2018.March-August, 1st Internship in Algarve, Portugal. Conrad Algarve Hilton Hotel
From the beginning, I felt the kindness and passion of Portuguese people, made me feel warm and being welcomed. My life was very simple, working and hang out with friends on my days off. When the summer season started, they partied everywhere, sunset party makes people enjoyed their lives very much and released their stressed from daily boring life. The sunshine and the beach are impressed me, I've never ever seen that kind of the beauty of nature before, and also I found out the good things from the locals also made friends with them. If you want me to describe my life in three words, that would be Alcohol, Music, Sunshine. During these six months, I had the best life ever, I swear.
In June, there's a special event in Porto, north of Portugal, called "Sao Joao", that's the biggest event for those locals. I had the pleasure to enjoy it, that night all the people were crazy, they don't know each other but they danced together, The next day, I explored the city alone, and I found the beauty and the atmosphere of Porto is amazing and I love it.
I am glad I had such nice and cute colleagues in Conrad, they took care of me very well and also taught me a lot of professional skills and knowledge, like how to speak with guests without interruption and how to know what they need through observation, etc. The most precious thing in Portugal is not their foods, it's the people, they are really nice and they will treat you as their family. At the end of my internship, I have a big family in Portugal, they even told me if I need some help in the future they will be my networking to help me out.
I did enjoy the party a lot but I also learned a lot from them, not only the experiences but also how to treat people in the most suitable way. I can feel I've changed a lot in a good way since I was there, became more clever, independent and also got some ability to deal with some difficulty in life, which is really good for myself.