Croatia has been one of the best experiences of my life. I have always liked volunteering, I had participated in various work camps, both national and international; but before I left for Croatia, I wasn’t sure I could be part of an experience like that one.
The job was surprisingly fun, we worked at a shipyard, giving support to an association called Maritima Educare. I had never worked with wood or tools, and there was an important part of the process dedicated to learning. I was pleasantly surprised to see how the volunteers helped one another; there was always someone willing to teach you how to use a drill or a saw.
The place we were in was beautiful, we were lucky with the weather, and we were able to go every day to the beach after work and get together with our guitar and some beer. I was fortunate enough to enjoy unbeatable views from my balcony every day: sunrise behind the Biokovo Mountains.
This experience has given me a lot of personal growth, as well as the opportunity to get to know the Dalmatian coast and an incredible group of people I can now call friends.
Views from my room at sunrise:
Paula Fernández Schiaffino