We are chosen to be members of Erasmus project. To the project also belongs ten students from Germany and five from Hungary. This time the Hungarians and us, the Finns, went to Germany. In spring five other Finns and Germans will visit Hungary. This article is written by Finns.
Our trip from Finland started on Monday. We flew from Turku to Helsinki at 6.15 am and then to Frankfurt. We landed to Frankfurt at 9.30 and we had lots of time to spend in Frankfurt and still missed the train (not our fault tho!). We were able to leave Frankfurt at 13.45. The train did not make it to Suhl so trains had to be changed in Erfurt. We made our way successful to Suhl.
Our host-families picked us up in Suhl at 17.30 and took us to their homes. That evening we just ate and made ourselves comfortable. Next morning we had to wake up early. We weren’t used to wake up before six because we need our beauty sleep. We still made it to school on time! Hooray!
On Tuesday we had a tour around the school and we were taught how to use HP Reveal. With our partner we chose a movement which we wanted to make instructions of. After theory we walked about 10 minutes to gym to take videos of the movement. We also played some games together. We made our way back to the school and ate lunch.
After lunch we had a “cityralley” in Schleusingen. There was questions which we had to find answers for. The whole thing based on coordinates.
On Wednesday we woke up too early again and in school we worked with the project. We also had two lessons during the day, biology and physics related to exercise and sport injuries. We used this application called Grafstat and analyzed statistics.
After school we went to the bowling center with bus. We bowled for about two hours and we had a lot of fun. In our opinion we got to know each other much better.
On Thursday we went to Cobourg. Cobourg was a very beautiful town. There were lots of beautiful old houses and great views. We walked from the bus stop to Cobourg Castle which was big and great looking. We got a private tour around the castle. We learned about castles history and saw some old glassware, paintings and weapons.
When we came back from Cobourg all finnish students and their hostsisters came to Lilly. We played some funny games and ate some traditional German food.
On Friday we went to our hosts first lessons. We saw something about studying in Germany (we’re very happy about living in Finland). We had to leave right after that. We took our private taxi and drove to Suhl train station.
We landed to Turku airport at around midnight.
We all find the trip truly excellent. We met new people and got to know them pretty well. We had such a nice time in German and we all are so grateful that we got this opportunity to get involved to this trip and the whole Erasmus project.
Cinnamon buns (traditional swedish delicacy but very popular in Finland)
I know this might sound weird because cinnamon buns aren’t actually known as healthly food. Trust me, this is good to your mental health. Making these will take over an hour.
You will need these makings
Over an hour of time
5 dl milk
1 dl sugar
1 tbsp cardamom
1,5 tsp salt
About 14 dl wheat flour
2 tbsp cinnamon
1 dl butter
Step 1: Mix the yeast to hand warm water. Add egg, sugar, cardamom and salt. Gradually add the flour to the dough. Add the soft butter at the end of the flour addition. The dough should be soft. Prepare the dough with hands until it comes out of the hands and the sides of the bowl. Let the dough rise under the baking sheet for about 20 minutes.
Step 2: split the dough to two parts and roll pieces to about 30×60 cm plates. Spread half of the soft butter over it and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
Step 3: Wrap the disc, leaving the seam underneath. Cut the roll into about 16 pieces to triangles like this /\. Lift the pieces with the thin side up. Use your fingers to push the narrow tip of the pieces down to the table. Make another piece of dough the same way. Raise well covered with cloth.
Step 4: grease the dough with eggs. Bake buns in 225 degrees for about 8-10 minutes.
This are the ingredients you need:
1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1 sweet potato, diced into 1 inch cubes
1 bell yellow pepper, diced
2 tablespoons curry powder
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
1 (15 oz) can lite coconut milk
½ cup tomato sauce
½ cup vegetarian broth
¼ cup roasted cashews, ground
Tofu, use what you like
To garnish: Cilantro and extra cashews
And now, how you can make this delicious curry yourself
Add coconut oil to large pot and place over quite high heat. Add garlic, ginger, jalapeno, sweet potato and bell pepper. Saute for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
Next stir in curry powder, turmeric, cumin, cinnamon and salt.
Add coconut milk, tomato sauce, vegetarian broth and cashews. Stir until smooth.
Add tofu and and stir. Simmer on low heat for 20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are fork tender. Serve immediately with cilantro.
Olivia & Piia
First of all we travelled from Györ to Wien hbf. Our travel was very good and comfortable. After Wien we went to Erfurt. When we arrived we went to a tipical German train which was bring us to Suhl where our host family waiting for us.
We arrived to our host home very late because our journey was very long and tiring. In the evening we introduce ourself to our host family which was very interesting and funny because some of us parents didn`t speak English but they tried.
On the next morning we went to school with our partner and they showed us their school which was amazing and a tipical German school which look like an university. After the sightseeing we introduced ourself to the rest of the exchange student. And we went to a little sightseeing which was about Schleusingen and this town history. And this Tuesday we went to Julia`s home where we had a lot of fun and we spent a great time.
In the third day morning we went to the school and worked on the computer we did an question sheet after this we didn’t do anything important but in the afternoon we went to local sport centrum where we did exercises and sports. in the evening we went to the local bowling centre which was really cool and exciting.
In the 4th day we went to the school again after the school the whole team went to Coburg by a coach. we had a sightseeing in the castle which was incredibelly beautiful. When we finished it we went back to the city and we had a little free time for shopping or eating.
In the last day we didn’t go to the school we straightly went to the trainstation by bus. From Suhl we went to Würsburg where we had a little argument with the passengers but we can discussed it. After we went to Wien where we had a little free time which was great because we could reast a little bit. From Wien we travelled to Komárom where our family waiting for us.
In total we had a great time with the garman students but it was so short, 4 days isn’t enough for build friends. This is the only expection what we don’t like but the other half fo the programme was really exciting and instructive.
Soyballs with pesto and rucola
Marinade for soyballs
4 dl of dry soyappetit soypeaces
1,5 dl of fresh water
½ red jalopeno without seeds
½ green jalopeno without seeds
½ yellow jalapeno without seeds
2 ts of paprikaflour
2 peaces of cutted onion
1 ts of salt
1 ts of black pepper
1 packet of pasta
1 disch of chorizomarinated soybals
A drop of oil
2dl of red pesto