since one year I am surrounded by diaries. I have always had the passion for writing, but I’ve never dedicated time to write a diary or a private copybook, before a year ago.

Some friends gave me diaries, in various periods and for different reasons, but I would leave them closed, like a decorative object.

I wouldn’t have patience, I wouldn’t do it on regular basis and I used to write once in a while. But something  changed and I took a copybook, completely new, with me, from Italy. I have begun writing just since the first day here! J

Lucija's story

I am a volounteer that signed up for a project called „No bikes, no party“ which accepts travelers in need of accommodation and gives them a place to sleep, eat, meet other people and participate in a wide arrange of workshops mostly covering travel related topics.

I remember my mom saying that I didn't start packing and preparing early enough. I disagreed: „I just don't like to live forward when I can live now.“ And being in such a mindset I didn't think much about my upcoming EVS until it really started happening.

Marina's story

„Where the hell is Latvija, what are you talking about, How…?When…?Why…?What…?”

So, that’s my mum who wasn’t very happy when I said I will be volunteering in another country for 2 months.  But let’s start from the beginning. I’m Marina, from Croatia and I accidentally applied for EVS, so my experience is little different than other EVS volunteers.

Ana's story

 DSC3172I got a chance to go on an EVS in Liepaja, Latvia. I was supposed to be a volunteer/host of the Travel School, a project I found super cool from the start. And so, in lack of a better summer plan, along with 3 other girls I had just met, I flew north. Didn't really know much about Liepaja at that point, except that it has a beach. A nice beach with a wannabe Hollywood sign.