At the Jubi
Meeting with other evs
Piknik through the city
Music over all
YOU ARE HOUME, is the first impression which I have felt during my arrival in Wurzburg
My trip from Algeria to Wurzburg was actually very exhausting, strenuous, full of tensions but also nice and full of good surprises. I have left everything behind the clouds: My family, my friends, work and most important Eid-Adha (^ _ ^). At first I had to leave my family in Ghardaia, we exchanged warm hugs, smiles and pair of tears, these were really quite short and beautiful last moments with my lovely family.
Then I took my luggage and traveled first to Ouargla, then to Algiers, after that to Bel Abbes, where I have met my friends and presented a few documents. This was one day before my trip and one day before the Eid-Adha feast. To find my way back to Algiers was very difficult, since I had found no buses, no taxis, no trains, simply nothing. Nevertheless I was still full of hope. I have waited about 6 hours outdoors and changed from one station to another, called friends trying to find a way back, but nothing worked. For a while, I thought I was quite out there and far away to fly to Germany, because I had not found a single means of transport from Bel Abbes to Algiers, even a bicycle ^ _ ^. All the people were occupied and busy with the preparation of the Eid Adha feast.
But I have prayed to Allah and asked of Orientation, I have asked whether this trip is good! If it is good for me, my country, my religion and humanity than please make it easy, but is it is bad than I would better take another path. Suddenly my hope woken up again, a Taxi has parked in front of me, the driver looked at me and asked if I want to go to Algiers! I said yes no joke, it is a dream ^_^. He said: “If I book 6 places than consider yourself the luckiest man on earth“. After a few hours came the customers and we are finally going. We traveled at night and in the morning I was once again in a hurry looking for a taxi to the airport.
Unfortunately, I have missed my flight to Frankfurt, so that I booked another trip to Paris. It was nice in Paris, because I met friends and got to know nice people. At night I traveled further by bus to Wurzburg and stayed in contact with Nastka. On my arrival, Nastka was there, greeted me and finally at that moment I felt in peace, after a journey full of tensions, adventures and surprises. This moment of arrival has become complete as we went at noon to the House. Here, in this flat I will live together with four volunteers.
Some volunteers from Wurzburg came in our House to give a welcome greetings, gathered around the table and we enjoyed together a delicious lunch from Nastka. “Yamm tastes good” is our impression of the colorful and charming table. We got to know each other, quickly mixed and told a few stories. As a farewell, we exchanged warm hugs with the hope of a sooner reunion in our flat, which bears the title of ‘Europahaus’. The adventure took me from one place to another, through forests, deserts, sea and thousands of different sights.
What is the aim? What is the goal from the trip? Has it worthed? We will see … in the next articles! The journey continues… (^_^)
Another recommendation: Interreligiöse Shuttletour.
It’s almost over: the majority of our group finishes their projects in July and August, the summer is the season of goodbyes for us.
I cannot say that I love Eurovision, but I really enjoy watching it when I’m abroad. Somehow, in Poland it’s less entertaining. We (Petra, Lusi, Claire, I and Guillaume, new French volunteer in Rimpar + Nastka and Manu, who commented on the whole thing like professionals) met to watch Eurovision together. It was third weekend in a row with some sort of volunteers’ meeting (after family day in Goldbach and Residenzlauf), which probably explains why we were such a small group.
It was a beautiful day, we enjoyed the sun and the amazing few of the city and the fortress before the show.
On 7th May Goldbach celebrated Family Day. As a part of the whole event, Shïma organized a stand about European Voluntary Service (as a part of European Youth Week*). Chaina, Andromachi, Mattia, Juan, Claire, I and Linda, Nastka’s former intern (and EuroPeer), came to support her. First we ate all together (thanks for the real French Crêpes!), then we built the stand together.
On April, 30th, the 29th Residenzlauf (Residence Run) took place, and 4 of our volunteers and Manu (and also Jubi’s janitor, Andy) participated in it. Leila, Andromachi, Juan and Shïma ran for 10 km around the Residenz, while Mattia and I took photos and cheered them on.