By: Anastasia Jeleznii, Greenheart Exchange Work and Travel participant

I am Anastasia, a participant from Moldova in Eastern Europe. Three years ago, I came to the United States as a tourist to visit Los Angeles and discovered Hollywood, the Walk of Fame, and Universal Studios. This summer I am back, but on the other side of the country: New York!

So far, the highlight of my trip has been visiting Niagara Falls. I arrived in the afternoon with my heart beating quickly in anticipation. The waterfall was a magical place. Along with the powerful sound and brisk wind, there were colorful lights that painted the waterfall different colors. I felt like I was in a fantasy movie with such an amazing view! My heart was full of wonder and happiness.

I returned the next morning and it was a completely different sight! While walking along the boats, I saw fields of green grass and birds singing in the fresh air, making me feel energized and calm, all at the same time. When I approached the waterfall, I decided to take a shower… a Niagara shower! It was truly paradise! This place looks like a slice of heaven. It is definitely one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. For about ten minutes there was a huge smile on my face and I was filled with so many emotions. My excursion from New York to Niagara Falls was by far the best one yet!

Discovering the beauty of the United States is just one of the many activities Greenheart Exchange’s participants do. Check out the Work and Travel program to learn more!