The lessons I've learned thanks to coronavirus

When writing my previous post let alone when starting my international journey last November, I had no clue I would suddenly find myself back in Finland, but here I am - laying in my bed in Oulu, Finland. When taking on the journey, I knew to expect surprises and struggles but I did not see [...]

Bem-vindo ao Brasil!

It's 23 o'clock on Sunday evening and I'm laying on my bed in my room in the city of Aracaju in Brazil. The ventilator is giving me a small breeze to ease up the 32 Celsius heat. A few moments ago I finished today's training at the gym that is found on the other side [...]

Leaving Costa Rica dancing Letkajenkka

Long time, no see! February has been full of happenings and I’ve had a radio silence for a while. By now, I have finished my AIESEC volunteering in Costa Rica and made my way to Aracaju, Brazil where I’m about to start my third and for now last volunteering experience. I was also lucky enough [...]

How is my daily life being a volunteer in Costa Rica?

Time has been flying and a month has already passed since I arrived in Costa Rica. At the same time, it feels weird that I have only two weeks left before I hit Brazil for the next volunteering experience, but then again, I feel like it's been quite a while since I took my first [...]

The dark side of volunteering abroad

Today is one of the days when I really miss home. The beginning of the week has been rough, and things haven’t really been going the best way possible. During this and last week I have experienced many situations that have been conflicting with my personal values and right now I feel rather miserable. It [...]

How to make coffee like a true Costa Rican?

After some family time over the Christmas I have now made my way to the other side of the world to the lovely city of Cartago in Costa Rica. I arrived here on Friday and today was supposed to mark my first day of volunteering here. However, as I have learned during my other travels [...]