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HUNGARY 2010WE KICKED OFF THE COMENIUS EXPERIENCE WITH THIS TRIP. EVERYTHING WAS NEWTO US; IT WAS THE FIRST CONTACT WITH TEACHERS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES ANDNOT KNOWING EACH OTHER MADE US FEEL UNEASY. HOWEVER, WE WERE VERYEXCITED AND MOTIVATED.THE TRIP DIDN’T DISAPPOINT. FROM THE MOMENT WE ARRIVED WE FELT GENUINELYWELCOMED, A FEELING THAT ACCOMPANIED US EVERY DAY.EGÉSZSÉGÉRE! A WORD UNKNOWN TO US AND DIFFICULT TO PRONOUNCE BUTNEXT TO A GLASS OF PALINKA AND WITH GOOD COMPANY IT CREATED A WARMATMOSPHERE.WE LEARNED LOTS OF THINGS ABOUT THE CULTURE, TRADITIONS AND FOLKLORE INHUNGARY AND WE ENJOYED THEM DANCING AND PRACTICING OUR MARKSMANSHIPWITH THE BOW AND ARROW.
We were lucky to be there for the feast of St. Martin as it allowed us todiscover its history and how it is currently celebrated. We visited manyplaces of his route across the country:The Church of St. Martin and the cathedral in Szombathely, Vámoscsaládand Pannonhalma.
As teachers, what we wanted to learn the most about was the school and theeducational work being performed there and we really enjoyed being a part ofsinging songs in music class, craftworks and English classes.
Some curiosities that caught our attention were the musical breaksbetween classes, the change of shoes to enter the classroom, theHungarian alphabet, the silence and respect in the canteen or the flexibleschedule depending on age and environment.Finally let’s not forget the food: goulash, hot fruit soup, twin croissants,paprika, strudel...It was a peaceful and unforgettable experience for us as teachers as wellas individuals.Búcsú