Es esmu Meryem, I’m from Spain and I came to Latvia three weeks ago. I don’t know why I really applied and what this really is but I know that for now it’s much better than what I expected.
It is a very cold country (at least for me) but the people that I met here make it warmer. The coordinators are very nice and the other volunteers look like nice people, a bit crazy. It’s a bit hard to start living suddenly with 11 more people who you don’t know, sharing the room and kitchen… but after two weeks, we are already like a family.
Liepaja is a very beautiful city, not big, not small but a bit too windy, not good for the October volunteers. You can always get happy again eating it’s nice cinnamon rolls!
I think EVS did a pretty good job here, accommodation, coordinators, volunteers, mentors, work, free time, food, kids, fun… I think it’s an experience everyone should live, at least with the people I am.