It was a quick decision to come here to Bitola. I just packed all of my stuff and next thing you know, I was on the airplane without any expectations on my way to North Macedonia. Little did I know that Bitola will find a special place in my heart. I immediately fell in love with the architecture and the culture because it reminded me of home. Also I found a few places where I could drink Turkish tea , eat lahmacun and pide (I can say it wasn’t as good as it is in Turkey but it was the best I could find, and not bad at all). The most interesting thing for me was that the locals using so many Turkish words such as cezve, fincan , cakmak , cam, and more.
While I was here, I had the opportunity to go to EXIT FESTIVAL in Novi Sad and it was such a great experience. Beside listening to my favorite DJ’s live, I met a lot of people from all over the world. It was crazy. Now let me tell you more about the people from Bitola. The loveliest people I have ever met. And I am pretty sure that I will remain friends with them when I return home. They showed me Bitola, took me to bars, and places with good Macedonian food. I was also invited to a dinner at my friend’s yard and it was such a fun night. The girls even tried to surprise us by making kadayif with ice cream. I was so happy. Also I was attending a Greek night, tried Greek food, and even danced to Greek music. One weekend I went to Baba mountain and was so thrilled from the beauty of nature itself. I wish I stayed more and visited more places.
My EVS here in Bitola really helped me improve my working skills, and living skills as well. It taught me how to be more responsible, made me be more open minded, more aware of the environment, and how to protect it.