The day started early in the morning, at 7.30am I was at the bus going to school, I arrived and went to see my Portuguese group. The German teacher told us to go to the atrium to present our work. Every country did their presentation, the Germans started, after them the Irish followed and then the Swedish and French and we were the last group; every single one of us was so nervous, but it ended up really well, we presented our power point and our video and everyone applauded, our teachers were taking photos and recording and to be honest it was a rewarding experience to see them so happy and proud. This was the end of our work and the funny part was about to start!
We were all separated into groups, in each group here was needed at least one person from each country, and so we did it. The objective of these groups was to choose a traditional dish/dessert from each country and write down the recipe, our group went to the library to write down everything. All the recipes concluded, it was time for us to put on our jackets to go to the supermarket and buy all the ingredients. While at the supermarket I looked at the prices and I was amazed, things there were cheaper, so I went to find the Portuguese to show them and we ended up at a chocolate corridor amazed with the variety of chocolate and how cheap they were compared to chocolate in Portugal. My group was the last to finish the purchases, and after that we put everything in the teacher’s car and walked together to the school where we were going to cook.
Everything ready and set to start cooking, the kitchen was huge and there was space for all of us! Everyone cooked a traditional dish/dessert from one’s country, I was with João Tomás and we decided to cook sweet rice, everything was going just fine and then we noticed that someone had used our milk…Bastian (French boy) used our milk to do his crepes, we needed it and we kind of freaked out but the German teacher helped us to solve the problem and got us the milk! We cooked in total 8 trays of sweet rice! It was really good to see everyone working together to cook and the best was that at the end we got to eat everything!
We left school at 4pm, and I went with Nuno and Kevin (Nuno’s host) to Kevin’s house to chill out for 1 hour. At 5.30pm we left Kevin´s house to go to the train station to meet some of the Erasmus+ students. We were going to what we called the “German Bounce” a place full of trampolines in Hagen, we got on the train all together to get there. It was an awesome evening and at the end we ate some Kebab together and went for a walk in Hagen.
This day was amazing full of great experiences and surrounded by awesome people!