Ve dnech 24.10 - 30.10.2011 se 4 naši studenti a 2 učitelé zúčastnili výměnného pobytu v tureckém Güdülu u Ankary. Cílem výměny bylo se seznámit s jednotlivými zástupci škol, dohodnout se na termínech dalších výměn a především stanovit si další práci a postup v projektu. Turecká škola nám mimo jiné připravila velmi bohatý kulturně-poznávací program, kdy jsme během 3 dnů navštívili spoustu krásných míst v okolí Güdülu a v Ankaře. Nezapomenutelnými zážitky pro nás byly návštěva městečka Beypazari, ankarské mešity Kocatepe a především Atatürkova mausolea.
Cestou do Ankary i na zpáteční cestě jsme navštívili největší a jistě nejkrásnější turecké město – Istanbul a mohli si tak vychutnat pravou tureckou atmosféru všedního dne ve starém městě, bazarech nebo na lodi mezi Evropu a Asií.
Zážitky našich studentů a učitelů (v angličtině) si můžete přečíst dole.
Fotogalerie z Turecka naleznete ve fotogalerii.
Turkish people are very friendly. In fact the friendliest people I know because in comparison, for example, with the Czech Republic there is a huge difference. When we arrived in Turkey to their school they were obviously truly happy and they even took some pictures of us the very moment we arrived.
And that’s not all. Later that day when we went to find our room there weren’t any sheets so I just walked in the room next door and asked them nicely if they could help us with that and they said yes and immediately went for some. When they returned they had everything we asked for and needed and they even wanted to make our beds even when we said that it was okay and we could do that by ourselves they said that it would be very impolite and make them bad hosts and because we didn’t know this we let them do that but we still felt somehow wrong because we aren’t used to such treatment. We tried to explain them how it is in the Czech Republic that we don’t do this at all and as far as we know no one else does and they said that they understood. So we learned something and I’d say that they did too.
Anyway it was a great trip.
By Tomáš Kuthan (student)
Hello every one, I wanna tell you about our trip to Turkey country. Last week we were in Turkey for one week and the main purpose of the trip to participate in project called Comenius. But we enjoyed sightseeing too. First we visited the most famous city called Istanbul, many people think that it is the capital city of Turkey, but it is a mistake, Ankara is there capital city. We spent there one day and then we travelled to a small city called Güdül, where the first meeting of the project took place, the city is located near to Ankara. We were accommodated in the school. Every day we watched presentations of the other schools which participate in the project and in the afternoon we went sightseeing around the Güdül. For example we visited the mineral water factory, Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara and we explored the city too, then we visited the Town Hall in Güdül. So we had a lot of things to do every day. We were in Güdül for three days, and then we went back to Istanbul. We spent there another two days. We visited the mosque of Sultan Ahmed, Topkapi palace, Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar. On Sunday we went to the airport and flew back home.
By David Košvica (student)
When I recollect our stay in Turkey I imagine mosques, kebab, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Grand Bazaar and barren mountains, but I must admit that the most influential were the Turks. I have never experienced such friendly, honest and hospitable people in my life. It was unbelievable for me, as a Central European man, I have never come across such dedication; the people there try to help everyone who is in need.
Another strong experience was shopping, when talking about shopping I do not mean shopping malls, I mean market places. The very first thing that comes to your mind is total chaos, but after the initial shock you recognize a well worked-out system (friendly traders standing in front of their stalls/ shops, speaking with all passers by). People visiting the market places can get an impression that traders are their best friends, but you always have to bear in mind that the only thing that matters is your money. This can seem mean but frankly, in comparison with traders who make you feel unwanted it is a pleasure to spend some money.
So when talking about Turkey, I will always recollect the people.
By Martin Štoudek (teacher)