The meeting with Latvia was a long expected one. I had imagined helpful and pleasant people, nice cities and beautiful nature and my first impressions after getting off the plane and travelling to Liepaja confirmed that. The first days at my new home were filled with new things to see and experience, e.g. going to the beach, walking in the city center and visiting different sightseeings, learning more about the history and geography of the country. When it comes to EVS, after the on-arrival training, I am more aware of how projects work in general, and received the opportunity to plan the project I participate in and my free time in Latvia, as well. I have to say that every time I have had questions about daily life or work as a volunteer, I have received answers and support from the organisators, my mentor and my colleagues. I am grateful for this chance and I will make my contribution to the project.