czechtastic asked: nicky!
I'm so glad you got an erasmus tumblr!
I will try more to keep it updated!
By the way,do you know how to post images from facebook? because I put the URL from the picture on fb and it does not show it…:/
In this excursion a lot of things changed in my mind.
First of all,I didn’t expect Krakow to be so beautiful. But it seems that UNESCO has a certain reason to declare this city one of the World’s Heritage sites! The main square of Krakow,where our hostel was, took first place in the first international ranking of ”world’s greatest squares” in 2005. Not accidentically again! Everything in this square gives you the impression that time goes by slowly in Krakow…and that’s why Polish people use to say : ”do your business in Warsaw,do your holiday in Krakow!” Our tour guide was pretty informed to show us all the interesting spots in the city,and also to give us some advice about how to spend our time! Karaoke bar,piano music cafe’s, and the most important…the cafe with the best chocolate in Poland!! and it IS true.- notice that Krakow has over 200.000 students-. And as a friend mentioned: Best fun comes always with great friends.! Something else I would like to remember about Krakow also, is that in every spot and every corner there was something valuable to see/notice/take picture. Moreover, there are a lot of myths and stories about Krakow. Myths concerning st.Mary’s church, the dragon of the city which is supposed to be still alive…anyway, I wish we didn’t have to leave! Besides, time should at least run slowly in Krakow! :)
Auschwitz: Arbeit Macht Frei.
How can it be more ironic? The place where 1.5 people died can not only take your breath away,but also makes you wonder what levels of cruelty humans can reach. What I have seen,what I have heard there,I will never forget. Clothes of the prisoners, shoes of little children, pictures of people taken to keep files…those pictures: the look of each person was different. Sad,surprised,angry,tired,exhausted,suspicious,begging looks…the eyes can really talk,and these were full of all kinds of expressions. If they had sound, it would be a thunderous cry of unfair. I left the concentration camp thinking about two things:Aristoteles,who said that humans can be the most dangerous animals if they don’t use their power a right way,and hope,that history will not be repeated. As George Santayana said, ”He who does not remember history is bound to live through it again”. Let’s keep that in mind.
well i have read many posts about Erasmus and have heard only positive things from friends and i think i will try it too in future!Your rules seem so strict!but i would really be happy to follow them!hehe ,nice post!keep on
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1. ADJUST YOURSELF TO THE PLACE.
Take a couple of days (sometimes an hour is enough!) to understand how things work and keep up with everybody! Be open to new people and think positive!
2.PARTY AS MUCH AS YOU CAN(what a surprise)
This is where I realized that people can be very inventive when it comes to partying! (Latin party,Lollipop party,Pirate party,Venetian night party and the list never stops..!)
3.SLEEP? NOT IN MY VOCABULARY.
Sorry,this term could not be found in my head nor in the previous 3 days…maybe 4…ok a week.
4.CEASE THE MOMENT!
Not only the day! Grab (almost) every opportunity given to you, it´s once in a lifetime, enjoy!
5.TRAVEL TILL YOU DROP!
Here,there,everywhere must be your moto,if you want to be a respectable erasmus student!
6.RESPECT THE COUNTRY.
Come on,we all know that as an erasmus student you have privileges,but please,don´t get drunk and yell on the street at 4.00 a.m. Czech people usually don´t appreciate that.
7.GET READY FOR THE CULTURE SHOCK!
Sorry,it is inevitable. It can happen to you at the restaurant,on the street,in the tram,in the library (yes you are supposed to visit it!) at the post office…just everywhere! Because people are different!
8.SAY YOUR APOLOGIES TO YOUR LIVER.
Or you can try not to drink too much pivo (beer in check),because you know, being drunk can cause a very serious loss of memory…or worse,loss of memory.
9.WATCH YOUR MOUTH!
If you are coming from a country which language is not so wide spread,DO NOT make the fatal mistake to speak freely your mother tongue thinking that you are the only person from your country in area of 10.000 m2!Murphy says that there will actually be somebody that speaks your mother tongue close enough to hear you cursing (or anything else…).
(they are always ten,right?)
+1 MAKE GOOD FRIENDS!
Chat,exchange experiences,have fun with them!Because friendship is better than any other ship!!!
p.s. feel free to make your own rules or add some here,depending on your point of view…!