Sometimes making a decision is not a simple task, especially when you have to decide if you want to spend next two months in another part of the world, far away from your hometown. You don’t know what to expect and how to prepare for such a journey.
I didn’t debate with myself too long. I just knew that Taiwan is a place I want to visit and get to know its fascinating culture. When I arrived to Taipei, I felt overwhelmed by city’s noise, traffic and hot temperature and humidity, to which I am not used. Fortunately I am very persistent and flexible person, so I acclimatized myself very fast. I found a host on couchsurfing portal, so from the very beginning I had a chance to hang out with Taiwanese people, visit different places and become familiar with Taiwanese culture and cuisine.
After 12 days in Taipei and its surroundings I went to Tainan to start my internship in JiaJia. Right from the start I was fascinated by Tainan’s history and its soul, I didn’t expect that a city in the same country can be so divergent from the capital city. Here you can experience a real heritage of Taiwan and try delicious food. JiaJia takes center stage with its exceptional designed hotel, events, activities and brands.
Me and other interns are working very hard to improve JiaJia brand and develop our skills, both hard and soft skills. Being a part of an international group of interns is something amazing, difficult to describe with words. Everyone comes from another culture, has different point of view and we can learn a lot from each other. During the first week I had a chance to work in hotel management and see the importance of a good communication between co-workers and effort you must make to satisfy your customer.