Business visit from Belgium, city trip Prague & Friends from the Czech Republic
Last two weeks were very chill, I’ve got a visit from a manager of Accenture Belgium and one of my teachers.
I also went on a city trip the first weekend, had a teambuilding during the second week AND had some friends from school over in the second weekend.
If you want to find out more about my adventure, click on “Read More”.
The workweek started quiet normal, I worked on some tickets, wrote some documents and read about SAP HANA.
On Wednesday the business delegation from Belgium arrived and we went straight into our first meeting.
After a presentation about our delivery center and the project, I had to present what I had accomplished during my time in Bratislava. I wasn't stressed at all to be honest, but that's standard...
After that we went to the city to explore the old town. I got to admit, when I prepared that two hour walk I thought it would be my walking phase…
Too bad, but I was deadwrong by thinking that, so we couldn’t see all the things I had planned. But I guess we saw the most important things. We had our dinner at the Altitude restaurant later that night, that’s at the Kamzìk tower! (200m tall tower on the hill)
We went for some beers afterwards, we had a really great night. (I went to bed around 4AM and my alarm woke me up around 6AM.. Awtch!)
The day afterwards there was some time to discuss the internship and the whole experience with my teacher, so we went to my apartment for some tea and coffee!
We had a great talk and I’m very happy she visited me! Seeing a familiar face is always nice. But also I think that for her, seeing that my apartment and workplace are just fine and I’m taking good care of myself, was a relief.
So the only thing that was left that day was the evaluation, a one-on-one meeting with the manager of Accenture Belgium and saying our goodbyes.
I’m not really sure if I can (and should) go into detail, but it was all very positive, and I was flattered by the compliments I got.
Friday was just like Monday and Tuesday, regular work BUT with still the nice feeling I had from the visit.
Okay, so about my trip to Prague!
I had my bus at 2:15AM and the ride took about 4 hours, so long story short, I didn’t sleep and arrived around half past six in Prague.
Everything was so quiet and peaceful so I took a morning walk and stopped at a local market next to the river for some (very good) food.
I’m really glad I was exploring that early because it wasn’t too hot at that moment. I walked up to the castle (*sweating already*), visited the monastery, and went up to the viewpoint tower. (see fake Eiffel tower…)
I went back down after a while and noticed it was 1PM, so I went for some lunch and met these three French guys sitting the table next to me. I was very proud that I could stand my ground although my French is terrible.
It became very hot in the afternoon, so I walked to the “island” between the old and new part of Prague and chilled there (big time)! This seemed like the place to be for young people when it’s hot!
After that I took the tube to my AirBnB
Once settled, I went back to the city because I bought some tickets to a classic music play in a cathedral and I wanted to be on time. I was sitting next to a 14y/o Finnish girl and her mother!
They were on citytrip but I think I talked for an hour with these people about a whole load of topics. Really interesting and nice people! (Go Finland, go!)
I had also met a Belgian couple, an Italian family (who I helped navigate through the underground tube maze) and three Dutch friends on a city trip that day, they were all very nice and interested in what I did!
After the play, I went to an Italian restaurant with live acts, walked some more and made some pictures! (Nice to know: I walked 28km that day alone)
The second day I didn't walk that much, it was more chill for me! I really liked Prague, it was a beautiful weekend, but because of the long weekend it was too crowded for my taste...
I made a lot of photo's so check that out!
The second workweek was a rather short one, I had two free days, Tuesday and Friday!
During the 3 workdays I worked on some tickets, did the process chain monitoring and created an impact analysis.
On Thursday we had a 'teambuilding' evening A.K.A. eating the best, best, best BBQ EVAH and drinking sef-brewed beer, Duvel and BOROVICKA.
So it's honest enough to say that at the end of the evening I wasn't capable to do much. Luckely I had the day off on Friday! And my colleagues didn't succeed in their mission to make me puke! (Go me, setting records here, lol!)
On Friday I did some stupid shit in the morning because of the night before, but I'm not telling that story here! :D
During the second weekend (starting Friday morning) Valerie, Alexander, Rowan and Karel (A.K.A. Charlie) came to visit me.
They're doing their internship in Zlín (Czech Republic) and that's like two hours by train. We did some sightseeing, went to a mirror museum and drank some beers/lemonades at pubs during the days.
Once the sun was down, we went to some special clubs. (Ask me personally for more details, because that one needs a lot of context :p )
Concerning food, we went out for ribs on friday, I made a breakfast Saturday morning and we made our own hot-dogs in the evening.
Finally I made pasta Carbonara for us on sunday.
The weekend was so awesome that I decided to book train tickets for next weekend! I'm going to Zlín to p-p-p-part-*ayyyyyyyyeeeee*!
See you guys soon!
Written and published by Mattia on 09/05/2018.