Our journey to Latvia
written by Petra Burgstaller

1st day:

We met at 4:45 am at our school, then the bus “Buchinger“picked us up. We went to the airport in Linz. When we arrived at the airport, we went to the next airplane but before we departed, we made a stopover in a café and ate a little bit. Then we got on the airplane and headed for Riga. The meal we got in the plane was good, we got a sandwich and yoghurt. When we arrived in Riga, we went to Venspils by bus. It took us 3 hours! When we arrived there, the host parents welcomed us. Then we went to their house by two cars. There Sonora, our host parents’ daughter, showed us our room. The room was small, especially because we were four girls! For dinner we got meat and potatoes. That was good! Afterwards we went to bed – it was an exhausting day.

2nd day:

Today we had to get up at half past nine. For breakfast we got pancakes with sugar and jam. Mmmh!!! We went to school with Sonora, her brother and two other children. We introduced ourselves and got presents. Afterwards we played different games in the gym. Meanwhile the teachers had a workshop in the conference room. At about half past three we went in a restaurant. But the meal was not so good. Afterwards we went to a school which was 100 years old (it was a museum), where an awesomely strict teacher taught the visitors how to calculate with an ancient counting frame and how to do calligraphy. Then our host family came to school and we drove to their house.

3rd day:

In the morning we had to get up very early, then we had breakfast. We ate toast with butter and sausages and we drank hot chocolate. At 9 o’clock we went to school, than we went around Ventspils by bus. We saw many cow sculptures and a flower-clock, a skibob, a tree-fountain and other sights. Finally we arrived at an artificial ski slope. There we had lunch at “Lemberga Hute”. We ate pizza and drank coke. The pizza was very yukky! At 4 o’ clock pm we went to the theater where we listened to a concert with the title “Celebratory Concert of Procolomation Day of the Republic of Latvia – in tun Jüras várti”. Then the teachers went to “old town” where they listened to another concert. When we came to our host family in the evening, we got chicken with chips and coke. Yummy!!!

4th day:

Today we ate cornflakes at 8 o’clock. Then we went to school by car. Then a bus picked us up and we made a round trip through Kurzeme. We saw the widest waterfall from Europe (although Petra marked it the widest “babyfall”). Then we visited a pottery, where a woman showed us how to use the potter’s wheel and modeled a beautiful vase. Afterwards we visited the most northern vineyard of the world. Thereafter we saw a dolls’ village. If somebody hides between the dolls, you cannot find him/her! For lunch had chicken with sauce and vegetables. Then we went back to school. Our host family picked us up and took us to their house. After dinner we baked cookies!
Delicious!!! *-* Afterwards we played the game GTA 5 on the x-box! It was great! Then we went to bed at 11 o’clock. We were very tired because the day had been very long!
GOOD NIGHT!!! *-*
Sweet dreams!

5th day:

We got up at 8 o’clock. At 9 o`clock we went to school. When we arrived there we had to split up into two groups. Petra and I were in one group and Elena and Nathalie in the other group. The students were writing a test and we had to watch them. This was very boring for us. But we were happy that we didn’t have to write a test ourselves! After that we went to see a school theater play. That was really cool and the little children were very cute! For lunch we had chicken, vegetables and potatoes and it was very good. In the afternoon we went to see a castle but the tour we had was a little boring. But however it also was very cool because Mr. Hinterberger was dressed as a knight and got a “wife”! If was very funny! After that Mr. Hinterberger was punished and locked in an ancient torturing machine – That’s what happens when a teacher misbehaves! In the evening we went to see the “Planetarium”. It was very interesting but I was very tired and I almost fell asleep, because it was so dark. Then our host family picked us up and we went home. We had dinner together. It was very good. After that we played GTA 5. The day was very cool!

6th day:

Our last day! We got up at 7 o´clock. We got pancakes again and they were very good again. Then we went to our room to finish packing our luggage. After that our host family drove us to the bus station. We said “goodbye” to Sonora, Markus and to our host parents and went back to Riga by bus. It took us 3 hours! When we arrived in Riga we went to the airport by minibus. There we bought a little bit to eat. Then we had a two hours flight to Frankfurt. The meal in the airplane was good! *-*When we arrived in Frankfurt we had to run to be in time for our connection flight. We were afraid that we would miss the plane. But we arrived 10 minutes before time and we considered this very funny *-*! Then the plane took us to Linz. In Linz the bus was already waiting for us. We went back to Gmunden where our parents were waiting for us. We said “Hello!” to our parents and were happy to be back home! It was a VERY COOL week!!! *-----* !!!

 

 

Our journey to Latvia

written by Petra Burgstaller

1st day:

We met at 4:45 am at our school, then the bus “Buchinger“picked us up. We went to the airport in Linz.

When we arrived at the airport, we went to the next airplane but before we departed, we made a stopover in a café and ate a little bit. Then we got on the airplane and headed for Riga.

The meal we got in the plane was good, we got a sandwich and joghurt.

When we arrived in Riga, we went to Venspils by bus. It took us 3 hours! When we arrived there, the host parents welcomed us. Then we went to their house by two cars. There Sonora, our host parents’ daughter, showed us our room. The room was small, especially because we were four girls! For dinner we got meat and potatoes. That was good! Afterwards we went to bed – it was an exhausting day.

2nd day:

Today we had to get up at half past nine. For breakfast we got pancakes with sugar and jam. Mmmh!!!

We went to school with Sonora, her brother and two other children. We introduced ourselves and got presents.

Afterwards we played different games in the gym. Meanwhile the teachers had a workshop in the conference room.

At about half past three we went in a restaurant. But the meal was not so good. Afterwards we went to a school which was 100 years old (it was a museum), where an awesomely strict teacher taught the visitors how to calculate with an ancient counting frame and how to do calligraphy.

Then our host family came to school and we drove to their house.

3rd day:

In the morning we had to get up very early, then we had breakfast.

We got toast with butter and sausages and we drank hot chocolate. At 9 o’clock we went to school, than we went around Ventspils by bus.

We saw many cow sculptures and a flower-clock, a skibob, a tree-fountain and other sights. Finally we arrived at an artificial skislope. There we had lunch at “Lemberga Hute”. We ate pizza and drank coke. The pizza was very yukky!

At 4 o’ clock pm we went to the theater where we listened to a concert with the title “Celebratory Concert of Procolomation Day of the Republic of Latvia – in tun Jüras várti”. Then the teachers went to “old town” where they listened to another concert.

When we came to our host family in the evening, we got chicken with chips and coke. Yummy!!!

4th day:

Today we ate cornflakes at 8 o’clock. Then we went to school by car. Then a bus picked us up and we made a round trip through Kurzeme.

We saw the widest waterfall from Europe (although Petra marked it the widest “babyfall”). Then we visited a pottery, where a woman showed us how to use the potter’s wheel and modeled a beautiful vase. Afterwards we visited the most northern vineyard of the world.

Thereafter we saw a dolls’ village. If somebody hides between the dolls, you cannot find him/her!

For lunch had chicken with sauce and vegetables. Then we went back to school. Our host family picked us up and took us to their house. After dinner we baked cookies!
Delicious!!! *-*

Afterwards we played the game GTA 5 on the x-box! It was great! Then we went to bed at 11 o’clock. We were very tired because the day had been very long!
GOOD NIGHT!!! *-*
Sweet dreams!

5th day:

We got up at 8 o’clock. At 9 o`clock we went to school. When we arrived there we had to split up into two groups. Petra and I were in one group and Elena and Nathalie in the other group.

The students were writing a test and we had to watch them. This was very boring for us.

But we were happy that we didn’t have to write a test ourselves!

After that we went to see a school theater play. That was really cool and the little children were very cute!

For lunch we had chicken, vegetables and potatoes and it was very good.

In the afternoon we went to see a castle but the tour we had was a little boring.

But however it also was very cool because Mr. Hinterberger was dressed as a knight and

got a “wife”!

If was very funny!

After that Mr. Hinterberger was punished and locked in an ancient torturing machine –

That’s what happens when a teacher misbehaves!

In the evening we went to see the “Planetarium”.

It was very interesting but I was very tired and I almost fell asleep, because it was so dark.

Then our host family picked us up and we went home.

We had dinner together. It was very good.

After that we played GTA 5.

The day was very cool!

6th day:

Our last day! We got up at 7 o´clock.

We got pancakes again and they were very good again.

Then we went to our room to finish packing our luggage.

After that our host family drove us to the bus station.

We said “goodbye” to Sonora, Markus and to our host parents and went back to Riga by bus. It took us 3 hours!

When we arrived in Riga we went to the airport by minibus.

There we bought a little bit to eat. Then we had a two hours flight to Frankfurt.

The meal in the airplane was good! *-*

When we arrived in Frankfurt we had to run to be in time for our connection flight.

We were afraid that we would miss the plane.

But we arrived 10 minutes before time and we considered this very funny *-*!

Then the plane took us to Linz. In Linz the bus was already waiting for us.

We went back to Gmunden where our parents were waiting for us.

We said “Hello!” to our parents and were happy to be back home!

It was a VERY COOL week!!! *-----* !!!

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