I have already taken part, once when I was 15, in Comenius project and I was prepared how it might be. Meeting new people from different countries and traveling have always been something I love. I had already visited Poland once before and I was excited to go there again and get to know one more wonderful city of Poland. Also I was excited to meet new Polish (and from other countries too) friends.
Our first day in Wroclaw was very exciting. To get to know the wonderful city center better our Polish friends have prepared some enthralling games. The different nation groups, together with their hosts, had to compete against each other. I didn’t really like that because we couldn’t get to know the others from the other countries. We needed much time to learn each other’s names and start to communicate without being nervous if they are going to understand us.
Some of the games were - we had to count dwarfs (which were all over the city center), we had to find some landmarks around the center of Wroclaw, count the Mathematical tower’s steps. Our Bulgarian-Polish group won 2 or 3 out of 6 games. We were very enthusiastic and into the games.
Last day in Krakow
This was the saddest day. The first part of it was compelling. The program was - we go to Krakow sightseeing and then we travel back to Wroclaw were we say goodbye to each other.
Sadly we had to say bye to the Austrians and Italians earlier than expected. When we arrived in Krakow we had to drive them to the airport and after that we continued our sightseeing. In the center of the city our Polish friends showed and explained us some interesting facts of the most famous monument and buildings there. We had a walk and at one o’clock we got on the bus in our way to Wroclaw. Before that we drove the German group to station and the Romanian group to their hostel in Krakow. It was very sad to leave each one of the groups and continuing fewer and fewer. In the end in Wroclaw in front of the school we left the polish and Turkish children as well. We were the last ones to get off the bus. It was very sad to say goodbye to everyone and to stay alone in this wonderful city for one more night.
I’m not quite sure what I expected our visit to be like. I knew that we should play some games. Probably I expected just to stay aside until the others were playing as I’m not the same age as the other kids. Honestly I was bit afraid.
My biggest fear:
At the beginning when I saw the other groups (I wasn’t completely sure about their nationality) I was like ”OK it could be worse”
The others were much younger.
As this is my second project I had a slight idea what our visit in Poland would be like. I wasn’t utterly sure whether we’ll have same interests (I thought we’ll just have small talks during the games).
The reality was a pleasant surprise for me. The games were extremely interesting, I honestly enjoyed (even the teachers played with us). All together we returned to our childhood.
Even though some of the kids were younger we chatrdt and had fun together. We fought with snow and we learned some new things.
We ended up friends. We sang together, played together and we had fun together. I believe that despite the difference in the ages, nationalities, culture etc. was visible we all learned something new (no matter from which country you are we are kind of same).
Thank you for the warm welcome. Thank you for the absolutely amazing time.
I hope we’ll keep in touch. I really miss all of you. Hope to see you again.