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My Summer At Home After 5 Years of Traveling. Here’s what I learnt…

My Summer At Home After 5 Years of Traveling. Here’s what I learnt…

There was a woman living in a beautiful home in the countryside. The house had a porch, big sunny windows, and the front door had an opening to a garden full of flowers.

One day, the woman was found outside her yard by her Gardner. She was intently searching the ground near a lamppost, so he asked her about the goal of her quest.

I’m looking for the keys of my house“, she replied worried and anxious.

The Gardner helped her to look for the keys for a few minutes, but without success. Then he asked her whether she is certain that she dropped the keys near the lamppost.

No“, she replied. I lost the keys somewhere inside the house.

My lady, you lost the keys inside the house? asked the Gardner surprised and irritated. “Why do look for them out here?”

The house is too dark, the electricity just went off and I can’t see very well. I came out to the lamppost because the light is much better here.”

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14 Stops Not to Miss in Your California West Coast Trip

14 Stops Not to Miss in Your California West Coast Trip

1st of October is almost here you probably can’t wait to hit the road in your final Work & Travel trip. Would it be best to pay an agency to take you to these places or should you plan it together with some friends? Can you spend less than $1,000? How many days do you need to stay in order to see everything? Do you really need to take all your luggage with you?

If you are planning to see California Coast in your final Work & Travel trip, you can take some inspiration from my planning from 2 years ago. I organized this trip together with 6 other friends and perhaps you can do the same.

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7 Tips for Your Next Beach Trip to Algarve – Portugal

7 Tips for Your Next Beach Trip to Algarve – Portugal

Summer is here and Portugal is calling!

If you still don’t know where to go this summer, but you know you want sandy beaches, blue waters, extraordinary cliffy landscapes, lots of sea food and an affordable destination, Algarve might be for you.

Algarve is the Southernmost region of Portugal and is the most popular tourist destination in the country and perhaps in the whole Europe. In this article, I want to share my experience there and 7 tips that you might take into consideration before planning your trip.

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Lavander Farm – A Place to Travel with Your Mind and Kill The Routine

Lavander Farm – A Place to Travel with Your Mind and Kill The Routine

Imagine you're 80 and you look back in your life and all you can see is the routine of your office and house. Do you like what you see? Was it worth it?

I may not know your answer, but I know one thing:

The problem with routine is that it compresses life.

Routine is the enemy of time. It makes time fly by so fast, that you'll wake up in your 80's and feel like a marionette. Controlled by time.

When your brain establishes a routine, it stops thinking and it stops being awake. It goes through life on auto-pilot.

And here comes "The Traveling".

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Dutch vs. Romanian Tulips

Dutch vs. Romanian Tulips

Dutch vs. Romanian Tulips

If there is something amazing this time of the year, that's the amazing party the flowers have.

Their smell and colors remind me of the beauty in this world and make me open my senses again and again. I love spring!

A few years ago, I was visiting Keukenhof in The Netherlands, the most beautiful spring garden in the world. That garden has more than 7 million bulbs and more than 500 varieties of tulips. Oh, Dutch people...How I admire you for your taste in landscape architecture! It was an experience that I wanted to have again, so the closest spot in Cluj is the Botanical Garden.

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9 Questions in your J1 Visa Interview and How to Answer Them

9 Questions in your J1 Visa Interview and How to Answer Them

Are you ready to go to the USA with Work & Travel? You might say “Yes”, but there is still one BIG step to achieve. During March, April and May you’ll need to go to the final jury, and they will tell you if you are ready or not: the USA Embassy.

If you are anxious about this future step…and you:

  • want to know the 7 questions that you can get during the J1 visa interview
  • my personal experiences during the interviews (I went 3 times)
  • the biggest risk that I made which could cost me my Visa

this article might be for you. :-)

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4 Reasons Why You’ll Always get a Job if you Traveled

4 Reasons Why You’ll Always get a Job if you Traveled

“What if you come back home and nobody will hire you (and marry you -and love you- and be friends with you again)”?

 

I get this question from many students who want to travel with Erasmus and Work & Travel, but are afraid that when they are coming back, they can’t catch up with home again.

There are usually 2 answers that I give to this question.

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Călata Horseback Riding, Răchițele Waterfall & Beliș Lake

Călata Horseback Riding, Răchițele Waterfall & Beliș Lake

The beauty of Cluj-Napoca is that its location is very close (2h away) to the Apuseni Mountains. Continuing the series about what you can do 1 day outside Cluj-Napoca, here is another beautiful idea. (again, you need a car for the trip)

Keep reading if you’ve always wanted to:

  • go horseback riding in nature even if you’ve never ridden a horse before
  • see one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Romania
  • take a boat in the sunset light on a lake surrounded by mountains

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Rimetea – the Transylvanian Village with White Houses

Rimetea – the Transylvanian Village with White Houses

“He drove his girlfriend from Bistrita, just to take her out on a date at the cinema in Cluj.” That’s when I realized once again, Cluj is awesome and I should not take it for granted.

When I ask my friends “Why did you choose it?”, I see a big smile on their faces and how they can’t make up their mind about their reasons.

But me. I am from Cluj. All its cafes, bars, parks and cinemas are not enough for me. When the Sun is up…You simply can’t stay in the city. There are so many other beautiful things to discover around. Today, I’m going to introduce you to…

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FSEGA’s reaction on Word Traveler Dissertation Thesis

FSEGA’s reaction on Word Traveler Dissertation Thesis

Dear FSEGA,

The day we say goodbye has come. I don’t know if I am happy or not, but I am for sure, grateful that we were together 5 years.

Thank you for the most amazing time of my life. Thank you for funding me 5,000 euros to study in Portugal and The Netherlands, thank you for sending me to the USA 3 times. Thank you for making my holidays more beautiful with the summer schools. Thank you for all the moments I spent with my colleagues in the dorms. Thank you for transforming 3 colleagues into 3 friends for life. Thank you for giving me access to free education and to some amazing teachers.

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