Erasmus in Spain inspired me to do something extraordinary after graduating. I wanted to experience another Erasmus, so I took a remote job, moved to Manchester and started 3 months of a Digital Nomad lifestyle. Manchester was very different from Madrid and so was my experience.
Two years ago I had to decide where to go on Erasmus. I’ve always liked learning languages and I studied English and German in high school. There were no options for English-speaking countries, so I was going to choose Germany. It would have made perfect sense to revise German, but in the end I changed my plans. I decided on Spain and had to learn a completely new language from scratch. And that’s how the great Spanish adventure began.
Recently I finished my studies at STU FIIT. If you are interested in my master’s thesis, let me know. I’ve finished the project. I hope someone ever finds it useful.
It has been 2 weeks since I came back from Madrid. Now I can conclude that it was the best semester in my life. I miss all my friends and the places where we used to go together. I find it unusual that I have no difficulty understanding people in the street when they speak fast. I find it unusual that I can ask for something in a store or in a restaurant in Slovak. The first time I came to a local store in Slovakia I almost greeted them with ‘¡Hola!’. I find it unusual that I don’t use the Metro any more. It’s also a little bit colder. The same way I had to get used to Madrid, now I’m getting used to Žiar nad Hronom and Bratislava. I don’t compare them, because I love them all. I love all the places where I live.
In 2011 I made an application that collected statistics of the domains found in the DMOZ web site directory. Recently I shut the service down. The collected statistics may be useful to someone, so I made a static HTML version of the most interesting part (global domains).
I love Madrid. So full of people, parks, buildings, clubs, bars, churches and everything you can imagine. It offers all kinds of possibilities and so many awesome people live there. Well, maybe sometimes it seemed too big (because of the distances and all the promoters, beggars and sellers in the streets), but it’s the place where I have spent four and a half months of my life. And I love every place where I have lived and I love Madrid.