Well, this year I wanted to come back to the origins, which were organizing local excursions at the same time I write about the stuff to do in the city… Let’s have a look about how it went!
In 2014 I started this project, with guides of Bratislava (the city where I was doing my Erasmus) as well as several tours in Slovakia (Like Trencin, Bojnice or Slovak Paradise). The good feedback and happy participants pushed me to continue with this and not stopping it after a year (as it was intended).
As I came back home, my studies went difficult again due to the fact I was studying 2 things at the same time so since NomadWill.com is my hobby and not a job (as I explained in the About section), during the second half of 2015 I focused in the Blog section as well as the Photography albums, because I could work on them from home on my free time (mostly time commuting or in a queue).
Since September of 2016 I need to study for one of the hardest exams, the state exam of Medicine, for what you need to study an average of 10h a day competing against your fellow classmates for a position to continue your medical career with specialization (6000 spots for 12-14k applicants, without specialization you can’t work as doctor in Spain), so I was really about to drop this project...
Thankfully, on my birthday I got the promo T-shirt as present, and the fact that I needed to do as much as possible in the study-free days was the factor that pushed me again to go back on the project. And it was amazing.
Since I had 5 years experience organizing stuff for Erasmus, obviously I started to plan stuff with them, and I was so lucky to meet really awesome and friendly people who participated in many of my tours, because it was already 2 years since I did the last, so in October I did my first proper tour, obviously the Graffiti tour which was a complete success… and well… since then the rest is history.
Thanks to my tours I also connected with other world travelers like me as @driven2adventure as well as getting in touch to the Au Pair community, international people who stays in the city and it’s willing to do a lot of activities, and that’s how the Day trips started, taking the car to see some hidden attractions of the region!
But this years the tours were not everything, I also created the Aragon section, which helps the newcomers to my home region, featuring stuff to do, what to see as well as some traditions. And obviously the most successful thing I made this year is the Erasmus Zaragoza Map which includes everything that is attractive in this city for a young foreigner. And after that one came the Aragon one, Bratislava, Slovakia… finishing with the Guide Map that includes all of them.
Finally this year has let me the opportunity to collaborate in an awesome project that I talked about in the last post, Walkli.com, that allows you to discover cities around the world like a local.
So… what are the plans for the remaining part of 2017? I’m sorry to announce that due to my studies, I won’t be able to be as active as I was in the past until February, but of course I will manage to do some trip from time to time ;)
And time will tell what happens after May 2018… More tours? Better guides? Exchanges? We will see…
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