quarta-feira, 30 de dezembro de 2009

Alien again

Wow... this 2 weeks in Portugal passed so fast :S
I didnt manage to see half the ppl i wanted and with the one's i have been i had always to go here and there because it seems that some things never change... but at the same time lots of things changed... People i was expecting to be very happy to see me again acted almost like they didnt care and some people that i wasnt expecting actually missed me... its sad seeing that my group of friends is splitting :( at least there is a core that stick together.
Anyway... Now I'm an Alien again... On the flight back i met a portuguese guy that is also Erasmus in Romania, in Iasi, and i found out that there are about 20 portuguese students there.
We arrived in Bucaresti at 7 am and since that portuguese guy only had a train at 12 i decided to stay with him because apparently there was a train to Galati at 12:30. Great thing! when we went to buy the tickets i found that i only had one at 2 pm... anyway, on the train i met this lady, over 35 i guess, that started to chat with me... in Romanian... it was kind of funny, at the beggining i understood what she was saying but after a while it started to be very hard, i was so tired, not to mention the fact that i suck at romanian lol... at a certain point i thinked about telling her that i wasnt romanian but i guess she figured it that out because she corrected me at a certain point.
Oh well... Now i'm back in Galati. I had a nice welcome back... I have to admit that i missed this :)
Soon i'll post pictures from my holidays in Portugal.

Over and out

terça-feira, 15 de dezembro de 2009

I'm finally in Portugal! Not at home yet though :P
I had the most crazy trip ever!
We left on Saturday at 4:30 from Galati to go to Constanta with a huge hangover lol.
After 4 hours in a bus we arrived there and guess what... it was snowing!
There I called to a guy from Couchsurfing but he thought that we would only arrive onthe next day so we was already busy with something but he called a friend to show us around.
Nice guy... he showed us everything in Constanta, we went to the beach while snowing! That will stay in my mind forever! after we had something to eat we went to a mall to play billiard and there we met another couple from CS. afterwards we went for a beer to a bar and my first contact from CS met us there.
At 3:30 since they didnt had couch available we started walking to the train station so we could wait until the morning somewhere warm. At 6 am we took a bus that was supposed to take us to the place where we would get the bus to the airport but when we got there we discovered that it wasnt there so we were on the streets freezing trying to find out where the hell we should take the bus... no one either could tell us where it was or they just didnt want to tell us... anyway after 2 hours trying to find out we finally managed to get to the bus. We arrived to the airport around 8 so we had to wait a while to board.
We had an amazing trip to italy... we were so sleepy, so tired but somehow we were always joking in the plane maybe just to stay awake. We met two girls there that had just met in the airport and we had a nice chat with them.
In Italy another world! no snow, warm! Fucking nice! heheheheh pity we only could stay there for one hour because we had to take the plane to Germany.
In the flight to Germany we just blacked out lol we were already up for several hours!!! I only woke up to see the Swiss Alpes and that was it lol
When we arrived there we were supposed to go meet a girl in Frankfurt but when we saw a very cheap hotel near the airport we decided to go to the hotel instead so we could have a nice warm bath and nice bead to sleep.
In the next day we took the flight to Portugal.
And now here I am :) When I arrived i went to meet a friend of mine that does Graffiti and i stayed with him, a friend of his and an Hungarian guy all the afternoon in a town near to Porto and at night i finally came to my friends house to dj for a while and after to have some dinner...
I'm not at my hometown yet but already feels good to be here :) my own country!
In two weeks i will get back to Galati to be an alien again!

This alien it wont be for a while :)

Over and out

terça-feira, 1 de dezembro de 2009

Mastacani Traditional Food Presentation

A few weeks ago I went to a little village to make a presentation about Portuguese traditional food. It was a very nice experience, even if most of the children dont pay atention at all to the presentation at all its all worth it when in the end they come to you and want to know everything about where i come from, what do i do, if i'm married and have children lol. I was told by Cynthia that they're not used to have people about my age with a certain level of studies and so its good for them if we go there once in a while. They enjoy it and i enjoy it as well :) it makes me feel usefull and alive :)
I can't of course forget about Roxana and Andrei who helped me with the preparation of the presentation and with the cooking of 99 cups of puddin rice. Without them i couldnt make it so THANK YOU!

OVer and out

segunda-feira, 30 de novembro de 2009


Foi preciso sair do meu país para finalmente perceber que as pessoas nem sempre são o que parecem... Pela frente é tudo sorrisos mas na realidade não passa de hipocrisia... É escusado tentar forçar a entrada num grupo... entra-se e pronto... Já aprendi muito mas agora que paro para pensar ainda tenho tanto para aprender.
Quando se cria demasiadas expectativas a queda pode ser fatal! Neste momento existem tantas questões na minha cabeça... por muito que tente não consigo perceber tanta coisa. A linha que separa a sanidade da loucura é tão fina e a minha ás vezes parece estar quase quebrada... Como alguém um dia me disse, tenho de procurar ter mundo mas, já não sei mais onde procurar... Só tenho vontade de chorar, gritar, mandar foder tudo!!!! Mas o que é que eu fiz para sofrer assim tanto!? Se calhar nada, se calhar é só um má fase, talvez as saudades finalmente a emergirem.
Sinto que encontrei a minha alma gémea aqui, apesar de tudo gosto de acreditar nisso, acho que é isso que me faz aguentar isto tudo. Tenho de tentar viver a minha vida com mais calma, sem pressas. Por muito egocentrico que pareça tenho de pensar mais em mim e fazer o mundo girar um pouco a minha volta, porque é bom dar mas também é bom receber.
Carpe diem Marco! Carpe diem!

Hoje choro... mas irei ficar melhor em breve... espero... tenho de ficar! Tenho de me concentrar no que realmente me trouxe para aqui, resolver a minha vida. Quanto ao resto logo se vê. Não preciso de ficar mais louco do que sou.

domingo, 29 de novembro de 2009

Funny how life teach us lessons... Usually, at least in my case, most of those lessons are stuff that with my age i already should know but... i dunno... i think its how us humans work, we should learn with our mistakes but we never do. But its like the old saying, what doenst kill you makes you stronger! And afterall life isnt only about sad things... If I think really hard I'm having the time of my life here in Galati! Such crazy 2 months and i'm still alive so i guess i'm getting stronger :) I stopped being a quitter(well not totally true... i deciced to quit on smokes :P) I finally have some interest in school, i learned how to make friends, and i know this sounds weird but i always had trouble making friends, i was all my life too damn shy, of course i have friends but most of them came to me and know i try to reach people and talk to them, i become an "alien" when i came to Galati like the title of this wall of sorrow stands for but the true is that i was an alien before and i had a real hard time to communicate with the human kind. I started to participate in some projects, I even organized a birthday party lol! So I think its time to stand up and reach for my goals! To be happy and change my life!
Fuck everybody who doesnt care! Fuck everybody who pretends to care! And thank you to all the people who have been supportive when I needed the most! I promise i will be there for you when you need to!

Well There's a natural mysticblowing through the air

Over and out

sexta-feira, 27 de novembro de 2009


All my life in this moment is resumed to this



I know i shouldnt say this but its how i feel... sometimes its like i dont have the right to be happy... when something gets to good i just dont have the right to have it...

For the first time in 2 months i really miss home... i miss my friends... i miss my parents...

I hope my little holidays in Portugal fix me... it has to fix otherwise i will collapse...

Over and out

terça-feira, 24 de novembro de 2009

3 weeks

3 weeks and i will be on my hometown :) I'm really looking forward to it! its always good to return home... i think it will make me feel good :) and then back to Galati to continue with my life...
Nothing to say at the moment

Over and out

sábado, 21 de novembro de 2009

2 months

2 fucking months in romania! still alive!
2 months and still trying to figure out myself! sometimes i think i really got there... well i did... i learned so much! and looking the all picture i've changed so much! I dont tear apart like i used to and that's a start :) the "bubble is breaking" i'm not sure if its written this way but i dont care! lol
I've met so many interesting and nice people... some of them i think it will stay forever... i never thought i would have so many friends around here because usually i find it hard to make so many friends in so less time (again maybe its miswritten but i dont give a shit!!!! hehehehehe)
So... LAst week i participated in a project with a school in Mastacani and as soon as i can i will make a post about it with pics and next week i'll participate in GLobal Village! I've been keeping myself very busy so i can feel like i'm usefull.

Well that's it for now!

Galati will stay in my mind forever! Its almost my third hometown after Baião, my original one, and Bragança where i've been living for 6 years.

Over and out
ALien got a sleep :P

domingo, 15 de novembro de 2009

work, work, work

So... now i'm working on a presentation on traditional food from Portugal.
I was invited by Cynthia from Peace Corps to go to Mastacani because there will be a week in a school with presentatons about food, what's healthy, what kids eat on school, vitamins and some info about food around the world.
I have to say this is a challenge to me because i never did anything like it.
I also have to bring some traditional food to serve to around 90 people!!! :S well that is the biggest challenge! But I'm getting some help and i just hope everything works fine :)

Well tomorrow i will give do the presentation and we will see how it goes :)

over and out

terça-feira, 10 de novembro de 2009


It's so hard to act strong... to keep my feelings inside! I just want to go out and shout to the world that i love you! i want to tell you that i love you! but somehow i can't, dunno why... sometimes it feels like ur in the same boat as me but then u float on someone else boat... i just want to grab and take u to a different reality. i hope someday that can be possible, in the meanwhile i wait... because like a famous portuguese poet said "o sonho comanda a vida" (dreams commands life)

sábado, 7 de novembro de 2009

Games day... i'm such a loser :P

So... Today it wasnt a very lucky day for me in games lol
After an all day staying at home not doing anything at all at the end of the afternoon i went with Julian, Roxana, Traian and Samuel(a french guy who is doing a trip around europe on his bike) to Casa de Cultura to play ping pong. Finally i found something that Roxana sucks at!! but that's another story, i will not make fun of her lol anyway i only won one game and it was against her so i got my revenge to all the bad things that she does to me :P
Afterwards we went to Seven, a pub near my apartment where first of all i found out that they have wi-fi, and when i think that back in the days i didnt have internet at home i went to hazard that is more far away and sometimes the internet didnt work :S, oh well...
Anyway, there we learned how to play a cards game called rentz it turns out that today is really not my day for games because i finished on the last position :) i really hate this game lol
I just hope its like a saying that we have in Portugal(maybe its a worldwide saying i dunno) Bad luck in gamble Good luck in love... it better be true otherwise i lost for nothing :P

Over and out

quarta-feira, 4 de novembro de 2009

Open my eyes!

Today i found myself thinking(yes i do think and yes i'm talking to you :P) about how i always complained about my life, about everything works wrong for me but if i look at the all picture i've been a lucky bastard all my life! My parents always gave me everything that they could and sometimes things that they couldnt really afford to give me but somehow they manage it and ok since i was 16 they made me work on summer but now that i think about it, it was a way of giving me some responsability and some freedom because afterall if i get my own money i can buy what i want and at the same time i learn how to manage money... well on thtat second topic i have to admit i wasnt a very good student... and only now that i came to Romania i learned to be responsible with money because shit happens and if i dont have any spare money i will be screwed.
Anyway... i look around and i see people here, younger than me, that have to study and work. They study because they want to get a good job and they work because they really need to! And unlike me, an all life crying baby, they always have a smile on the face and they dont complain!
My staying here in Galati is being a great lesson for life! We can't take things for granted we have to work really hard to earn it!
I always had this feeling about a song like it was trying to say me something, that song is called Open your eyes by Guano Apes and now i get it.
Open your eyes MArco!

domingo, 1 de novembro de 2009

Halloween Party review lol

So... yesterday we had a Halloween party here at home! It was pretty fun :) lots of people, music, candy, chips and lots of alcohol (specially for me :S)
For me at a certain time was a bit complicated because i started to think about my life, about what i want... whatever... yesterday i didnt get any conclusion but today i think i finally got one... I cant really make things happen in a instance, i have to be thankfull for what i have and for what i get and just let life take its own way and if anything at all its meant to be it will happen sooner or later! I have my goals and i'm not going on the right direction! i have to leave my bubble... i will leave it and maybe next year i will be wearing it as a halloween costume :)

Anyway in the end it was a good halloween party

I really have to start writing here interesting stuff... there is so much to meet and since now i already got everything going on its way on the faculty i just hope i receive my erasmus scholarship this week like its supposed to be and find sometime to discover this beautifull country :D

this alien today as to get some rest... halloween its hard :P

P.S: Note for myself: I was supposed to be Harry Potter in the party and i shouldnt perform the "making disappear alcohol" trick so often

sábado, 31 de outubro de 2009

halloween and some other stuff...

Today is Halloween yeay!!!! trick or treat? hehe in a while i have to start preparing everything since i'm having a party in my apartment but right now i just want to relax :)
I guess it will be fun, the party, 3 americans, 7 romanians, 1 spanish and this portuguese alien, lets see hat happens lol

Changing the subject... yesterday i realized that i'm beeing a little selfish, i can't think that i'm the only one who as problems, who as questions, who feels bad... others feel that way too and i should support more like i get support... i will, i want to, its a promise! Afterall life is about giving and getting :)

This alien as to get out of bed now! so c u soon on a next post... maybe tomorrow to tell about the party :)

over and out

segunda-feira, 26 de outubro de 2009

u get to choose the title...

I have so much to say about the last few days but at the same time i just dont know how to say it! i'm having a problem with comunication i guess! :P
There's one thing that i'm sure... i'll stop going to clubs here in Galati... Everytime people ask me to go because "this time u will really enjoy this club" but in the end i hate even more than the last one... its just no my type of club...
There are certain people around here that are ok but most of the times they dont seem to care about what i think... whatever... dont want to talk about it and dont want to think about it...
I'm also having some issues with my feelings... i dont know what i want... and when i think that i know i just get scared... :S and also is so strange... sometimes its like paradise and then suddenly its real life... oh well... i guess its just how life goes and i have just have to deal with it...
Oh Well life is beautifull... :) i just have to take what it gives to me and be thankfull :)

quarta-feira, 21 de outubro de 2009

one month!

So it has been one month! One month since I came to Romania!
Eventhough i had some bad moments (specially on my mind :S) i only have great things to remember.
I met this amazing girl, beautifull as well ;) lol, who become my best friend around here... i can't really imagine my life without her, i dont want to... Its good to have you around Roxana :)
I also changed from the university dorms to an apartment with a spanhish guy called Julian, a great friend since the day we met too.
Can't Forget also Traian and Dana from Couchsurfing(CS), amazing people! good friends!
David from France who i meet on a CS meeting too. And so many other characters that i've been meeting around :)
Oh cant forget about Cynthia, a friend of Roxana, doing volunteer work near Galati, Great person too.
I miss a lot my family and friends back in Portugal but with all this technology around i get to talk to them a lot :)

It feels good to be here! Can't wait until I go to Portugal obviously but I really think that when i get there I will miss Galati...

One month and counting...

segunda-feira, 19 de outubro de 2009

time to change!

Today a new week starts and with it I will start a new way of living. Enough with all the suffering, enough with all the pain! I have to start enjoying life and all the good stuff that comes with it otherwise I will end up crazy!
well thats all lol... i just had to write this :) maybe i will believe it when i read it :P lol

This alien is out ;)

domingo, 18 de outubro de 2009

a real alien

Yesterday for the first time since i'm in Galati i really felt like a Portuguese Alien in Galati... I dont know what the hell is wrong with me... I dont seem to fit anywhere, eventhough everybody try to make me feel like part of the group i always find myself so far away on my mind... where?? i really dunno... i think i'm still trying to find myself and its so hard!! :(
I guess my biggest fear as rised... i promised myself i wouldnt fall in love just like this, specially because i'm afraid of falling in love and dont get feedback and now i think i'm in love and the other person doesnt feel the same...
How i wish live was more easy but its always so hard! I realize sometimes we have to suffer to achieve happiness but why do i have to suffer so many times??
Well... i guess i feel like shit again!
I wish i had courage to say this things face to face but somehow i cant... i cant and thats my biggest problem... i'm afraid of the consequences... too afraid...

quinta-feira, 15 de outubro de 2009

alone inside!

Today is sunny day, a bit cold but its alright... winter is coming so its ok...
But i feel already like in winter inside... In the last days i feel some emptyness, i'm sad... I feel like i'm missing something, i feel like i'm loosing a friendship. Yesterday i had a very bad day. I had to wake up really early to try to find my teacher at the faculty and i didnt... and everytime i go to see the erasmus coordinator he says something different... damn to the burocracy, damn to the people who seem to dont want to do anything at all.
For all that i was really pissed but i think there is something else... In the evening i went with Julian to meet some people at this party that we end up not going... instead we went to Retro to drink a beer. It was ok, they are nice, they try to cheer me up but i was having that feeling when ur surounded by many but u feel alone... I've been in GalATi for almost a month and its the first time that i feel this way. I hope i get better soon and i will!! I have to! This Portuguese alien came here to change afterall!!

terça-feira, 13 de outubro de 2009

the weekend

This weekend i got to meet some more people from couchsurfing wich are living in Galati.
On saturday night me and Julian went to meet Roxana in Tiglina and then we went to hAzard to meet Traian and Dana wich were hosting David, a guy from france that is doing a roadtrip in the southern europe. We stayed there for a while drinking, talking bla bla bla :P then Roxana had to go home so i took her home and then i went to my apartment o meet the others to have dinner. We had a great time there :)
On sunday me and Julian meet Traian, Dana and David to go on the Danube. Traian asked his dad to cross the river on his boat :) it was fun :)
After all that fun i went to meet Roxana so we could go to the Galati couchsurfing meeting. I meet there some nice people the only problem was i didnt eat that much and with the beer and the wine i started to feel dizzy... so i ended up going home early lol
that's me :P

quinta-feira, 8 de outubro de 2009

what i learned so far

Yesterday I found myself thinking about the post Roxana made about me, specially in the last part when she said that I can be living my life in a bubble. I’ve always rely on other people to “survive”, I was never capable of doing anything without a little push from someone, somehow i always was afraid of the consequences. In the other hand i always encouraged people to follow their dreams, to don’t be afraid of the consequences...
This way of living made me become “unplugged” with the real world, it made me rely on other people so much!!! Yes it’s ok to rely on other people sometimes, I’m not “mister knows and can do everything”, but sometimes... most of the times... you have to know how to manage yourself.
I had to come this far from home to realize that! I found myself living on my own, ok my parents support me somehow but its only until i receive my scholarship, but even now i already had to start learning to survive on my own. It’s not like i take a bus and go cry to my mummys lap if anything go wrong. I just have to manage myself. I know that I can rely on Roxana for some stuff but she can’t always be there for me... There are no enough words in the world to say how much i’m thankfull to her! She knows it, and with simplicity i say: Thank you!
And now a more direct and personal message... I’m glad you finally realized that its Great to help other people but that you have to take care of yourself as well, I already told you that!! I like you the way you are, someday i’m going to put your name on the dictionary :P so please continue being you, always with good updates :D or else I’ll kick your ass!!! Ok i won’t... probably you will be the one kicking my ass but oh well... a man can dream from time to time :)

segunda-feira, 5 de outubro de 2009


Yesterday It was moving day :)
I woke up around 10 am very excited even knowing that we were only gonna move tou our new apartment on the afternoon lol
anyway i went online on msn and there was Roxana, she was at work and complaining she was hungry so i thought it would be nice to go meet her and buy her something to eat ;)
I've only been with her like 10 minutes because that was how much she could stay out of work.
So... I went back to the dormitory to meet Julian and go have our lunch.
We went to Corso... there we met our portuguese friends and we ended it up staying there for almost 2 hours... eating, talking :D.
Anyway... at 4 Roxana met us at the dormitory to help us move, the rest is bla bla bla lol we moved... after checking everything in the apartment we went to Real to buy some stuff for the house that we were going to need... like pillows, ashtrey, glasses, cups, etc etc. etc.
It was a very nice day :) i think... everyday here i have a new surprise :D

At night me and Julian went to the restaurant with his friend Violeta and her sister because it was Violeta's birthday... then we went to ca jou to meet our portuguese friends and we went to the S Club... I have to say i didnt have the best time because its not my kind of place... but oh well... we have to do some efforts for our friends... we cant always be whatever we want... that's just life...

well... i'm done with the updating now :)

sábado, 3 de outubro de 2009


Since yesterday i ended it up going to a drum'n'bass/dubstep party at X-Cave in Galati and since i managed to get myself drunk today i awake at 1 p.m. feeling dizzy, with a huge hangover... oh well... shit happens...
Me and Julian went to have lunch at 4pm(!!!), then we went to see the Cathedral.
Today is raining :( its not that i dont like the rain, actually rain calms me down, dunno why, but it does, well i guess summer is finally over and now the real responsability is starting.
Anyway after lunch i went to meet Roxana at Tiglina, as always she "shouted" at me because their parents didnt want her to get out and i made her wait for a while ( i guess now i am avenged lol sorry roxana) we went to a restaurant to have a drink and we had chocolate cake :) it turns out we are both addicted to chocolate :D
For the first time since i am here i took the bus... i really dont get it... no one seems to pay to ride on it... i didnt actually and no one that i saw gettin in did either... i guess, but, that will be another post someday ;)

Well thats pretty much it...

P.S. today i quit smoking!

sexta-feira, 2 de outubro de 2009

what a day...

Today my day started with some bad news! I called Roxana and she was admited to the Hospital :S
Me and Julian left the dormitory at 9 a.m. because we were supposed to go to the Real Estate Agency and sign the contract for our new apartment, but when we got there we got to know that thw owner was at work and we could only do the signing in the afternoon.
Afterwards we went to the hospital and pay a visit to Roxana.
In the afternoon i had to go to the university to see Cristin Mortu (lol) the erasmus responsable or something like that to give him my email address and phone number so he can get in touch and also to give him a picture so I can get my Student Card.
Afterwards we finally went to sign the contract for the apartment!! :D
Now we only have to wait until Sunday afternoon to get moved in.
Right now i'm very sleepy... it has been a hell of a week :S

That's it for now...
wait for further info :P

quinta-feira, 1 de outubro de 2009

update on what i am doing around here...

Today i was a dumbass! It doesn't matter why... but i really was.
TOday i was also looking for an apartment with my room mate(and now flatmate) Julian, a spanish guy who is here doing ERASMUS and kind of drop of here like me lol
I think we already decided to wich apartment we shall go...

That's it for today!

quarta-feira, 30 de setembro de 2009

what a great day!

So... today i had a very nice day :)
I woke up very early as i had to go meet Roxana so she could help me buy a Romanian sim card.
We met at 9 in her neighbourhood and we went o buy it.
Afterwards we meet some friends of her... first Cristi and Elena came and then Ionut. They were going to Gradina Botanica to hang around there for the all morning and they asked me if i wanted to go and so i did :)
They took some wine and some food and we spent the all morning hanging around in this beautifull garden drinking, eating, talking, etc etc etc. :) Cristin and Elena are very into wild and nature stuff. They got a couple sticks and we're cutting and shaping them to make spoons of it :) elena was also doing a sweater.
Crazy and very nice dudes! Always joking with each other, i felt like i was with my group of friends back in Portugal. Always teasing, always teaching something. I learned a lot about things that u can eat in nature to make the long story short i learned a lot :P
We also spent part of the time waiting for a couple, Ionut(another one) and Flori, who taked a long time to get there, after almost two hours waiting for them we had some food. We also played Tekken on Cristi's PSP :) it was very well spent time i tell u :D
At 1 p.m. Roxana, went away because she had to go to work and Ionut had to do something at the faculty. Ionut came back like 5 minutes later because he was missing some stuff that i dont recall so he decided to hang around with us.
After cleaning everything Cristi, Elena, Ionut, Ionut and Flori took me to the Aquarium and to see the Japanese Garden. They were very good hosts :) always explaining me about everything we were seeing and by making me feel confortable :)
They were asking all about me, why i was here, we discussed about Romanian Language, about the spanish, about the english... we were always discussing something it felt nice :)
We hanged around until 4 p.m. i guess and then they took me to the station so i could get a maxi-taxi and it was bye bye for all.
I must say that after a while of beeing with them i was also teasing them as i felt like part of the group. A very good sensation. I also felt very important as i had 7 romanian speaking english among eachother so i wouldnt feel apart :)
I really hope i can get plenty of moments like this while i stay here.

Thank you Roxana for making all this possible :) ur an angel!

terça-feira, 29 de setembro de 2009

things to remind...

Today i'll have a different post :P

I should write this a thousand times so i won't forget!

Never but really never ask something in the restaurant without being sure that u know what has on it! Today I asked this dish that seemed delicious... it turns out that i hate it like hell!!!!!

so... another day came to an end ;)

This alien will return tomorrow...

segunda-feira, 28 de setembro de 2009


Today i woke up at 7:00 am to go in one new adventure!
After awaking several times (the first time at 3:30 thinking that i was late :P)
At 7:30 my friend called me thinking that i would be sleeping but since i am so god damn good i was already up lol
So i took the maxi to tiglina to meet her and after a while waiting (i always have to wait for her :P)
she finally showed up and we went to buy some chips and juice for her friend Cynthia who we were meeting at Mastacani.
After two maxi and having the most amazing sightseeing :) we finally arrive to Mastacani.
We went to Cynthia's place to have some coffee, as we we're like zombie's :S and we had taco's.
So we finally went to this 2 schools to give diploma's to some students who participated in "Cursa extraordinara" Amazing Races for kids who was organized by Cynthia and Roxana with the help of "Inima e copil"
I must say i had the greatest time there :) Cynthia is this amazing friendly girl from the U.S. doing some volunteer work for Peace Corps.
It was a very nice walk until we got to the school :) I'm used to be in nature as I in Portugal live in the countryside so i felt like home :)
in the middle of the way we hitchhiked a carriage :) it was fun.
So... after some very good time spent at Mastacani we finally got back to Galati because Roxana had to go to work at 2 p.m.
I can't wait to go back there and i really want to go to other places around. It makes me feel so good... so close to the world and at the same time so farway :)
I took some pictures that i will post later.

when i got back to Galati i called Dan Scarpette to arrange a meeting to take care of my Erasmus situation.

That's it for today :) a very nice day btw :)

domingo, 27 de setembro de 2009

An alien "hosted" by a human

It's been almost a week since i've land on Galati. I have to say that the days before i came were like hell to me! I already travelled abroad and most of the times alone but this time its a bit different! I always knew what to be expecting from the places i went but this time i came really far from home to this country that i knew almost nothing about, i dont speak the language... Oh well... after months listening to a friend of mine saying that i really should sign up to Couchsurfing because its a way to get to know people from around the world and a way to have a "friend" waiting for you in ur destination. So i finally signed up and made post at the Galati group saying that i was coming here. after a few days i got some replys and among them there was this girl giving me her msn adress and saying that she could help me get here and show me the city. I added her and he started talking... Afterwards we got to "meet" via skype.
So i ended up coming to Galati without her phone number. so in the day i was coming here i had my friend going online with my msn account to try to reach her and let her know i was arriving but it was impossible.
Whatever... I have to say i was a bit worried about meeting this girl that afterall i didnt knew. Anyway in the other day i went online and got to talk to her online and we arranged a meeting. She met me next to the faculty dormitory. I couldnt believe myself when i found myself beeing teased by her like my long time friends do :) all my fears vanished in that instant. We went to have a pizza and then she took me sightseeing. Honestly i thought... ok this is part of Couchsurfing means... she's beeing friendly and doing her "job". But then the next day she convinced me to go in adventure and meet her neighbourhood. And then the next day she made me go with her to where she works and when i realised myself we are the best friends in the world! :) I never thought that i would find here someone like me. We have the same interests, the same tastes, we both like South Park :) Its like looking to a personality mirror :)
I really have to say that sometimes i really hate that she can read me so well :P and yet it feels so good. Its almost like being home :)
So... i guess all I have to say is that i'm really glad that I came to Galati and "won" this new beautifull (inside and outside) friend!

I hope i didnt disappointed you in some way but if i did just know its not that i mean it


my day!

So... my day was pretty quiet. I spent part of the afternoon speaking to Roxana on msn until 9:30 pm, as she was at work.
We talked a lot about things that is to stay only between me and her :P u curious bastards!!! lol
Anyway... she asked me if i would meet her next to her job to walk her home and so i did.
What happened after that i really dont know what to think about...
We know each other personally for a week now and everyday we seem to get closer. We dont seem to have any problems holding each other's hand and hug. I'm really afraid of mess everything and loose a great friendship and yet i'm also afraid to pass by something greater. I guess only time will tell. I believe that this kind of things shouldnt be rushed and yet i really dunno if there is something to be rushed :S aahhh the curse of beeing me. Oh someone please slap and tell me to awake for life!!!

uffff.... that's pretty much it
I feel a little better now that i wrote it and i wish i feel a lot better once i hit the button to post it...
So... 3,2,1

sábado, 26 de setembro de 2009

change my life!

Today i remembered what was one of the main reasons that made me come to Romania... change my life... change the way i act in my life...
And I realised that thanks to my good friend Roxana :)
I've also had problems about talking about relationships and that kind of stuff... i'm always "what if..." and has i was playing this game "tell me one thing and i will say if ur bullshitting me" with my friend she kinda tricked me sayin she wants to be with me. I was all "ur bullshitting me" and she really made me think she was beeing totally honest (still thinking about it ;) ) i got worried sick! Not because i'm in love with her but just because i find it very hard to deal with this kind of subject.
We ended it laughing and we're ok but it made me think that i really have to stop beeing like i am, in this kind of situation.
I really dont know what to say lol.
It is beeing great my life here... specially because of you (yes you :P )
I really love you! mostly because i know i will not be misunderstood for saying this

That's it for know.
Tomorrow another day will come and hopefully an even greater day.

Carpe diem ;)

sexta-feira, 25 de setembro de 2009


So... lol i got this habit to say so on the beggining of phrases... i wonder who i learned it from hehe

Anyway, like i wrote on my last post i took a maxi-taxi to meet Roxana at her neighbourhood.
When i got there i called her to let know i was already there and she came and meet me next to a restaurant called El Toro. She asked if i had any preference in what kind of bar we should go, a rock bar or whatever... we went to this very nice bar that i really dont know the name (i could as her the name since she's online now but i really dont want to lololol) and we talked and talked and talked... god she never shut's up (joking)... anyway, we talked about me beeing here in erasmus, she told me she was supposed to go to Portugal this year to do erasmus but she couldnt make it and about she wants to go to helsinki. We discussed about racism and how stupid it is to judge people for their race or beliefe's. Since we were n this metal bar i asked her if she knew about a portuguese metal band called Moonspell and she did and asked to the guy to put my favourite song from them... Alma Mater. I explained her then that the song is about the dictatorship we had in Portugal and the colonies in Africa.
Afterwards we went for a walk and she invited me to have a donut (wish i payed btw because i'm a real gentleman :D ) we sitted and talked a little bit more until it was time to get home.

Well i guess thats it for now...


P.S: its the first time in my life I write about what happens in my life and it really makes me feel good :)

quinta-feira, 24 de setembro de 2009


So... another post, another story of this alien that landed in Galati :)
Yesterday after a all day doing absolutely nothing i've decided to follow Roxana's challenge of an "adventure"... go and meet her near where she lives! oh my god!!! :P
She told me that it would be very easy, and it was. The only thing that i had to do was to take an amazing public transportation called Maxi-Taxi. For those, like me, who dont know what that is just imagine something between a taxi and a bus. Basically its a van with 12 seats i guess with regular lines, you just get in, pay the driver 1 Lei and there you go.
But back to the story, i have this problem with the language and i had to go to this place called Tiglina 1 and i didnt know where the hell was it so i would have to ask the driver to let me know when we got there. Solution: i asked my friend Roxana how should i say to the driver in romanian that and i wrote down in a paper the following:
As vrea sa ma anuntati cand ajungem in Tiglina 1 pentru ca eu nu cunosc orasul Galati. Muctumesc.
Basically it says please let me know when we get to tiglinia because i don't know Galati that well. Thank you.
The funny part was when iwas going on the street i saw this maxi-taxi saying Tiglina 1 and i made him stop and sticked the piece of paper to the window like a maniac so the drivel could read it.
He was very kind and he took me there :)

Thats all for now... in the next post i will let you know how was it in Tiglina


P.S. here is a video i found so you can get an idea how is to ride in a maxi taxi

quarta-feira, 23 de setembro de 2009

First impressions

So... this will be my journals while i stay in Galati, Romania.
After a hell of a trip from Portugal to Romania, almost 24 hours in the bus, plane, taxi, beeing "robbed" by a gipsy in Bucareste, i finally got to my new town... Galati!
I never though i would be capable of a journey like this, but yet i'm a bit crazy and i'm portuguese, adventure and travelling its in my blood :)
Im a so insane tht I came to Galati with no confirmation that i would have a place to stay, i had no one's phone number... nothing... Only half an hour before arriving i got to talk to the Erasmus Responsable and he managed to get me a room :)
I was so tired that i only "skyped" my parents to say i was ok and I went to sleep.
The Next Day when i woke up i got to talk with my CS Friend Roxana and we arranged a meeting.
Let me say she was the first good thing that happened to me here :) I guess i never met someone as helpfull as she. We went to this pizza place to have something to eat and have a coffee and it was like we were friends for ages. Afterwards she took me to do some sightseeing around the city. We went to this Ortodox Cathedral that made me feel so small... It was one of the most beautifull constructions i've ever seen. We went also to this park called Gradina Publica. Here happened the most amazing thing, this old lady came to us and started talking in romanian to us, i wasn't understanding anything she was saying and i was seeing Roxana laughting as hell and turning red. She told she was saying that we we're robbing each other heart, because people with brown eyes take away the heart or something like that, and she started asking me if i was in love with Roxana and if i wanted to marry her... it was funny :)
Then we went to see the Train station and a lake called Brates. While we were walking i was learning some words in Romanian :)
After a very well spent afternoon she took the maxi-taxi(i will talk about this amazing public transportation in another post) and i got back to the faculty's dormitory.
And this was my first day in Galati :) sponsored by Roxana Postolache lolololololol