Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Comenius Meeting "BIH" in Trieste (3rd day)

The following day, Thursday.

We woke up in our definitive hotel, a normal one in a narrow city centre street, but it was OK. At last, we didn´t have to pull arround our luggage any more, thanks to Barbara, who had found this hotel for us and helped us with everything.
It was Thursday and we went to visit Slovenia. The Italian school invited all of us to go there by bus. First of all, we went to the Postojnska caves which were very interesting. We went into the cave by a special train to see partof the enormous corridors, rooms and fantastic spaces made by the water and the land -karstic rocks- forming stalactites, stalagmites, columns and thousands of different shapes. The cave was more than 20 Km long and there are many others like it in Slovenia. Then, we went to Bled, a beautiful town sorrounding a large lake. In its centre there is a romantic island with a church. We visited the castle and museum on the top of a hill. From there you can see, though the persistent but light mist, one of the most beautiful views you can imagine: the lake, the island, the mountains, the nice houses in the distance...
After lunch, we went to Lublijana,the capital of Slovenia. Going there, the landscape showed the simple and organised modern life based on the countryside and agriculture. When we got to the capital, it was only about half past four in the afternoon, but it was already dark and very cold. In fact, it was freezing. We visited the statue of Preseren, the Slovene poet, the streets, the bridges and the city centre. We took advantage of the opportunity to shop for warm woollen gloves and hats..
When we went back to Trieste we had a dinner of delicious typical Slovenian food. On the way and during the meals we often spoke about how to do the different activities of our project and how to achieve its objectives. These chats were very useful for answering questions and doubts, and for arriving at agreements.
(To be continued...)

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