Hey, hey, dear followers, workers and travelers! What would be a blog about Work and Travel without mentioning Provincetown, MA?!
My blog guest today is Denitsa Pashova, a junior majoring in Business Administration and European Studies.
This summer Deni (as her friends call her) went for a second time to experience the Work and Travel adventure in Provincetown. She spent there three months.
Deni had five jobs! She was a server at “Twisted Pizza”, a cashier at “Puzzle me this” store, a busser at “Tiny’s” restaurant, and on the Saturdays she was a housekeeper. Moreover, on Sundays she was a yoga instructor at “Strength and Clarity” Studio.(Yes, she is a teaching yoga here, at AUBG). Busy schedule, isn’t it?! Not surprisingly, my interviewee was more than satisfied of the working hours she got.
“Most of the time I enjoyed working in the store because it did not require so much movement and sometimes I had time to “relax” in front of the register and talk to other employees.”
Deni also enjoyed working at the restaurant because her co-workers and her boss “were pretty amusing people” and they had a lot of fun while working.
Having a whole day off while working five jobs is just a mirage… however, Deni did have some evenings off which she used to spend hanging out with her friends.
“When accidentally I had a day off I liked going to TJ Max Mall or watching movies at home. “
Deni shared that the main reason she went on a Work and Travel was to earn money for her tuition. But this did not stop her to enjoy her summer! Her best memories were the Gay Parade she watched on the streets in the end of August and the time she went Whale Watching.
As for bad memories, Deni does not remember to have a particular one, but she shared she was feeling really bad when one day her boss yelled at her for something small.
“This summer I made more American friends in comparison to the last year when I hanged out only with AUBG-ers. “
Now, enough about work for a while… Denitsa did a short travel to Boston this year and last year she went to New York City. She could not pick which city she loved more, since they both have “their own beauties and are at the same time so similar and so different”.
Deni is willing to go back to the States next year as well. She strongly recommends Work and Travel, though not denying its drawbacks such as doing “cheap manual labor instead of an internship”
“However, all considered, you travel, you make friends, and ultimately (if you manage to endure all the workload and stress till the end) you become a STRONGER person.I would recommend Provincetown as a destination, it is just… a special place!
Here is a storify about Provincetown that you may find interesting to see: