Residence permit and ID-card – check!
Two of my future classmates met me at the dormitory, and we walked to the Population Registry Office together. The woman spoke enough English to help us fill in the paperwork, and we got our Estonian ID-codes 😀
Because we’re girls, and girls like chocolates, we stopped by at a Kalev-store (Estonian candy maker). I bought a bag with the 7 favourites of Kalev’s confections (very similar to the Fazerin Parhaat-mix we get in Finland). The bag (it was big) was only 2,40€ (wouldn’t have bought it had it been more expensive). I figured it’s a good way to try each of the confections without spending a fortune buying each separately. So far I’ve only tried four; Mesikäpp (chocolate with honey crumbs inside), Tallinn (rum flavoured wafer candy, surprisingly good!), Tõmmu (rum flavoured fondant candy, surprisingly good for a rum candy!) and Ananass (pineapple flavoured wafer candy, didn’t taste like pineapple, more citrus-y, but it was good nonetheless) 🙂
I also got a confirmation e-mail from my student insurance company, which makes me feel much more at ease… I won’t have to worry! I can’t believe there are people who go without insurances… of course you hope you won’t need it, but that if you do and you don’t have one?! Thankyou mom for convincing me it’s a good investment 🙂
What else..? Oh, I’ve met 2 out of 3 roommates; a girl from Germany who will only stay here until 24.8 because she’ll study at Tartu Ülikool (Univesity of Tartu) and move to their dorm (Erasmus program, 6 months), and a guy from France who will stay here (at Eesti Maaülikool, Estonian University of Life Sciences) for half a year (also a six month Erasmus program) 🙂 both of them are nice, and it’s so much fun for me to speak English and bring back my French a bit 🙂
Today I also got a preliminary program for our orientation week (24.8–>) – seems nice! A lot to do, a lot to consider, a lot to learn 🙂 I will most certainly not join the trip to the local beer factory (with a beer tasting included, 5€ to join), but I’m strongly considering all the other trips 🙂 It’s all starting to feel real now; I’m here, in Estonia, in Tartu, going to start my university studies, wow…!
I can’t believe how fast today has gone by! It’s already almost dinnertime! I still have some tuna-tomato-bean-pasta left hahaha Been eating it for 2 days already 😛 And I have at least 3 or 4 portions left in the freezer… gosh…
Oh, did I mention watermelon is supercheap over here! In the supermarket it’s 0,25€/kg!! (prize has been between 25 and 40 cents from what I’ve seen, supermarket, market place…). The nectarines are delicious, as are plums and apples! I love this place! 😀
Off to have some food now 🙂
P.S. As you can probably tell by the number of smileys I’ve used, I’m liking it here! The city, the weather, the atmosphere, the town, the people, everything 🙂