(Out of) LT

Three best friends and their summer adventures. Two – lost somewhere in the world and the third one, waiting for them to come back.


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Edva. Like day and night

18 days passed since I’m in Korea and around 16 days since I’m in the project site…

Somewhere in the valley

The place I’m stay is really somewhere out of this world. There is only one bus four times a day and if we want to reach a one of the major cities have to take 2 more buses there. The street, if we can call it like that, has only one traffic line and lights during the nighttime every 200 matters. Nothing more to add cause there is nothing more and this is really makes my sad about this place or more like to drives crazy. After two weeks here I started to feel like in video game Stronghold. Only old farmers and flies are living all around despite the fact that kids are coming here every day to study except weekends.

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The point of this would be that after traveling 9000 kilometers all the way from Europe I haven’t expected such a rural place to live. The fact is this place is only one like that among all other project sites all over Korea since they’re in bigger towns like Samcheok or Yongwol which has easy connection between other cities and even train stations.

In other hand, I pick this project by myself. Was I lucky enough or not time will show but at the moment I can say that experience is experience. I’ll definitely learn something from this and gain new skills.

Other think I’d like to tell about would be people in the center and our host. Nothing bad I can say at the moment. Two weeks are not a big period of time but everybody looks so kind and helpful. I haven’t been living in Korean family but I can say that host and his family are treating us like their own kids no matters that we are just volunteers. They’re also always giving some questions about countries we came from and of course France is more well know than Lithuania but they seems quiet interested in my place too. The other thing about host that he’s really tries to make our life as comfortable as it’s possible. He even bought us bicycles to go around and reach the smallest town of our region in which I can try at least some local snacks. Other people in the center also tries to keep connection no matter they can’t speak english but they’re still smiling and that’s enough for me.

So the point would be that job here is  not hard despite some farm work we have to do and people around are good too but the place which is out of reach from any where makes me sad and disappointed. Two out of seven days a week outside the place won’t make me happy since I came here to see my lovely friends, try some food I have seen only on internet, increase my Korean and feel more confident with it and of course see all that amazing historical and world heritage places. Of course don’t forget spots where Koreans are hanging out during the long night in the major cities like Seoul or Busan.

Just because something doesn’t happening for you right now doesn’t mean that it will never happen…

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Edva. This is me

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For every story there is a beginning and here it is time to start mine. (Actually I have never been thinking about writing a blog or  something to describe my life)

My name is Edvardas but friends call me Edva. I’m a Lithuanian and I’m living in Europe but my mind is far away in East Asia. Last year I started to study East Asian Languages and Cultures in the second biggest city in Lithuania. The main language I’m studying is Korean (For those who don’t know Lithuania is probably the hardest to find country in the world) During the first months in university I met so many new friends who are not only from Lithuania but also from South Korea.

Why East Asia (Korea)? I often ask myself this but I it’s not easy to find the answer. First of all I’m fascinated by the culture, history and  technological achievements of East Asian region. It’s a place in which I always wanted to visit (Of course I’m saying that not only because of the popular culture which have spread all over the world) Actually the biggest boost was my new friends in university. I’m so thankful for that! Love you guys!

This summer I’m going to South Korea with a volunteering project! Hope to experience lots of new things there!