Friendships around Europe

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What's the best way to start into a new year? For me personally, it's by having fun, meeting friends and travelling. It is even better to combine these things - that's why I started the year 2017 in exactly that way - having fun with my friends in a different country!

Anna (from Latvia) and me decided to meet up in Budapest, as she was on her way back to Zagreb/Croatia from her Christmas holidays and family visit in Latvia. Anna is doing is doing an EVS (European Voluntary Service) in Croatia currently, with the organization Syncro-Synergy Croatia (NGO's Facebook Page). Before Budapest, we met in Rijeka/Croatia on an Erasmus+ project. 

You might know the song "Can’t Feel My Face" from The Weeknd. This is how we felt walking through the city all the time. It was a new temperature low record in Budapest - something like -10 °C to -21 °C. Nevertheless, this freezing temperatures didn't change our positive mood!


Anna and me had a great time in Budapest. We did one Free Walking Tour, visited some hipster shops and famous ruin clubs and just explored the city by ourselves. The weather - besides the temperature - was perfectly sunny and we visited many beautiful places, as you can see on the pictures.

   

Thanks to social media, it was very easy to contact other people who were in Budapest on that weekend too. And look whom I found - András and Bálint. Two friends from an Erasmus+ project in Estonia last year. It was great to have some local guys with us as they know all the good and secret (at least for tourists) places. We had a really good time together. Thank you guys for this great evening!



This are just some good reason to be part of the big Erasmus+ community : ) Such projects and shared experiences connect people from all over Europe and that is really important to me. I think it is the foundation for a great future of multiculturality. Don't be scared of things you don't know yet, but be open-minded instead and enjoy all the new possibilities and experiences by meeting other people, visiting different countries and get to know new cultures.

I hope to see you all again soon and I wish you all the best!

Yours,
Manuel G.

wEUnite is a youth organization found in 2014. Our main aim is to organize and take part in as many youth projects and exchanges as possible to give young people the opportunity to learn for life, see the world and create social contacts and friendships throughout Europe.

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