Tuesday, the 9th of March,2010
Today was the big day. At 5 o`clock Mathilde finally arrived. I picked her up with my mom from my college. She came home and we had a quiet dinner with my family. After that, we went out with a couple of my colleagues and 2 of Mathilde`s friends : Cecillie and Siedsel .
Wednesday , the 10th of March ,2010
Today, Mathilde and I went to school and she meet my colleagues and a part of my teachers. It was great because se got the opportunity to know more about our country and everybody treated her like she was a part of my classroom . we had some activities at the auditorium hall about our city and our college.
I had a Danish class with a teacher named Denis and Mathilde had a Romanian class. It was awesome because we learned words in Danish / Romanian and we tried to communicate in out natives languages , not in English. We had a lot of fun.
In the afternoon we went to the mall with the hall group. We shopped and played bowling. Mathilde was really great. She won and I was so glad that she really seemed to be enjoying the game.
After that , we went to a short walk throw the city and to the Danube`s cliff.
Thursday, the 11th of March , 2010
Today we had an activity at the auditorium hall about personalities of our city and college and a brief presentation about Horsens.
Today we visited some of our memorial houses and some of our monuments .
I had the opportunity to show Mathilde my city and to talk with her. Tonight we had a little chat about our families and our friends and it was great to find out more about her and about Denmark. After that we packed and rested for the trip.
Friday, the 12th of March,2010
In the morning we left for Brasov. I stayed with her in the bus and we talked about the roud. We visited some memorial houses : Ion Grigorescu, George Enescu, Ion Luca Caragiale, Iulia Hasdeu. Our favourite was Iulia Hasdeu`s memorial house , even if it was pretty scary.
We arrived at our hotel and we spend some quality time together. We all gathered in a big room ,here in the hotel, and we played music and we danced and it was so nice. We all had such a great time. We all had the opportunity to know each other better .
Saturday , the 13th of March, 2010
Today was a full day. We visited the Bran Castle and the Rasnov Castle in Brasov. Unfortunately Rasnov Castle was in renovation and we couldn`t visit it. After that we had some free time in Brasov where we shopped. Later that day we arrived at the hotel and repeat the episode with the music and dance.
Sunday, the 14th of March,2010
We spend our last trip day visiting Peles Castle , the memorial house of Petre Ispirescu. We also visited Busteni resort and ate the best shaorma ever. We arrived home and we slept about 12 hours because we were very tired after the trip were we had so much fun .
Monday, the 15th of March ,2010
The special thing about today was that after school ,in the afternoon ,we went to a boat ride to the Danube river.
At 7 o`clock my parents and I held a special traditional dinner with the Danish coordinators of the project. It was one of the best nights because we had the opportunity to show them how hospitable are the Romanians. My mother prepared traditional food for them. I invited another girl that was involved in the project . I think that it was an interesting experience for them too because I think that the teachers were as interested in our customs as the pupils.
We talked about a lot of topics like history , geography, tradition , culture and the most pleasant topic was ,of course: how us , the Romanian and Danish teenagers , spend our free time.
Tuesday,the 16th of March ,2010
Today we visited Galati. This is a vey close city. We saw the University of Galati. After that we saw a play Maria Filloti theatre. There was a man and a women that sang Romanian traditional songs.
Tonight Mathilde and I watched a movie that both, Mathilde and I, waited to appear for a coupe of months. I thing that we really bonded tonight . We laughed a lot and we took some pictures together. We had a pajama party.
Wednesday , the 17th of March,2010
We started the day with a big laugh because when we got out of bed I was so sleepy that I`ve forgot what day was and I thought that it was Saturday and I didn`t had to get up so early. We dressed , ate and went to school.
In the afternoon we went to the Museum of Braila and attended to an art program. There were some students that danced, sang and recited poems. It even was a girl that sang a Danish song. I didn`t understood the lyrics but the Danish students said that it was a song about harmony and nature.
Because this was her last night in Romanian and our last night together, we went to a pub with some other Romanian and Danish students. We had a lot of fun because we dances and sang songs..in English of course. We said “good bye” properly.
After we arrived home, I helped her to pack and I gave her my present for her. I hope that she liked it an that she will not forget me until I will visit her next year.
We talked and it seemed like the time was flying away so quickly because we got in bed very late. We ustill had some things to talk about and I think that we will never get bored together.
Thursday, the 18th of March,2010
At 6 o`clock in the morning I
accompanied her to the bus. We said good bye and we hugged
. It was a very emotional moment because everybody was crying and we all wanted to spend a little more time together. I really got used with her presence, even if she stayed such a short time at my place . I think that I will really miss her a lot. This was a great experience for me because I`ve learned so much from Mathilde Randlev Møller , my new friend Mathilde.
I think that after this first part of the project I`ve become more open minded about other countries and I`ve really understood the real mean of the European Union: that we all are the same and different in the same time and that in fact, we all have to be friends . We all have to learn how to accept each other and more than that, to collaborate in peace and understanding and maybe one day all of the Globe`s countries will have the same principles and objectives.