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Part of the journey is the end.

 

It's over. Four weeks of work and leisure in Spain are actually over. And it feels like I've just been here for a couple of days.

 

It's been a real pleasure spending the last four weeks in Spain and working for this great company and I couldn't be more grateful for this experience. I've got to meet new people, get a better sight of the life and culture here and finally define my dream job and seriously – if I don't end up in a company where the people are as relaxed as they are in Agricultura y Ensayo there's no version of it being a good job and getting things done as well as they do here.

 

That's it. That's the deal. No other job needed. Look, I don't care about the money (which I didn't get here anyways). I don't even care about how big the company is or what they do. As long as they don't destroy lives and the atmosphere is relaxed I'll be fine.

 

Thanks to Julia's help (yes – it was very helpful and just what I needed) I finally got to open up a little more and also meet new people. Thanks for that.

 

I'm also grateful about the host family I've got to live with. They are some of the nicest people and always ready to help me out with anything. We might not have talked that much, but I sure did enjoy the soccer nights and family dinner we had – especially in the second half of my trip.

 

There's still a lot of things I would've loved to see and do but I think I'll keep this on my To-Do list for next time – yes, I'm pretty sure I'll come back to Spain in the future. Doesn't necessarily have to be Seville again (not a 3rd time – not so soon) but Spain for sure.

 

Would I recommend it?

 

Sure! Everyone who loves traveling should try this once. You get a great insight of the culture, you can improve your language skills or learn a new language and gain working experience. What I'd also recommend is to be open. Meet new people because that's how your experience is going to be even better. You should sure also visit other cities, there's plenty of time for it on your weekends. But please make always sure to have some water with you if you go to Spain – the summers here are hot!

 

Since I was talking about a happy ending – I really enjoyed my stay here a lot and now I honestly wish I'd stay longer because I just love how relaxed the people here are. All of it kept me away from my day to day stress I'd have to go through back home and I'm honestly happy to be able to let go of it all for a while – to change my daily routine and stuff.

 

Now I just hope that my way home will go alright since I've got to leave Seville a day earlier because the train connection on a Saturday makes it quite hard for me to get to the Airport of Jerez from Seville on time … wondering how I'll manage this one. Wish me luck!!!

 

-Selma

 

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    Graham Crewe (Saturday, 03 August 2019 17:48)

    A wonderful blog post with a lot of great advice and reflection. Many thanks Selma. This experience seems to have been really good for you.

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