What can I say? With my latest blog post published the 27th of July 2016, and today being Thursday 9th of February 2017... Well, at least I can say - and I hope that you agree - that better late than never! I surely have been wanting to make an update and fair conclusion of how the best summer of my life ended, and after seeing dear people from Oriflame today at the Stockholm School of Economics' student fair Handelsdagarna (today, it was exactly one year ago since I met with Oriflame at Handelsdagarna and first heard about the Global Summer Internship) I felt so inspired and happy, so I couldn't just keep me from finally updating.
First of all, I want to say that I definitely have had my fair share of adventures in my life. The latest summer I spent in Sweden was in 2010
and since then, I was spending my summer in Ukraine in 2011, Moscow in 2012, backpacking in Southeast in 2013, in Vietnam/China/Thailand in 2014 and in Vietnam in 2015. I've had such an amazing life and seen so much, and with this said, I still must say that the best summer in my life i spent in Tunisia in 2016 - thank you Oriflame!
But, if we rewind the tape a bit, please let me just sum up what happened from the 27th of July to the 15th of August, when my internship ended:
The before project presentation stress (I was going to present the result of my project the 9th of August, to later have time for implementation and execution) set in, and the upcoming 13 days after my latest post, I was quite busy with summing up and analyzing all the data that I've got in, e.g. from the customer service survey, go through the couple of thousands of customer service e-mail that had gotten in for July - and other "small" things, which's time I had perhaps underestimated a bit.
Me and Jonas eating lunch outside of the office the 27th of July
Some of my amazing colleagues at Oriflame Tunisia - such funny, intelligent and warm people!
The always busy street in Sidi Bou Saïd - I was living at the bottom of this street and always running up for this street when it was empty in the mornings
During the weekend, my colleague and friend Ons invited me to her home city Madhia, which is famous in Tunisia for it's beauty - and I couldn't other than agree. I spent an amazing weekend with Ons and her family, they had a really gorgeous villa just by the ocean, invited me to eat really delicious food and her brother Khalil also helped to show me around in Madhia. Definitely a city I can recommend you to go to!
The best view belongs to the dead - the first time in my life that I have seen a graveyard located just by the ocean
One of all the gorgeous cafés in Tunisia
I was at my 2nd Tunisian wedding in 2 weeks - a very luxurous feeling and quite different from Swedish weddings - but a bit similar to Vietnamese and Chinese!
My 5th week in Tunisia also offered many new impressions and adventures, and I'm so happy that I got the chance to see even more of the country. I will continue week 6 in another blog post - I realized when I looked through the photos, that there are a lot of things that need to be summed up!