My friend told me about this website that I could perhaps get some help here, so here I am. These past 3 years I’ve been working extremely hard studying and working only to finally graduate. I decided to take a gap year to earn some life experiences and travel the world. At first I worked at a kindergarten for 5 months but decided to finally make my dream come true and go to Italy. However, I was very unlucky with my trip there as many obstacles faced me. My flight from Keflavík airport was delayed by 3 hours so I missed my connection flight from Austria to Milan. I was crushed as I was alone, it was my first time travelling alone. No one would help me, not the air company, nor staff at the airport, there were no flights to Milan that night nor the day after. I finally found a hotel and another flight the next day but to Rome and had to take a train there to Genoa, a 5 hour train ride where my luggage almost got stolen and some creep was taking photos of me. When I got to Genoa my host mom wouldn’t pick me up and told me to take a taxi, that she’d pay for. (She did not.) In total I lost 600 dollars alone on a trip to Genoa, a place that I wanted to call home for the next 6 months. I had been there for 3 weeks when things started to get bad. North of Italy (epicentre of COVID-19) shut all of their schools down and I started working 12 hours instead of my 5 hours with no extra pay, taking care of the children every day and night. It was exhausting. My host family was terrible. I couldn’t see friends, visit places I wanted to see or have time to myself as my room didn’t even have a lock, so the kids just bursted in wanting to play every hour of the day. I wasn’t allowed to say no. I started getting very depressed, things started to get worse. Corona virus had hit Italy pretty bad at this point and my family was begging me to come home. So I decided enough was enough and I told my host family I was leaving. I decided to take a flight to Rome 3 days later and wanted to stay there for a couple of days to do some sightseeing to make up for the fact that I couldn’t visit any places in Italy when I came there. At that time it was only north Italy that had problems so when I came to Rome everything had changed. I had already booked a flight to London two times before that because plans kept changing. Firstly because my host family was so terrible, I didn’t want to stay with them for 6 months, so I decided I’d leave after 3 months, but of course that had changed. After one day in Rome, I got a call. Italy was shutting its boarders and you could not exit your homes. I was petrified. I was alone, 20 years old, at some random hotel in Rome. I booked a bunch of flies only to have them cancelled the next minute. A huge loss of money I’ll never get back, I’ve contacted the airlines and they have refused to pay me back. I finally got a flight to Prague, from Prague I also had troubles finding flights. I finally found a flight to London and I’m very thankful I got to London because 4 hours after I left Czech Republic, their boarders closed for everyone. I had to stay in London for two nights because there wasn’t a flight to Iceland until then. I stayed in some airport hotels. Finally, I had my flight to Iceland. I’ve never been so relieved to land in a country before. I wanted to cry. A huge weight had been lifted off me. I was so relieved to be finally safe but at the same time not. I didn’t get the virus thankfully, however this is definitely one of my worst life experiences and in total I lost 2.500 or more on flights and hotels because of this whole mess. When I came back to Iceland, I came back to no job and have to wait for two months to get unemployment pay. I’ve applied for so many jobs but too many people are applying and I never even get an interview. I am broke and still won’t receive unemployment money until July. I’m struggling for food and to live. I spent all my money I had left on tuition fees as I’m going to college in August. I’d really appreciate any help I can get. If you’ve read this, thank you so much. I’ve put an image of one of the few transactions I’ve made to EasyJet, there were many more on my mother’s card as sometimes they didn’t accept debit for some reason. I also have some from Alitalia and one other flight company.