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Reisverslag First week is almost done
12 februari 2015
First week is almost done
Sooo, the first week. On monday I started at the Crowne Plaza ("home" for now) in Housekeeping. All people I met were really nice and everyone spoke English (always useful, I learned about three words of Finnish this week and it's all food.......). I learned how to make the beds and did just that for the day, but that was fine for me. Most people leave the room quite acceptable without too much a mess, but some people are just... gross. But you know, what needs be done has to be done. Luckily I don't mind a mess, but I am allergic to dust I've noticed. I sneezed the entire day. But whatever :)
On tuesday, wednesday and today I worked at Holiday Inn West in Ruoholahti, about three km from the Crowne Plaza. CP was fully booked so they transferred me for a couple of days to this hotel. The hotel is nice, but not as fancy or luxurious as the CP. Which is too bad :) Tuesday and today I worked in housekeeping and yesterday I worked breakfast/lunch, yay! No one in housekeeping except for one (nice) woman speaks English... Great. The waiters did speak English, just like all the guests. Even though they can look quite surprised when you start talking English to a Finnish person :D
The weather has been really nice here, so I decided to go for a walk yesterday. I walked around what I thought was a lake, but it turned out to be sea :) It was a bay, of which they have hundreds here. It was all frozen and I saw some people ice fishing! Really weird to see people sitting on the ice... I wouldn't have dared to step on it. Eventually I turned around again: all paths and sidewalks are covered in a layer of ice at the moment, which means it is quite slippery and I wouldn't want to break anything! Imagine walking, breaking a leg (literally) and having to go back home without finishing the internship... No way.
I did have three nice days here, but I am glad to go back to CP tomorrow morning. Time to put my clothes in a closet! Finally, no more suitcase :) Everything's packed (I only brought one bag with me, not the entire 22 kg suitcase...) and ready to go! I am already looking forward to seeing my housekeeping colleagues again :)
Next week housekeeping as well and after that the 'real work' starts... Front Office! Looking forward to it :)
12 februari 2015 21:07 | Door: Petra
see you next week
13 februari 2015 00:18 | Door: Juulke
Geniet ervan Anouk! Wij zorgen goed voor Tijs!
13 februari 2015 20:59 | Door: oma Gorissen
Fijn te lezen dat het je goed gaat.
Veel succes verder en houd het nice.