Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Folk costumes presentation in the school

2017 is the year of national costume in Lithuania. Nation-wide there are a lot of folk events and concerts. We had the opportunity to represent our traditional costumes - German and Hungarian as well. In the school of Ignalina we showed students of 7th grade our this part of our culture. After an introduction and a movie about Lithuanian costumes and our presentation we added an active part for the students. They could colour some patterns or make bookmarks. Maybe we do this next week.

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Last weekend we had the chance not only to visit the festival Labanorine but also take a look at the visitor's centre there. Then we went to the local market and we bought cups as souvenirs. There was some concert and finally fireworks.  It was a very nice opportunity the visit Labanoras.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Brasilian folk evening

Recently we had some special guests who travelled far ;)
Lovely people, sunshine and of course good food! Enjoy these pictures like we enjoyed the evening :)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Boat event in Paluse

There was a quite big event in Palsue. This is the beginning of the summer season, and luckily we had a wonderful weather on saturday. The Boat event had a diverse program, like basketball, volleyball, concerts, "figuriada", fireworks and of course boat races. I was very happy because a lot of pepole came from Ignalina and surrounding villages. The village was full of life and we enjoyed it very much. 
At the beginning of summer Paluse is pretty quiet, but day by day more and more tourists come for holidays. It was a very good opportunity to take part in the traditional boat races and celebrate with local people. 

By the way Cihan visited us, actually he  is living in Utena. He is also volunteer from Turkey, we met on the arrival training and he is living the closest place among volunteers. So I guess it was  the best occasion to meet with each other. 

the boat race, I did my best :) 

Erika, Susi and me

Aukštaitija national park tent

The celebrating crowd on the main street

Figuriada ( people jumped in different kind of pose into the lake)


Let's meet at the seaside!

Unbelievable but true: lithuanian summer finally arrived! 
So what are you supposed to do? Right, enjoy a weekend with your EVS friends in Klaipeda.
How? Our coordinating organisation Deineta organised a meeting in Pajurio Regional Park.

As we are living quite far away we already arrived on friday. Lucky us spend an extra night in Klaipeda! Discover the nightlife and meet friends!

On saturday it was time for a EVS family reunion. We were invited to the visitors center in Karklė. We had the chance to talk about our experiences, projects and expectations. Nerijus and Leonas checked on us; if we get approppriate tasks or we are making progress in our learning process and of course if we feel usefull and well. 
So a bit of reflecting and also inspiration for future projects.

After these few hours it was time to seize the day and go to the beach. Couldn't have been any better. Sun was shining, water was warm more or less and a light summer breeze.

Of course there has to be another night in the city! Enjoying some music and one or two drinks.

And in case you were wondering: we went also to curonian spit and got some amber!

All what's left to say is: Thanks guys for this awesome weekend! Hope to meet you again soon!