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)
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!
This week we took part in a presentation
about own country folk costume. So We prepared some interesting facts and
videos about traditional folk art. Sadly no one of the local people showed up,
but anyways our colleagues with their families were there. We had a lot of fun,
tea and cookies. We learned a lot about our own traditions and as well about
Lithuanian folk costumes. It was a special day for me because my mother came to
visit me. The presentation was a challenge for me because I never did it
before. So all in all we had a very nice event we hope for the next event more
local people will come.
Here is our Volunteer story in Lithuania, Susi
from Germany and Zsani from Hungary. We arrived 1 month ago and are living at
the nature school. Our working place is the national park centre in Palῡšė. We participated
on some events, like Easter and cleaning events. We really enjoyed playing and painting
eggs with children, they were very friendly. Events like these are good
opportunities to learn about Lithuanian culture and habits. Also we hope that
our cleaning events motivate people to care more about the environment.