Everything in life has an end. So has my Russian adventure. It happened sooner than I expected but due to several circumstances I decided to finish my internship earlier as it affected my mental and physical state too much. Russia is a very difficult place to live. And if you’re a sensitive and emotional person, you will never feel good there. Russia is for uncompromising strongmen who don’t care much about anything but their personal gain. And I’m not like this. Maybe that’s why I couldn’t find my place there. Russia is cold, not only in terms of the weather 😉 but also in terms of interpersonal relations. People don’t smile, don’t greet, don’t chit-chat… maybe it’s just Ulyanovsk but still.
On the other hand, however, it was a big lesson for me. After this experience I know that nothing will break me now, all problems compared with Russia will be nothing 😉 And also, I learned not to trust superficial smiles and not to trust people’s promises, especially if they are accompanied by a lot of unnecessary talking and not followed by any actions. It speaks for itself, isn’t it…?
Sadly, I didn’t have a chance to say “Good bye” to all amazing people I met in Ulyanovsk. So I hope that at least you will read this post 🙂 Firstly, I would like to thank all my wonderful students, I spent a really great time teaching you full of positive emotions and laughter, things that I value a lot in people. I’m happy that you tried to show your country from a different perspective to me, and even at some point I might have liked it a bit 😉
Secondly, my Couchsurfing friends! I really, really enjoyed spending time with you. It was very inspirational and it just proved me that at least young people, they want changes, they want to be active and creative. They are hungry of adventures, travels, new places, people. That’s the spirit guys! With such attitude you can get whatever you want 🙂 and I hope one day you will visit me in Poland and then I will be able to show you the best things about my country 🙂 Big hug and kiss for you!