The study exchange in Portoroz, Slovenia has started hotly. The place is great and beautiful, next to the sea.
If you are a fan of the summer you would definitely enjoy this place. When I left Finland it was approximately 10C, I am living summer all over again.
So far we haven’t had so many lectures, however the first week started straight away with a guest lecturer from the US. It has been inspiring and motivated to be surrounded by people who are motivated to study and by professionals who know what they are doing and are passionate about their fields and sharing their wisdom with us.
The language is very different compared to Finnish, however I did have a small laughter when I heard that juha, which in Finland is a very common name for a man, means soup in Slovenian. Now you will be able to order some soup in Slovenia.
The climate and surrounded ares are very different compared to my hometown. In the mornings when the sun is out and I am on my way to university I always have company by these little fellows, lizards.
This was probably the biggest shock I have had so far. If you are lucky you can meet these fellows on your way as well or pump into a rooster!