If you have difficulties making new friends, like I have, please keep on reading.
Sometimes you don’t have to be an extrovert or super talkative.
Sometimes unfortunate incidents can lead to happy friendships.
I have lived in a youth hostel for 4 years with many other expats who also worked in Denmark. Here are some stories of how I met the coolest, most memorable people.
P.S. I will not mention any names, but call them by their nationality.
My Polish neighbor who hated cold weather
It was a cold, but sunny February day. I got home from work. My attention was raised by some sitting in front of the window in his swimming shorts, T-shirt and sunglasses.
I raised my eyebrows.
“I am sunbathing”, he said.
“Wine?”, he offered me a glass.
And there was me, drinking wine with my neighbor.
This was a start of a “Wine and chocolate” event we decided to have every 2nd Friday afternoon.
The Iranian who invented fire
I was chilling on a Friday night when I suddenly heard the fire alarm!
A near heart attack hit me and I ran outside. I saw black smoke coming from the kitchen. Someone was nervously waving with a towel.
The landlord was less than amused when the fire department came over for only some smoke and a burned pizza.
A little while later, when everything had calmed down, the new person introduced to us to some Iranian sweets and new friendship began!
For the non-European readers, you might not be familiar with the Eurovision Song Contest.
It starts every year in May with two semi finals on a Tuesday and Thursday, and the grand Final on Saturday. BEST WEEK OF THE YEAR!
Yup, I’m a huge fan.
Since I was living among different cultures, I thought it might be nice to invite a couple of people for a small Eurovision get together.
My invitation had spread like a bomb apparently.
On that Saturday, project X started.
Random people knocked on my door to join the party. At one point I had 30+ people in my 25m2 room 😀
How did you meet some of your friends? 🙂