Hello guys, I’m Anna and I’m an Italian girl.
And for six months I will live in Timisoara. What do you do as an Italian girl in Romania? As regards me, over one month ago, I decided to come here for an European program called “EVS”. Do you know what is an EVS? It is a European voluntary service, a program that allows you to work in a no profit organization with other young people. But coming back to me. I decided to experience this because is important for me to know different cultures. Also, because I really like this project, I like working with schools, even if it is not what I want to do in life.
At first time I was very scared and excited at the same time because I had never traveled alone and I found myself in a new city with people that I didn’t know, it was very strange but that feeling passed as soon as I met the guys. The first week passed really fast, we have got to know a little about the city. It is very funny discovering the different cultures; we are six persons in the house: two French guys, two Spanish, one Lithuanian girl and, obviously, me. We live in the same house and we have different lifestyles but it is not a problem for us, rather, it is a way to improve ourselves. In a short time we became like a family.
During the end of the second week, there was my birthday and the guys organized for me a party, including cake and candles. They singed “Happy birthday to you” in Italian version. Very funny!!! I was very very happy to spend my 25th birthday with these crazy guys.
Why I chose Timisoara? At the beginning I didn’t know anything about Romanian people and their Language or lifestyle but more I’m here more to notice that it is very similar to Italian lifestyle. Now, I ask myself if there are really differences between Italian and Romanian people =P. Now, I understand why a lot of Italians come here for work, study or for pleasure. And the city is very nice; there is a lot of culture, a lot of nature and, obviously, club for the Young people.
What I noticed different? Basically, food and coffee. The Romanian cuisine is very different to Italian, especially to napoletan cuisine. I miss PIZZAAAAA but I like Romanian food. For what concerns the coffee, I will make a reason for it!!!!