And here I am after 20 hours on the road I had finally arrived in Plovdiv. Unlike my "amigos" in Barcelona I am all alone here and have no friends, so my first day or two I spent watching their cool Barcelona stories on Instagram and envying them. However by the end of the week I had already experienced so much that I do not regret at all that I chose this city to do my internship. Playing chess with random elders, exploring the city, giving my all in the "Street food and art festival" and last but not least meeting random people and spending with them the whole night. That was an interesting experience as we were listening to music, drinking and dancing. After the "party" we went straight to a bakery to eat breakfast at 5 am and right after that playing football till 7.
Besides having fun, there is also the working part. I spend most of my day in the administration of Europan AD as the right hand of my father who is the manager there. My collegues are mainly Greeks and Bulgarians and they are pretty chill and always when I ask them something they answer with a smile on their face.
To sum it up for the first week, Plovdiv is UNDERRATED. Many people have a missconception of the Balkans as being a very chaotic region and it is but in a beautiful way. Plovdiv is not only a city with a lot of history (literally being the oldest city in Europe) but is also the perfect city for young people. The food is great. The street artists are talented. The nature is well preserved. The architecture is a beatiful mixture of modern, archaic, communist and Ottoman. The people are very diverse as Plovdiv is the home of native Bulgarians, Turks, Roma, Armenians, Greeks etc.