So! After a months as my EVS adventure has finished, I am writing this post. Well… did not want to accept the feeling that it is over. But now it is the time.
I started to pack few weeks before the move-out day. First we had to move out from our flat as it was rented only till 1st of August. And the second thing why I started to pack so early, was I had too many things to pack in. Of course we could leave earlier and go back to our homes, but some of us wanted to stay a bit longer in Budapest 😀 The moving out time was fun – cleaning up the flat and carrying all suitcases, backpacks, bags and even a plant, using metro, trams and walking 10 min under 35 degrees. At least I was not alone and it was fun 😀
During the last week we had farewell parties, dinners and “must do before I leave“. One of the must haves was meeting sunrise from Fisherman’s bastion. So we did it. An incredible feeling of waiting the sun to cover the city with its rays. Beautiful feeling of solitude even if you are not really by yourself.
Another day we had to close our bank accounts together with Katarina. And if someone would tell me few months earlier that I will make it by myself and in Hungarian, I would never believe this person. But I did. I even could tell to the worker why I am closing by account and what I was doing in Budapest. Hu-haa~~
One of the greatest farewell party was for my dearest Katarina. On our last night together in Budapest as EVS volunteers, we decided that we have to visit all clubs we tried during this year. So, at first we sat down at Deak, then we went to Doboz where I spent my November and December weekends, then we went to Vicky Barcelona, as to skip this place would be the same as a sin. So we danced under latino music after which we sang at Karaoke bar (never been there before, tho); passed through Ankert cause Kata hasn’t been there during the night time, and then went to “the best club in the town” which turned to be “the worst” as there were around 20 people. That was Hello Baby. Been there for 5 min and went to Instant-Fogas, as long lines were gone and we could get there without any ques. There we met few guys with whom we ended up talking at Deak at 5 in the morning. Funny time, tho. With Kata we came back home at 8am, and the same morning she was going back home to Italy. When we came home I told her to put rest of her stuff together, eat breakfast, take a shower while I was having a nap for one hour. When I heard my alarm I woke up with a horror in my mind that my friend is sleeping. I woke her up saying “we have 10 min to get ready”. So we started to run around the apartment and pack. We run to the metro without saying anything to each other, only on the second metro we could speak and exchange emotions and worries about what to do if she is late. Thanks God we manage to come 7 min before the bus had to leave. While saying goodbye my friend started to cry. At that moment I didn’t cry but now, while I am writing this post.. it is super sad and tears are in my eyes. Te Ljubim.
After my Katarina left Budapest bus station I went home, slept and started to pack and made sandwiches for my 33h trip to home. When I was ready I went for a date with a guy I met day before. A very nice guy, tho, hehe. After the dinner I met with my friend to celebrate kind of my last night in Budapest as an EVS person.
At 4 am I was in the bus station waiting the bus that actually was late and instead of coming at 4am, it came at 8am. I was lucky as while I was waiting it was not raining and there was another guy who could keep an eye on my stuff while I had to go to WC or buy something. On the bus I also was lucky and even I had person next to me, she was leaving to another seat very often so I could sleep. I even can say that most of the time I slept. In Riga I had a change to go to Estonia, and it also took 3h to wait the right bus’ company. This time I sat with a guy but the seats were more comfortable so all was great.
After long 40 hours waiting and traveling by bus I was finally home. In Estonia.