Estepona is a city with approximately 70.000 inhabitants. The city is known for, among other things, the mural paintings that you can see throughout the entire city. I have seen a couple of them and it is quite impressive to see.
Whenever you are homesick (and those moments will be there), it is important to think about the reason why you wanted to go abroad in the first place.
I feel at home at my internship, but also in Málaga. The city is lovely, it has beautiful beaches, delicious food and friendly people. The Spanish people get enthusiastic when a foreigner starts speaking Spanish.
Through JongLeren.es I managed the get some lessons through Skype from a Venezuelan teacher and they also connected me to a local charity organization. Now I was able to use everything I learned in practice at the Charity Shop in San Pedro, close to my house!
You learn how to deal with people with special needs, it’s perfect to improve your language skills and you are able to see the problems in an organization which you aren’t able to see in any other work placement.
But now the most important thing; the internship. I still remember the first time I stepped into the salon. The first thing I thought was: ‘Wow, this is big’, ‘it has his own style’ and ‘I am so happy that I get to do my internship here’.
We have booked several restaurants and excursions for our guests, called cabs or rented cars for them. We were also in touch with the local police, doctors and the Guardia Civil.
The thing I loved most was when clients gave positive feedback and left the store with a smile. Sometimes they were so happy that they gave me a bottle of wine. This really gave me a boost.
Their slogan is “The most important thing is your attitude“. They live up to this by having a great attitude even during difficult times. The team consists of people from Spain, The Netherlands, Italy and Argentina.
Once she arrived at the airport we booked something else. The new plan was to take the TGV (train) from Brussels to Paris and take a plane from Paris to Málaga.