Wednesday, June 20, 2012
We arrived in Barcelona late at night after an alarming flight; the flight was unable to land because of fog and we were running out of fuel! To our surprise we had a star amongst us on the plane, Munster rugby player Lifeimi Mafi. Neil recognised him and we were lucky enough to get the chance to speak with him. He is a wonderful gentleman. We were then driven to our hostel by taxi and ate at a near by pizzeria. It was a small local sort of bar. we had our first chance to try out a bit of Spanish because the man serving spoke no English. He told us he didn’t speak any Catalan and that was interesting too. Seeing as it was late we called it a night and went back to our little hostel.
Cherene Ní Fhoghlú
Sunday, April 29, 2012
On March 15th we arrived at Sofia Airport and took the flight at around 7 in the morning. We arrived at Rome and had around 5-6 hours to spend till the next flight. During those hours we managed to explore the capital of Italy and see some of it’s magnificent ancient architecture such as the Colosseum, Trajan's Column and many more. After that we took the next flight and soon after we arrived at Barcelona Airport. Our host were waiting for us there. We took the underground to Vilassar de Mar – the small seaside town we were staying at and after we arrived our hosts took us to their homes.
On the next day, we spent all of our time in Barcelona. We managed to see the La Rambla Street, Barcelona Town Halls and the amazing Sagrada Familia. It was simply amazing. In the afternoon we explored the Roman part of Barcelona and learned some interesting facts about it. We went back to Vilassar de Mar and we spent the rest of our free time with the other students.
On the next day we took the bus to the Montserrat area and visited the monastery there. We found out that this place is of great value to the catalan language and culture. The monastery was very beautiful and we had the opportunity to touch the statue of the Black Virgin that is located inside. We visited the museum as well and after all this great experience we got back to Vilassar de Mar and spend our remaining time with the other groups, playing football or just talking.
The next day was free so we spent our time on the seaside, playing games and at noon we played bowling with our new friends in a town next to Vilassar.
On the next day we visited the school. We took part in one of their technical drawing classes. After that we all saw a presentation about the differences between the Spanish and the Catalan language, we watched the movies about the minority languages that each group had to present and we received certificates. Then we spend the rest of the day in Barcelona sightseeing and shopping. We even managed to visit an exhibition of the famous artist Goya.
On the final day, we left from Vilassar de Mar Station early in the morning so we could take the plane back to Rome and then Sofia.
I’m really happy I took part of this whole project. The trip was truly amazing and a really great experience too. My host Julia and her whole family were very hospitable and warm people. I’m glad I was their guest and I thank them for everything. Spain is a lovely place and I would like to visit it again soon.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
On 15th March 2012 we left
Friday, 16th March. We spent the whole day in
On the next day, 17th March, we visited the
Sunday was our free day so we, the students, spent it at the beach, and in the afternoon we played bowling in a near town.
Monday, 19th March, was a day devoted to project activities. It was very interesting at the lesson of Catalan and Spanish language when we talked about themes of the daily round. During the technical drawing lesson we took part in the Spanish student’s tasks. After that every team of the project presented the video which it had prepared. We had a special lunch at the dining-room of the school, after which we all went to
On Tuesday morning we all met at Vilassar de Mar’s station and went to
Every day the weather in
I’m very happy I was part of this project because I took a first-hand look at the history, culture and language of another nation. I made friends for whole life. I’d love to popularize this type of projects among my peers.
by Ralitsa Mincheva :)
Friday, April 6, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
On 15.03.2012 – we took off on a plane from Terminal 2 of Sofia airport. We had a few hours in
Friday, 16.03 – we went to
Saturday, 17.03. – again in the morning we travelled by bus to a near mountain site called –
Sunday, 18.03. – The whole day was somewhat of a free day, but still the Spanish students showed us more of the town we were in.
Monday, 19.03. – It was a day all about project activities. We attended a few classes, and after that every group showed the work they’ve done on the project. After lunch, we went to
Tuesday, 20.03. – In the morning we headed to the airport in
It was an amazing experience, all the people were wonderful and I enjoyed every second of it!
by Kristiyan Iliev