THE VISIT TO INSTANBUL Between the 3th and 9th June some students and teachers from Portugal and Poland involved in our project were in Istanbul. Portuguese students and teachers stayed together at Agan hotel. We were received by 23 NİSAN İLKÖĞRETİM OKULU with beautiful dances!Students, teachers and the headmaster ofthe school made us feel home!Together we discussed the project - what wehad already done and what we have to do. But we also had lot of relax moments and time to discover a beautiful city made of a myriad of cultures, religions and kind people!
Everywhere we were surrounded by beautiful monuments and places full of history! The BlueMosque; Dolmabahçe Palace; the Topkapi Palace; The Aya Sofya; the famous Grand Bazaarand lots of other interesting places….The cruise on the Bosphoru showed us a coast "painted" with imperial palaces and wonderfulcorners. The dinner offered by the Istanbul Regional Education Ministry allowed us to experience some of the various turkish flavors and have a wonderful view over the city.
And we have still time to an unforgettable picnic with delicious food, games and dancings.For us, the journey did not end with the return home: the experiences are still present.Every day we revisit places, remember people, tastes, images, landscapes and especiallythe students and teachers who welcomed us so well!Our thanks to all Turkish students.Our thanks to all teachers!Our thanks to the headmaster of the Turkish school!Our thanks to the Istanbul Regional Education MinistryThey were all wonderful!!!Till next meeting in Portugal!! The Portuguese team (teachers and students)