In the middle of April 2018, we set off for Turkey, the next host country in the project Erasmus+. We settled in a cosy town of VEZİRKÖPRÜ in Samsun province and spent very nice moments with our host school named KÖPRÜLÜLER ANADOLU LİSESİ. The whole week was amazingly planned with plentiful activities providing both educational goals and entertainment at once.
Monday started, as usual, with a visit of the school and lessons as well as with students´ presentations on the main topic of the project. After lunch we walked through the town and we were officially invited in the building of the town hall. Even though the meeting was supposed to be official, we were treated in a very kind and friendly way as a family, rather than quests from a foreign country. The hospitability of all people we met during our visit was quite remarkable.
Next days we began to travel. On Tuesday we visited Anatolia in Amasya region which is famous for its tombs carved into the mountains over the town. We could also see interesting exhibition of mummies in a local museum.
On Wednesday morning we focused on our project work and workshops. After lunch we set off for a cruise to Sahinkaya Canyon, a remarkable experience capped with the delicious dinner in a fish restaurant.
Thursday was again about travelling. A coastal city of Samsun with its super modern private hospital, a city museum, traditional Turkish bazaar and ballet astonished us all.
Friday was a day dedicated to sport activities. All the countries competed in various sports, such as football, volleyball, basketball, taekwondo and box. Last evening a farewell party was held – we were enjoying lovely meals and were dancing in the rhythm of Italian, Turkish, Spanish, Romanian, Dutch, Czech and German songs.
We already look forward to November when we will become a host country.