Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Unfortunately the day started earlier than usual as we were meeting an Estonian representative of the European parliament at 9 o’clock. Then event took place in the school next to our hostel. The meeting was very interesting and helped us to understand the Estonian position in the EU. Thanks to our Estonian friends we learned new facts about how the EU parliament is working and what is the decision making process.
After that we had to prepare for something unknown for us. They took us on bus trip round the island of Saaremaa. First we went to an eco farm where the owners are producing organic soap.
The owner told us about the new generation of eco business that he and his wife do.
After some of us bought some gift and made a lot of photos we headed for a lake which was actually formed by a meteoroid.
It was an interesting fact that it is almost 20 meters depth. And it was full of fish.
At noon we went to Orissare to have lunch. After that they took us to an amazing place that none of us thought that it could exist at the island of Saaremaa. It was an ostrich farm where we found not only ostriches but also ponies, emus and believe or not but kangaroos. We spent our time there feeding the ostriches and the other animals and each of us hold for a while an ostrich egg.
Our next stop was the highest place on the island. The scenery was lovely as we were at the end of the world – in front of us it was only the endless blue sea and the island behind us. The view was breathtaking. At the highest point there was a sun watch where many people put a coin with the hope that one day they will return there.
After that we departed to the southest point of Saaremaa. On our way we stopped to see one of the symbols of the island - three windmills. They were quite fascinating and we explored them the from inside.
We crossed the whole island to reach another symbol of Saaremaa – a lighthouse. Next to it there was a lovely restaurant where we had our dinner.
Our last stop was Triin’s hostel nearby. There we met some local young people. Katrin showed us how wonderful she can play the piano. Then we played some energizers outside but because of the enormous mosquitoes we had to move to the gym. The visit ended with an international basketball match. All participants we winnersJ
Finally at 23 o’clock exhausted we arrived at our lovely town of Kuressare.It was a really unforgettable day – 26th August 2010!
5th day at KURESSAARE!ITALIAN WORKSHOP&ENERGIZER,VISIT TO CASTLE,LOT OF FUN AT THE POOL AND DIVERSITY NIGHT No 2!!!
After breakfast,the Italian group created two human knots with their energizer which we fortunately untied..!!After this nice game,we all watched the 5 guy's workshop which may shocked a little in the beginning,but was showing the reality about pollution and other global problems.Lunch at the school cafeteria and after this,a visit to the marvelous episcopal castle which may impress from the exterior but the real impressions are born while watching the historical facts which are presented inside of it.The exhibition of the flora and fauna of the island is a real attraction.The visit at the castle was followed by another visit to something typical at saaremaa.The spa.Whoever took the decision to come probably didn t regreted it since the options for game were so many..Turkish bath,Finnish bath,water cumbs and many other activities with water gave us the opportunity to relax,get wet and feel like small children!Time is passing really quickly here at kuressaare and we had to dinner(thank god marcus drive us back to the hostel cause many shirts are still wet from the strong rain) and get back to our base for the remaining workshop based on the italian theme as well as the diversity night No2 which contained a tasty competition among the esthonian memebers of the group,esthonian dances&songs,as well as sketches and other funny games.
Time to go to bed wishing for more days like the one that just passed! Greek KURESSAAREANS
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
The morning was a little hard on some of the participants because the previous night we were experiencing Kuressaare`s night life. Or as we called it: We were Kurassaaring :)
First we learned how to make anti-stress balls with rice, foil and a balloon. We then played a game with our balls and in the end we got really close. So our brains are working, our bodies are warmed up and we were ready for kuressaareing in Kuressaare.
After a good meal our minds and bodies were completely recovered. It was time to work on our presentation and workshop. After a good brainstorming we wrote down some ideas and drew some pictures for the workshop. First we started with en energizer called the samurai that ended with Kristoss screaming KUUREESSAAREE !
The topic of our presentation was Media education and first we showed a video from the web page www.mediaed.org called Consuming Kids.
Then each group picked out a product that they will have to sell and a target group to sell it to (for instance: old couple who is using internet)
In the evening we played a game called diversity night #1.
The Estonian hosting group tried to presented the Estonian stereotipes about the other countries who are participating in the exchange.
It was dynamic, with food and drink testing, acting and picture recognition. We observed Italians playing football, a greek in a toga, the Slovenian cross skiing,...
Everybody was surprised that yoghurt originally comes from Bolgaria, but everybody connected olives to Greece.
Surprisingly we (the Slovenian team) won...maybe it`s related to our bad habit of gossiping.
We were rewarded with nice prizes for all our knowledge :)
People with some energy left to experience the traditional sauna party, while others fell asleep exhausted.
Just another average day in Kuressaare.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
We hope that active youth from Saaremaa will help us with our project and that we'll meet lots of interesnig people here.
As a whole the day was terrific !!!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
|First we went for a dinner :)|
|Then we got to know Kuressaare and tried to enter the castle (unsuccessfully unfortunately)|
|Did some sport activities....|
|Got to know the local nightlife...|
|Went for the late night swim (the photo how we went there)|
|We worked really hard on the programme...|
|We had a discussion about the practical things...|
|The meeting in the meeting room :)|
|We showed how strong can Estonian women be...|
|Group photo! From the left: Salvo, Katrin, Margus, Triin, Guri, Heleri, Elias, Bojan, George, Getter and Gregor|
|We did some horseriding...|
|We tried to become the wind mill men|
|We saw some mermaids..|
|Visited the Kaali crater...|
|Experienced Estonian culture...|
|Not to forget the sauna...|
|Had a meeting (and some pancakes)|
|Visited Kadriorg in Tallinn|