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 ❤️.