1st of May

Hello everyone! It started with holidays, so my plan for the holidays was to go travel with my EVS friend Carolina from Portugal. So on Friday I went to Kamnik to meet Carolina so we could plan what we would do during the holidays. When I got there we went for a walk through Kamnik and then she had to record her voice for a EVS video she made for a competition. That was quite exciting to see how recording sound in a studio looks like and it took maybe around an hour to get the perfect one. After recording we went out to meet some other EVS friends and we had a lot of fun.I slept over in Kamnik because the next day we were going to go on a trip. Woke up the next day and Carolina was working on the video and the day before we talked about hair colouring and I’ve wanted to do something with it my hair so insted of going on a day trip we decided to colour my hair. I didn’t know what colour to colour it but I knew kinda. It was either between black, blonde or orange. Eventually I chose black and it turned out amazing. I was super nervous to colour it and it took around 2h the entire prosses and I’m really happy with it and I couldn’t have done it without Carolina so thank you! 2 hours later we decided to go to Ljubljana to Metelkova for a  concert and it was very fun evening there. I stayed home the next day and worked on the video for Kokos which I find quite difficult, there is so much great content but I can’t use everything because it will be around 30 min long and that is way to long, I probably have to shorten it down to atleast 15 min.

Next day I went back to Kamnik around 17 to celebrate the first of May. We went to a bonfire there. I was told it was going to be a huge bonfire but it wasn’t that huge, quite small and I was a little bit dissapointed by it. The celebration was otherwise really fun. They had a band and they were playing Slovenian songs and I went dancing there and had a really good time. It felt like the whole town was there and having fun celebrating so the energy there was great! We stayed there until everyone went home. The next day we just took it easy and relaxed and I went home later during the day.  Otherwise nothing special happend this week. I spent most of the time with my lovely flatmates.
See you soonand have a good time!
//Anton

Finnish Departure

Hello everyone! I woke up around 6am to get ready to go to Bohinj with Oliver and Jerker. We wanted to go early because it takes around 2h with bus to Bohinj and we wanted to visit Bled aswell. We planned on taking the bus at 8am and I got there around 15min early but Oliver and Jerker came a little late so we missed the bus with 2min but that was okay, we went to Metelkova to check it out during the day and they really liked it alot. We waited until the next bus that arrived at 9am so we didn’t have to wait so long for it. We arrived around 11 at Bohinj and it was so hot there, It was like walking through Sahara, we were dying. We started to walk around the lake but when we were almost half way around we saw a bunch of workers working with some forrest machines and they had a sign that the road was closed for walking so we had to walk back. Either way it was fine because we got to enjoy the most of what Bohinj offered. When we got back at the bus stop we decided not to go to Bled because we were alreay tierd and exhausted from the walk and the heat so we went to go get something small to eat and then we left for home.
When we got back to Ljubljana we went for something to eat. When we walk through the city centre there was some girls who invited us for a pub crawl through Ljubljana and it sounded quite fun so we thought about it and Jerker was a little excited even though he dosen’t drink and he haven’t really enjoyed the night life here so we gave it a shot.
The evening came and I was on my way to meet Oliver and Jerker and on the way I saw on the news that Avicii had died so that kinda bummed me out. I was a huge fan of his music I also saw him live in Helsinki in 2015 right before he announced that he was going to quit playing shows and just focus on making music. Anyway we arrived at the meeting point and we paid for the pub crawl and we the whole night was alot of fun. We met alot of new people because everyone was international and Jerker had a good time so it was worth it.

The next day was the day of the departure for Oliver and Jerker. We met up in the city centre for one last lunch at my favourite resturant and I just had a coffee because I wasn’t feeling my best hehe. But after the lunch we went for a walk through the centre and took photos with Olivers analog camera. I really need to get myself one of those. You only have a limited photos with those and you really need to choose at which moment to take a photo, with digital you can take unlimited photos until you get the right one and with the analog one you really have to think. This would really improve my camera eye and I would become a better photagrapher so the next thing im going to buy is a analog camera.
After the walk we went to the busstation where Oliver and Jerker were going to take their shuttle to the airport. It was really sad seeing them leave because i had so much fun with them when they were here and when they left I started to really miss home and my friends. The following week I started working with my movie for Kokos and that was really though and emotional. In Črnuče I was mostly in the garden and that was so nice and relaxing and I really needed to relax and  I really needed to rest. The week with my friends here has so far been the most exhausting and fun adventure here.  My calf started hurting everytime I walked, I don’t think I’ve walked this much or beeing this active for a long time and that caused my calf to hurt. Also I went to see Avengers Infinity war with my flatmate Marta and it was incredible. My flatmates have wanted me to include them in my blog. They have been basically begging me to include them so soon in the future I will make a seperate post about them. That will be fun hehehe.
See you soon and have a good time.

//Anton

FInnish people in Slovenia

Hello everyone! I’m sorry I haven’t updated it in a few weeks, I bought a diary and I started to write in that one so I kinda forgot to write her.
I met up with Emil, Peter, Marko and Dora from Portugal for ice cream.
Later we went to a café for a coffe and we talked a little about the exchange
I am going to be in and we had a really good time. After the coffee I took Emil to a see a exhibition. The exhibition was north of where we had coffee so it was very easy to find the place, and it was in Tivoli Grad and it was also the opening day so it was perfect. It was David Lynch who had the exhibition there an he is one of my favourite directors so I was really excited to see his work. It was a bunch of paintings he made with the coal and he painted them by hand and it was really cool. You could really see some stuff from the new season of Twin Peaks which I loved! At the end of the exhibition he had a few short films he made from the 60s until 2015 I think. They were really freaky and wierd just as I like it. There was also a chalkwall that you could write with different kinds of crayons and me and Emil kept writing a bunch of Twin Peaks quotes. I had a really good time there with Emil. After the exhibition went to meet with Peter, Marko and Dora for pizza, and the place we went to is called Trta and it’s the best pizza place in town. I went to Focolus where people say it’s the best but no it’s trash! Trta is the shit! It’s the best pizza ever!! After the delicious pizza we went to a bar and drank some beer and had a really good time and we met a kangaroo and took some pictures with it.

Saturday was the day Oliver and Jerker came to visit me! I was waiting all day for them and they arrived around 7 here. But before that I went out with a guy from my house where I live and we went to Tivoli park and chilled really hard. After that I went to meet with Oliver, Peter and Emil and we went to the brewery for some burgers and beers! It was so nice seeing them after 4 months. After that we went with Jerker and Olivers stuff to Črnuče and then we went to Metelkova because it’s Emils favourite place in Ljubljana and we had a lot of fun there and we also met up with Peter and Tessa who we met 4 years ago on a exchange here in Ljubljana. We couldn’t stay there so long because next morning we were going to go to Croatia for a little roadtrip.

I over slept and I woke up where we were supposed to meet because Oliver called me and asked where I was so it ended with them had to come and pick me up. We drove first to Postojna and then down towards Rijeka in Croatia and we stopped by a gas station and had some coffee. When we got to the border we first stopped at the Slovenian side to give the passports and then we drove to the Croatian side and Jerker forgot to stop and the guy at the booth checking passports got really mad at Jerker and kept saying “I will punish you” , “You need to think when you drive” and “Stupid European” and it was really funny and we kept on waiting the whole trip for what he meant by “I will punish you”. We drove down to Rijeka because I found out that there was an Abandoned missile launce station there and I can’t tell how we got there here because I think people are not alowed to go inside there because it was quite dangerous but the place was so cool and totally worth it! After that we drove down to Zadar which took around 3h to drive and we took the coast road and that was the best decision we did during the trip because google maps said to go another way but we wanted to see the coast and it was absolutly incredible! When we got to Zadar it was around 21 and we had a little problem finding a parkling place because we had rented an Airbnb apartment over the night. After we found a place we went up with our bags and then we went directly out to go see the old town and it was raining a little but it was fine. We went to go see the organ by the sea and it was soo cool. And we walked a little around the old town and then we walked back to the apartment.

Next day we went driving to Plitvice which is a national park full with waterfalls and I have never seen anything like this before, it was waterfalls everywhere you looked It was the most incredible place I’ve ever seen. We spent around 6h there and it was quite wierd because we never showed our ticket so basically you could just go in there and it was so wierd. After the park we drove to Karlovac and when we started driving there it started raining really hard and hailing so we could basically se nothing! It was crazy how much it rained and when we arrived we searched for a hostel there and we found a perfect one in the center and it was very cheap. It was thundering so you could see the lightning very good from our room where we slept. I would really like to work at a hostel some time in the future. We went out to eat some food and I had some calamari and I haven’t had it since I was on exchange in Slovenia 4 years ago. Perfect ending to a perfect day.

We left quite early in the morning because Emil was leaving today so we drove to Ljubljana because we was also meeting with a volunteer from Portugal that was volunteering in Nykarleby last year. So we went for lunch at my favourite resturant here in Ljubljana called Druga Violina, They have really good and cheap food and everyday there is a different menu and they also have people with downsyndrome that’s helping the resturant which is really cool of them. After lunch we went to Vigo (Best ice cream shop in Slovenia) to buy ice cream and then we had to say good bye to Emil but I will see him soon in June when he is coming here for the exchange. I went home and after a few hours Oliver and Jerker came to my place to visit and see how I have it here. They met my flat mates and we had a good time. Next day we went to BTC the shopping “city” it’s almost as big as Nykarleby. We spend alot of time there to just chill and buy stuff. Oliver found some shoes and Jerker found himself a cap. Later we all went home to shower and stuff and then we met again at Trta to east some delicious pizza, and we were quite close to the castle so after we went up there and we saw a fox and alot of bats. Next day we woke up early because we were going to go to Smarna gora the hill where I went with Peter the week before. We had a lot of fun going up and we had a beer at the top but then Peter called and asked if I could come earlier to work because he needed me there to do some garden work which I love doing there, so we had to go earlier back. When I came there I started directly almost with garden work and I stopped when dinner was ready and after dinner went out for a stroll in the city and went for a beer and then home because next morning we were going to Bohinj.
See you and have a good time!
//Anton