September 24 2013

New Experiences… Less Fears…

I was thinking what to write and decided to tell you little story’s what happened to me in this 2 week:

  I was in Vilnius for my on arrival training, I met a lot of people, volunteers like me from different countries and that  was really awesome feeling, when I heard someone was speaking in Georgian Language, I feel so happy. There was one Georgian girl and this was first time we said hello in our language in Lithuania. This training was very helpful. I come “home” with less fears: my thoughts that I can’t walk and get tired easily, disappeared and I don’t know why but when we were canoeing throw the lakes and rivers I don’t feel bad Because I don’t know how to swim but with my trainer I feel calm and happy. I enjoyed this time..

 When our training was over I stay in Vilnius with my Georgian friends. It was the best three days..  All day we were walking in the streets, try to see all beauty of Vilnius. I like this city very much, especially Uzupis. We visit museums too and most emotional for me was K.G.B museum. I was really shocked, I knew history but when I was there and look all things and prison.. I thanked god that it was only museum and now everything is fine 

 I missed one really good moment. On the way to Vilnius, I met Lithuanian woman she was speaking in Russian too, so we have a very good conversation. She gave me good advises about Lithuania, how to live, what to buy and eat and such king of stuff. She was really kind woman, she gave me advises like she was telling this to his daughter. It’s a pity that I don’t ask her name, but I will remember her always.

  One funniest moment of being in Rietavas : I was sitting and writing something in the diary in my language , when youngster  ( I don’t want to write his name here) come to me and looked at notebook , I was sitting calm and don’t close it because he didn’t know what was written there. He was looking and tell something to others, everyone begun laughing … only we were looking with the face “what’s up?” When they stop laughing one of them tell to him that I was Georgian and that was my mother tongue.  I understand what’s happened he thought that “this circles” was created by me. It was really Funny : ))

 

P.s : Great thanks all of you..  for reading this post  .. 🙂

September 12 2013

First feelings about “The Lake Land” Named Rietavas

IMG_4266Most of all I am excited by nature, you are surrounded by green trees and fields with a few lakes. When you see it, you can say that on this place God made a little paradise. The buildings are simple and not so special but it fits with nature well and you don’t pay attention to it. The sky above you is so clean and blue; sometimes I image that I can touch it, and around you everything is so calm you can’t just think about bad things. The sound of ducks in the morning and all this stuff, gives you a peace of soul, which is most important thing in life.

The streets are narrow and very clean, you have never find a trash there, this was first sign for me to understand Lithuanians  how much they love their country.

The second difference what I noticed, was about transport?  I was walking on the streets and never saw a yellow bus or other transports except of cars and bicycles. Here People drive cars slowly…

And here is the third difference…  I still haven’t got used to it. When I am crossing the road I usually look on the both side, here is the rule which drivers are following: when you put your leg on the ground, cars frozen in a minute, waiting for you to cross the street and it’s a normal thing, not a gift. It’s your right. : )

The difference from my hometown is that at ten o’clock, Rietavas looks like “a dead city” . Shops are closed and everything is quiet, at firsts I was a little bit scared. The same calmness in my town was during the August war.

I like my job, a lot of youngsters are coming to our youth canter, this also helps me to adapt to my new life. It is not easy to live in a place where you have no friend or relatives.  However, I am less worried about this problem because the local people are friendly, especially youngsters. They have a good attitude. They like to plan theirs evenings and every time trying to find entertainment: Youth of Rietavas like playing entertainment games. The best is that I can’t feel difference between the ages. It does not matter if you’re 17’s or 23’s… Here, everyone is equal. Such perception helps the younger people to learn more, And as for adults to get more experience.

A French writer once said:  „The only luxury that I know is a relationship between people.” And I am the luckiest one because I have this luxury – I will try my best to reach and learn more things from my volunteering job in the “Lakeland” named Rietavas.