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Wintergreen Resort, Virginia

Rocío traveled with us 3 seasons to Wintergreen Resort in Virginia and tells us about his experience.

Third year? To the same resort? That was the question that many asked me. And I reply: Yes! my third year at the same resort, same place, same things to do, same everything; but in spite of that people change (people who can become very close friends); the job, the activities that one does, with the people that one lives (move from living in a apartment with all women from Peru, Argentina and Chile, to live with Brazilians and Peruvians, and then to live with men and one of each country); Even oneself (I believe, or at least personally) changes; learn many new things, from a minimum, to how they are and how people and cultures of other countries live; Although they are not all the same.

And when you arrive, rather than arriving at your home, with your family and friends, with whom you lived from a young age, is to start all over again, like the first day you arrived at your place of work / resort; and they tell you that every time you come back you are weirder, different, that you changed. You were so used to living in a way, being independent, doing what you want, living with friends, being 24 hours. On the move and with people, it is rare to be alone, you feel incomplete, as if you were missing something.

What did you learn?
I learned to be more independent than I am, to be more sociable, more sympathetic, to live together, that one can make his reality, a different reality (even for a while) and beyond that when you come back they tell you: “now you are here, this is YOUR reality”. My reality? I don't know about yours, but my reality, even if it's not for a lifetime, just for a short period of time, was months of living to the fullest, and I don't regret it in the least.

And what did I take back with me from this trip? Experiences, unforgettable memories, things I could cross out from my to do list and add more; but above else I came back with incredible relationships with people, that now, after these months, I can call friends, great friends could say, that they made these 3 and a half months something that would not have happened without them.