Every single place I lived in, be it in Lithuania or anywhere else, has always taught me a hing or two.
Whilst in the Netherlands I discovered that bicycle is one of the best means of transportation and how ‘there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes’, a realisation as simple as this, has opened my eyes to be able to enjoy various activities even though the weather is not the best.
During my time in Italy, I seem to have picked up some habits from that beautiful place which you can read all about here.
I also learnt a lot while in Italy. At first, I learnt a new language and culture which became as close to my heart as Lithuanian. I learnt a lot about myself, and that my perseverance allows to overcome any difficulties in my path. Also, I learnt that there is no such thing as an ‘Italian cuisine’ Italy is big and diverse, and cuisine may vary drastically from one region to another.
It seems that wherever I`ve been, I learnt something and while living in Malta, the island life made me realise and learn a few things…
Living in Malta taught me how to appreciate more my beautiful, green homeland. Malta has taught me that floodings are possible even when living in a country with 300+ days of sunshine. It also has taught me about Kinnie-the distant cousin of Chinotto…
I`ve also realised that there is no such thing as Mediterranean cuisine and also learnt many times that you cannot rely on public transport – it`s always best to rely on your feet. Besides, living here has taught me that the majority of shopkeepers will try to screw you over just because you don’t look like a local.
I`ve also picked up a few I cannot imagine my life without kunserva now or the Gozitan ftira. I`ve also understood that red light for cars can often appear green and that green for pedestrians barely exists.
But probably the one thing I really realised is that it doesn`t matter if I live here or there..As long as I am surrounded by close people and honest, long-lasting relationships.
I wonder, what life abroad, or life in general has taught you recently?.. Feel free to share!:)