Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Thank you!

I would like to dedicate this post to everyone behind the Erasmus+ Together We Learn, United We Stand project.

Personally, I  attended 3 meeting; one in March 2016, in Vico del Gargano, Italy. It was my first time participating in an Erasmus+ project and I must say, it was one of the highlight of my life. That week I meet so many new wonderful people that I talk to to this day, and also saw so many beautiful things and learned many new things. Next was the meeting in Slovenia. We visited many places I’ve been to before, but because of the people around me I feel in love with the places even more and had an amazing time even in my own country. And finally, the last meeting in Czecz republic that ended yesterday. It was the perfect ending to this beautiful, unforgettable experience.

I really want to thank every single person behind this project, first, of course Omer Poyraz for organizing this amazing project, second to my English teacher and Slovenia’s coordinator professor Vladimir Janež for giving me (and everybody else that participated in this project)  the opportunity to be a part of this project and making my high school experience, with this project more interesting. Also a big thank you to our headmistress and my school, Srednja medijska in grafična šola.
And really everyone else, every other coordinator and professor from all the other beautiful countries.

Again, Erasmus+ TWLUWS is my favourite project I’ve been a part of, it has only brought me positive experiences and beautiful memories. And I really do hope, that one day we will be able to reunite.

Thank you!

written by: Anastasija Spirovska

Erasmus+ TWLUWS; Czech republic; DAY 8

Monday, MAY 15, 2017

And here we are, our departure day. We woke up around 6:30 to finish up packing and cleaning the rooms a bit. Then we had our last breakfast at 7:00am.

saying our last goodbyes
After breakfast we spent a few last moments with our friends, mainly the Italians since we spent most of our time with them. But of course we said goodbye to everyone else. It was very emotional, some of us even shed a few tears. After our final hugs and goodbyes we filled our bus with our luggage and hit the road back to Slovenia.

lunch on the go

Again, we travelled trough Germany, Austria and finally, Slovenia. On the road we stopped a few times to go to the bathroom and to eat. We also watched a movie so the ride will go by faster.

We arrived in front of our school around 18:15.

Erasmus+ TWLUWS; Czech republic; DAY 7

Sunday, MAY 14, 2017

And here we are, on our very last day of the project. We started today a little later, with breakfast around 8 and departure from the hotel at 9am. We got on our bus and drove to Švihov.

The drive wasn’t too long, around 30 minutes. When we arrived, our coordinators got tickets for us, we got split in two groups and entered the castle. We were in the first group with Italy’s team, and with Polish students. The tour was very interesting, since the Švihov castle was something different from what we’ve seen before and something different compared to the castles we have here, in Slovenia.
The castle

One of the most interesting parts of the tour was when our guide opened every door to each room with an old, big key, similar to the ones used back in the day. The castle itself was build somewhere in the middle of the 13th -14th century on an old fortress.

Slovenian and Italian team!

When the tour was over we drove to lunch, and we all agreed that it was one of the best ones this week; it was more so in the style of old America/texas, but we enjoyed the food anyway!

After lunch we drove back to Pilsen, where we planned on playing some football but then we found out that the field we had planned on visiting was occupied. But that didn’t stop us, we gathered a small team of Slovenian and Italians who wanted to play and went to a grass field behind our hotel and played some football. But unfortunately that lasted good 15 minutes, because after that rain started pouring on us, so we went back to the hotel.

After an hour, when the rain stopped we all went to the Plaza, a big shopping centre only 10 minutes away from our hotel. We bought some food for tomorrow and some snacks and gifts.

After that, we went back to the hotel, changed and went to our dinner. It was the last official Erasmus+ TWLUWS dinner. At the end of the dinner every coordinator from every country said some last words and it was really nice and a little emotional.

After the dinner, we went back to the hotel where we spent some time with our friends, finished packing and said goodbye to the Turkish team, because they were leaving before us.