On an early saturday (2017-02-04) one of our mentors took exchange students to a very rolliking experience in Lentvaris. All together they went by bus, train and on foot to reach the final destination next to Lentvaris lake. There was "Oriental New Years celebration". Students had an oportunity to try realy unusual activities!
At first everybody who wanted could choose swiming in a frozen lake! We had 6 brave students who decide that they want to do it and the fact that they do not have any swim suits or towels did not stop them! After this freezing experience they joined others for hot tea with biscuits next to the fire. Cold did not stop them from anything! So after warming up they decided to go for a walk on the frozen lake. In the other side of the lake they found and looked around "Tiškevičiaus Manor"!
Later some students decided to play with local people some games like “Drop the trunk as far away as you can” . One of our girls won first place in girls match! After the games everybody got hot free dishes "PLOVAS" (lithuanian dish name) and more hot tea while enjoying the rest of the evening next to the fire until the last part of it!
While seeing a beutiful sunset everybody joind for a small ritual and heard an explanation the meaning of fire. When profesionals were preparing fire for running, poeple started to prepare themselfs, and after the signal they start to WALK ON FIRE! Almost all our exchange who were in this trip tried this new experience! We are so proud of them!
Our trip ended with good emotions, a lot of talking about what happened this trip: that they they did crazy things and how happy they are that they woke up on an early Saturday morning and came to this trip.
"Thanks to all erasmus students who were with me, had a good mood and even when the cold and stomach said: "I wanna go home", you stayed strong and All Together we SURVIVED! Thank You a lot!" - mentor Monika.