Italy by Luka Varga, Croatia


We travelled to Italy. We went by plane and liked it because it was my first time flying by plane. When we came in Messina my host was at the bus station and we went to his flat. I liked him and his family because they were nice to me. Next morning when we woke up we took breakfast at some caffie bar where we ate brioche and granita and we liked it. Then we saw their main cathedral, we climbed up on the clock tower and we saw the whole Messina. They showed to us the rest of the town: their museum, church, statue… Then we went to our host’s home. We had lunch which my host’s mum made and I liked it. Then Marco (my host) and I lied down for a minute or hour and then we went to my friend’s (Iva) host (Silvia) and we had a game night. We played Risik and Cluedo. Next day we woke up early and we went to school. Some students took us through school and we had some activities in IT and art lab and a presentation which I liked. Then we had international lunch. Some countries bring a lot of taste things. After that we went to an old ancient town Taormina. It was fun to see some old towns. We came home late because we had a diner there and we spend some time hanging near the fountain. Next day in school we had a presentation and we had an Europene parliament. And then we visit some museum about culture and music. Next day we also had a presentation and then activities at IT lab. After school we had  free time so went in shopping. We bought some suveniers and then we played Laser tag which I liked very much. We had  dinner in a pizzeria next to the Laser tag. Their pizza’s are the best. Next day was our last day there. We had some activities at IT an art lab. That was fun. Then we had  lunch at a restourant. After that we took a photo of all students and host’s. I was sad when we went home. Marco and his family were so nice to me and so good. We went home by plane which I also liked. That was my trip to Italy that I’ll never forget.


Luka Varga, 7th class

Osnovna škola Višnjevac, Croatia


Italy by Iva Komar, Croatia


 Saturday, October the 7th 2017, this day finally come.

I am very excited and happy. We said goodbye to our parents and started our journey. We were driving through Hungary to get to the airport in Budapest. We are really happy so we were laughing all the time.

When we got to the airport we took our bags and went to the airport control. After some time we got in the plane, very nervous because this was my first flight. We arrived in Messina around midnight. Our host families took us to their homes.

The next day, Sunday my host, Silvia and I went sight-seeing. Messina is really beautiful and i love it.

On Monday we went to school. We had presentations „In their shoes“ and international lunch where we tried meals and products from other countries who are also  included in project.

Then we went to Taormina – a city that had the most beautiful view.

On Tuesday we had „Human Rights Tree“ presentations and after that we had European Junior Parliament session. I really enjoyed that and I think that was really interesting.

We also visited Museo Cultura e Musica dei Peloritani. It was very interesting and I liked it, especially when we heard all their old traditional instruments.

On Wednesday we had some activities in the school. We went home to eat and then went to shopping. I bought a lot of things, most for my family. Later we went to Laser tag.

The Thursday come. The farewell day.

We had some activities in school and then we went to a restaurant where we ate different types of Italian famous meal – pizza. It was delicious.

Then we had to say goodbye. It was very emotional and sad but we were very happy that we met each other.  We exchanged phone numbers so we will stay in contact.

When the moment of departure with my host family arrived, I was really sad. We took a photo together at the bus station. We cried but we were happy we all got the chance to meet each other. We promised to see each other again.

The End,   Iva

Iva Komar, 8th class

Osnovna škola Višnjevac, Croatia

Roberto’s diary of Szczecin days


Hi 😄 I’m Roberto and I’m from Italy 🇮🇹 . Between 18th and 24th of March I spent maybe one of the best week in my life, and so now I want to tell you something about it ✨.

I left Messina on Saturday morning at 4.00 p.m. ✈️ and, because of Etna eruption 🌋, I arrived in Szczecin on Sunday at about 3.00 p.m.. 😓
So, after a very stressful journey, I finally arrived in Poland 🇵🇱, where I was heartily welcomed by my host family 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦. It was made up by Peter 🤴🏼(my host mate), his brothers Marek 👦🏼and Arthur 👶🏼 and his parents 💑.

On the way to get home from the city centre 🏩, where my host family took me, I immediately realised that my week would be great 💫. They are very friendly and treated me as a member of the family. After a shower 🛁 I had dinner, a delicious dinner. Monica (the mum) 👩🏻‍🍳cooked for me pasta with vegetables 🍲 and a salad 🥗, and I really enjoyed them 😋.
After dinner we went to Peter’s grandparents’ house 👵🏻👴🏻, because it was the name day of Peter’s grandad. We ate a cake 🎂 and took some photos together 📸, and then Peter and I went to the city centre again 🌃, where we met the Erasmus guys 🤝. We spent the rest of our time in Galaxy Centrum, a big shops centre 🛍, in which there is also a bowling 🎳 where we played.

On Monday it was my first day of school in Poland 🏠, so I was quite excited. I woke up early 🌅, I got ready 👔 and I went to school with Peter 🚶🏽🚶🏼. There, after a school sightseeing, we played in the gym 🏐 and this made us know each other better. At 13 we had an international lunch 🍽 , in which I had the opportunity to eat something from every country 🌏. Some of these foods were very strange, like the reindeer meat 🦌 from Finland 🇫🇮, and some very good, like chorizo from Spain 🇪🇸 and chocolate 🍫 from England 🇬🇧.

In the afternoon we went to meet Peter’s aunt, Katarzyna 👱🏻‍♀️, and we had dinner together. After dinner we spent time together 🎯 and then Peter and I went to Galaxy Centrum, where we met the others. There we went to play pool 🎱 and here Elena 👧🏻, a girl from Spain 🇪🇸, taught me to play.

On Tuesday Peter and I went to school at 9.00 a.m. and there we rehearsed our show 🎭. We had lunch in the restaurant🍴with our teachers 👩🏻‍🏫 👨🏼‍🏫 and in the afternoon we went to Szczecin Underground (an anti-nuclear refuge) ⛑⚠️. But before, while the teachers were still at the restaurant, we (young people) went to the sweet factory 🍬, where we had the opportunity to make our lollipops 🍭, and to the most famous ice creams’s shop 🍦in Szczecin. Then we went back home, because we were very tired 😴.

Wednesday was maybe the best day of the week 🥇. In the morning we went to school, where we made a debate about migration 👣 . After this Parliament we acted in our show 🤹🏽‍♂️🎪 and after the show we made a “migration banner” 👨‍🎨. While we were working, some journalists came to our school and interviewed me and other guys 🎤and in the evening I saw myself during the news of a national channel of the polish TV 📺😎.

In the afternoon we went to Karolina’s house 👱🏼‍♀️🏡, where we had a party 🎉. I really enjoyed that time because I was with people that I really liked 👍🏻 and we spent all the time playing together and knowing each other better 💞. In the evening 🌌 we went back home, because our day was funny but also tiring 😴🛌.

On Thursday I was very sad because it was the last day 😭. In the morning I went to school, where our polish friends gave us a lot of gifts 🎁 and where we greet the foreign teachers 👋🏻. During the afternoon I went to the cinema with Peter 📽 and there we saw King Kong 🐒. Then we went to Aleksandra’s house (Peter’s aunt) because she really loves ❤️ Italy 🇮🇹 and she wanted to meet me. She cooked for me a delicious Italian dinner 😋. But in the evening we went to the city centre 🌃 , where the others were. There we spent our time together playing and joking 🙃.
At midnight we had to go back home because there weren’t buses later 🚌, so we had to greet each other 😫👋🏻.

On Friday I woke up at 5.00 a.m. because I wanted to greet my host brother and my host father, who had to go to school/work early 🐓🌅. Then I placed my suitcases, I greeted my host mum, and I went to IBIS hotel 🏩 where my teachers were waiting for me. At 10.00 I said goodbye to Peter and I left Szczecin behind 😔. We went to Berlin, where we had a flight. In the bus we were with the Spanish 🇪🇸 and the Finnish guys 🇫🇮, so we spent the last hours together. At the airport we had to greet and we took our flight to Catania 🛩.

Now I just want to thank Elena and Ana from Spain 🇪🇸, Riku and Aleksi from Finland 🇫🇮, Helena and Ana from Portugal 🇵🇹, Helena and Karla from Croatia 🇭🇷, Hannah and Lauren from England 🇬🇧, all the polish guys (as Maks, Gabi, Kamila, Daria, Karolina, Wiktoria …) 🇲🇨 and, obviously, Peter and his family 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦, because without them my experience in Poland wouldn’t be so nice ❤️.

Marco’s diary of Szczecin days

I left from Messina at 4 am of Saturday morning, the night before I was so excited that I couldn’t sleep in fact i slept a few hours on the coach going to the airport. Once arrived in Catania I checked in my baggage and then I went to the gate in order to wait for my flight but unfortunately I had to stay there until 1:00 am because my flight had been delayed because of Etna eruption so I lost also the connection to Berlin and I had to spend the day in a hotel close to Milan airport. That was a horrible and stressfull day but altough this fact I was still hopeful about the journey. The following day I took the 7:00 am flight to Rome in order to take it another one to Berlin, for sure one more tiring day. This time I had no troubles and I got to Sczeczin without any problems, there Daria, my erasmus buddy and her father came to Ibis hotel in order to take me to her home. When I arrived to Daria’s house I was very pleased of her family hospitality in fact they made for me special Italian chicken cutlets and typical Polish boiled potatoes which were so delicious. During lunch I started talking with them about Polish and Italian customs and traditions and I also found out that Daria had been to Italy several times with her family on holidays because she has an Italian relative from Bolzano. After lunch I rested for a few hours and then I went to the shopping centre with Daria to meet the other Erasmus guys, that place was so huge and beautiful. At the beginning I was a bit shy at them because I didn’t know them well but when we started playing bowling we had a lot of fun together talking about our interests and hobbies in our countries and comparing our law points. After that Veronika’s brother took us home and then I had dinner with Daria’s family. That day was a very good chance to see the people I was going to share this great experience with. On Monday I went to school with Daria, before getting there we got to her mother’s shop to buy something to eat, they were so generous in fact I could get anything I wanted in their shop. Once arrived at school, we made a small tour and the students showed us the different classes. Then we played some particular games in order to improve our teamwork and later we did a test about the history of democracy. At midday we had a special international lunch where there were lots of typical food from the countries involved in the project such as Portoguese cheese, Spanish chorizo and jamon and Polish wurstel and salmon and there were also some good Finnish chocolate and English sweets, I liked every country’s typical food but the food I found the most delicious was the Spanish one, maybe because It’s very similar to ours. After lunch I went to Karolina’s house together with Daria, Veronika,Hanna,Elena and Anna the Spanish one and Ola. There we listened to music and I talked to Ana all the time about lots of things like italy, Spain, hobbies, music and tv series , that was a very nice conversation. Then we all went to Trampling park where we had a lot of fun. After the trampling park some of us went to the pub in the shopping centre. There I played pool against Viktoria and Helena the Portoguese one, it was a difficoult game because they were both good and I hadn’t played pool for 4 months but I won the same. At the end of the day I came back home with Daria and Weronika and had dinner at Daria’s home. When I went to bed I was thinking about the long conversation I had with Ana because there was maybe something special between us two. On Tuesday morning there was a small school open day and I had a small French lesson and then we all together wrote the lyrics of the project song “ IN THEIR SHOES” and rehearsed for a small play in which we had to explain reasons why people should go to live to our own country, that was pretty nice, but we also learnt a traditional Polish dance called Polones really close to Italian valzer and also a typical Finnish dance whose I don’t remember the name but it was so funny. Ater that we all went to a restaurant where they served typical Polish meat, fish and fries, they were so good in fact I ate lots of things. After having lunch I went with the group to the sweet factory where you can make your own candy for 8 zloties. There a made a heart shaped lolly-pop and then we got to Gelatiamo to have an ice- cream. After that we all went to take a walk at the port near the river and take some pictures, it was so similar to river Thames in fact it was dirty. There Weronika took lots of nice photos of