Not all those who wander are lost

Two rehabilitation counselor students doing an internship at school teaching Balinese children.

So happy.

Because we are living in the same homestay than all the other volunteers, we’ve got loads of new friends. Almost every week there’s a new volunteer(s) coming and at the same time also someone is leaving. Some volunteers are here only for two or three weeks (I think that it’s way too short time to be in the program. For me it took about three weeks just to get used to teaching) and some of them are longer, as us. Somehow I think that it’s good that there are every week new volunteers coming here but at the same time I’m very sad that we have had to say so many goodbyes for so many amazing people. People come here from all over the world (not any Finnish people has been here as a volunteer when we’ve been) which I think is really good but it also makes the reunion harder!! We have already planned a little bit about a trip for next summer to middle-Europa to meet our friends there!

Because everyone stays in the same place, we also do much things together. Especially on weekends. While we have been here, we’ve spent two (???!! really… Not sure ๐Ÿ˜€ maybe three??) weekends here in Ubud. All the other weekends we have gone to somewhere else. Last weekend we went on to Kuta on Friday because it was one of our friends last night here. Then on Saturday we went to Seminyak and on Sunday we went to Uluwatu. I really fell in love with Uluwatu and I can’t wait to get back there!!!! One weekend we went to Canggu that is on the coast too. We don’t have a beach here in Ubud because this is inland so I think that all our weekend trips are goes places where is a beach.. ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s good that we have an opportunity to travel on weekends so we can see more places here.

I think that when I compare my English now and when I came here, there is a really big change. First I was quite scared to speak english here ๐Ÿ˜€ But now it’s moreย than fine. I just needed to get used to it. I’ve been here in Asia almost three months so it would be weird if nothing has happened to my English skills ๐Ÿ˜€ Of course there still comes moments when I don’t know the word or I don’t understand what someone says but you can always ask. The problems that I still nowadays have with English are with the accents! Sometimes people have so strong accents that I really need to concentrate myself on listening to them, hahah. Especially people who come from Australia and London.

Anyway, I’ve been so, so breathtakingly happy here. I’m so happy that we decided to come just here.