OUR TRIP TO POLAND
First day: Thursday, 13th. October
We took our flight at 6:30 am and we arrived in Wien at 8:30. We stayed at the
airport having a coffee for two hours and then we took the second flight to Warsaw at
12:30 pm. When we arrived at Warsaw airport, we waited for the Turkish students.
Finally we took a small bus and we went to the hotel in Pulawy where we would
stay for the whole week.
Second day: Friday, 14th. October
We went to the Polish school and met all students from Comenius Project. They
showed us their school and then we were divided into international groups to work on
some information about the city. This day was Teacher’s day in Poland and students
gave presents to their teachers and everybody was wearing elegant clothes. Besides,
they hold a ceremony where they sang, danced and their headmistress gave a speech.
In the afternoon, we finished working on some tasks about Pulawy and then we
Later that day, we went to a pizzeria to have dinner with the Polish and Turkish
people. The Polish students had to translate the menu because it wasn’t written in
English! We had a lot of fun!
Third day: Saturday, 15th. October
In the morning, we went to the Polish
school and we worked on recycling in
international groups. Then, we showed our
presentations about sardanes and panellets.
Later, we went to the gym and we taught the
other students how to dance sardanes. The
Turkish and the Polish people practiced our
dance and they also showed their traditional
dances to us. Then we ate a typical Polish lunch
at the school canteen and after that we made and
cooked panellets. They were delicious!
In the evening, we went to Kazimierz
Dolny by public bus. Kazimierz Dolny is a village with a nice market and beautiful
buildings. We bought souvenirs, food and gloves because the weather was very cold.
Afterwards, we returned to the hotel and had dinner. The Polish girls came to the hotel
to pick us up and we went to the karaoke. We sang a lot of songs in English and in
Fourth day: Sunday, 16th. October
We got up at 6:00 am and took a bus to go to Warsaw at 7:00 am. The journey
took about 3 hours and we arrived at 10:00 am. A tourist guide was waiting for us. She
showed us the ancient town centre and explained some curiosities about some
important places. Then, at 1:30 p.m., we took the bus again to go to Lazienki Park.
There we saw the monument to Chopin and some animals such as squirrels and
Afterwards, we went to a shopping
mall which was next to a famous cultural
centre and high buildings and we had
lunch at Mc Donalds. At around 4 p.m. we
went back to the bus and we returned to
Pulawy. We had dinner at the hotel and
then Xènia and Jessica decided to stay at
the hotel while Sonia, Marina, Paola and
the Spanish teachers went for a walk. It
was pretty cold so they went inside a supermarket and bought some typical Polish
Sixth day: Monday, 17th. October
At 7:45 in the morning the students
from all countries met at the hotel to go to
Lublin, the main city of the region. We
visited the university where some
researchers showed us how to reduce soil
pollution. Later we went for a walk to the city
centre and we had lunch all together.
In the evening we visited a recycling
plant which was located near Pulawy. One
of the workers explained how they separate
all the trash depending on the material and
whether it can be recycled or not. They also showed us what they do with organic
rubbish to make the most out of it. The visit was very interesting, but the place smelled
very bad so we didn’t stay there for too long. Later on that day, the Polish school
invited all to have dinner in a pizzeria. After having dinner, we returned to the hotel
where we practiced the presentations we would show at school the following day.
Seventh day: Tuesday, 18 th. October
On Tuesday morning we went to visit the Institute of Soil Science and
Cultivation State Research Institute in Pulawy. In this Institute a researcher (Jaroslaw
Stalenga) gave a lecture about plant cultivation (vegetables) and the characteristic soil
in Pulawy and also about the main
objectives of the project he is working on.
After the conference, we went to the
Polish school and we visited their organic
garden. Then, all the students made
presentations about the endangered
species and the beauties in nature that can
be found in each country. After that, all
students started to work on our trip diaries
while the teachers were also working on their report. When
we finished our diaries, we showed them to the rest of the
international groups and to our teachers.
Later, we had lunch at the hotel and we had some
free time. Some of us went to buy some presents and others
decided to go to a discotheque at the Polish school. We
danced a lot and we spent a good time with all the students.
Later on our teachers joined us at the disco and they danced
too. It was very funny!
Finally we went to the hotel and we said goodbye to
our friends. Saying goodbye was a bit hard; we were sad but
also happy somehow because during these days in Poland
we had made some friends, some really good friends!!
Last day: Wednesday, 19th. October
We woke up at 7:00 and had breakfast very fast! Later, the Turkish people and
us took a bus to Warsaw. When we arrived at the airport we said goodbye to the
Turkish people because their plane was leaving Warsaw sooner than ours. After that,
we took our first plane from Warsaw to Zurich. When we arrived in Zurich we
immediately took the second plane to Barcelona and we met our parents, who were
extremely happy to see us, and us to see them too. We didn’t stay there for a long time
because it was already late and the next day we had to go to school where we would
see our classmates and would share this great adventure.