La primera movilidad de este curso 2013/2014 de nuestro proyecto COMENIUS fue a Achim. Estuvimos allí la semana a caballo entre noviembre y diciembre y fue otra experiencia inolvidable. Aquí os dejo la impresión que tuvieron cada una de las cuatro chicas que estuvieron allí.
Paula: Hi! My name is Paula and I am going to talk about my experience in the Comenius project in Achim, Germany. I have been five days in Achim and it was an unforgettable experience. In this trip I have met a lot of people. I have been in Selin’s house, her family was good with me and I was very well in her house. The first day I arrived there at half past ten more or less I don’t remember well.. Selin was waiting me in the Airport, when I arrived we went to her high school, it was very big! In the afternoon we went to walk around the Achim city and after we went to ice-skate. On second day we had gone to the high school and we rested there all the morning, after we went to Bremen and we visited the Christmas Market, it was fantastic. On third day we went to the Mercedes-Benz plant and in the afternoon I went to Bremen with Selin and other people of Comenius projecto too. On fourth day we visited Klimahaus, it’s a museum with a temperture of the differents cities on the world, I liked it so much. The last day we went to the Airport at half past ten. I had a good time in Achim because there the people were fantastic. I want to come back one day. I miss the Comenius people!
Amparo: This comenius trips has been one of my best experiences. I got to know a lot of people and they were all really nice. I’ve liked everything about it, the family, the trip to Bremen and seeing the Christmas Market, the climate house… although I couldn’t stand the hot spots because they were suffocating. And I’ve really enjoyed selling things at our own Christmas Market in Achim. Even though sometimes when I said hello people passed by without answering because they weren’t going to buy anything, but that’s OK. In the extra-scholar hours we did lots of things and I got to see Achim, meet new people and the last night I got to try some non-alcoholic cocktails with other students and that was very nice. I also liked the fireworks and bowling because I was the third! The presentations were also good but my fellow students started passing the diagrams from mine and by the time I finished the title of my presentation, the next student’s was on screen… it was really embarrassing. The worst part of it all was saying goodbye because I had got very attached and I knew I wasn’t going to see them in a while. But it was nice seeing them for the last time before going to the plane.
I shall talk about my great experience in Achim, a cute city of Germany where I had lots of good moments.
The leaving day, I got up at 3 o´clock, (yes, I got up, because anyway I could sleep!). I made my parents to wake up very quickly and without any breakfast and without any tranquility, I said goodbye to my asleep sister and left the house. I was talking all the way to the airport and now I´m not able to remember what, but I only know I was really nervous and I couldn´t be restless any time. I met with my friends at the check-in, we all were excited, but we had to say goodbye to our families and with an enormous hug we entered to pass the controls. When we were in the plane, my friend Amparo and I were also talking and laughing all the travel long, so we made our teachers and the rest of the passengers crazy, poor them! I think that nerves made us talk and talk and talk and talk without a break. We were almost landing and I shouted: We are in Germany!!! Yes, we were in Germany and the nerves increased, only some minutes and I would meet my twin, Sarah, and her family. She welcomed my with a smile and a hug and I thought: Well Ana, this girl is cool! Her mother was lovely with my and they brought me to their house, in which I was like in a film; I fell in love with the house! Later, we came back to the airport for Irene, the Italian girl, she was really nice and funny and both of us thought that we were quite similar. We arrived to the house and started to think something to do… so what about German monopoly? Then, we ate something and went to Devorah´s house and made cookies! At least, I tried not to disturb too much! I´m not really good at cooking but I made my very best of me. We sang some carols and somewhere over the rainbow…or we tried it! The first day had finished and I didn´t realize it until I was with my pyjama and with Irene sleeping in the other bed, next to me.
The second day was full of presentations of each country and I think we used it to make international friends. We were shown the high school and I got shocked because we went upstairs, downstairs, corridors, more corridors… it was enormous! I ate kartoffelsalat for the first time in my life there, in the high, with other guys of England, Poland and of course, Germany. In the afternoon, we went to Bremen to see the Christmas market. For me, a very beautiful city, like a fairytale, I felt like a child that only said: `Please! Let´s take a photo here, and there, and there too´ so I can say I have a little piece of that wonderful place. The Christmas market was amazing and I cannot remember how many sweets I ate that evening, I thought Sarah wanted me to gained weight to eat me! (Just joking!!)
The third day we sold all the things that each country made. It was really funny because Polish guys and we were talking German people but we didn´t know what we were saying and very bad pronounced for me. But our work functioned and some people came to buy something. We ate a kebab for lunch and then we took a bus to go to Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. It was really interesting because we could see how a car is made step by step. At night, we had dinner at Sarah´s house with more friends with a raclette. It was absolutely delicious, I loved it and I love it! I had never seen something like that and I have to find one here, in my city. After dinner, we sang with a piano, played by Felicity, and English girl. He played marvelously and we sang like a choir, from carols to rock songs as The eye of tiger, it was powerful! they can understand what I mean…
On Saturday, we visited the Klimahaus in Bremen. It was a sort of special museum in which we were exposed to temperatures from Alaska to Africa, we breathed the humidity of the jungle at night … it was a travel through a meridian, quite interesting and funny! We went bowling. I was really bad at that but I discovered that my English teacher, Rafa, was really good, like a professional! I finally found my wished German chocolate and I bought a lot for my family, friends, and of course, for me.
And finally, the last day, Sunday. Irene was leaving very soon that morning, so I begged her to wake up me to say goodbye to her, and she did it. I was very tired and sad, I didn´t want it to finish, I didn´t want to say bye. I came back to bed and my alarm rang mistakenly. I opened my eyes and I was alone, and it was strange because I got used to see her every morning… I disconnected my alarm and went to bed again without my Italian partner, very disconcerting. My turn arrived so I prepared my suitcase filled of presents of Sarah´s family and in my ears, beautiful earrings made by Irene, she is genial doing that. In the car, going to the airport, Sarah and I were making monkey faces with her parent´s sunglasses. And inevitably, I had to say goodbye to Sarah in the first place I said hello. I hugged her and her family, and I turned round with a family in Germany, with a sister in Italy and lots of friends all over the world. Sarah, I´m waiting for you here, I want to be your guide again!
I think Comenius has been a amazing experience. It’s an opportunity that happens once in your lifetime. I recommend everybody to participate on it if they have the chance. I have met people of different countries with different characteristics, but all of them are unforgetable for me. Maybe, the previous moments are always very bad, because you are so nervious and you are afraid of this new experience, but then, when you meet the family and your twin, everything goes better and you get confidence. I would repeat it if somebody gave me the opportunity.