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Sunday: Everybody arrived to Tahiti in the same airplane in about six o’clock. We were very welcomed and pleased that we had finally arrived. They gave us necklaces of flowers. After we packed up our stuff and been welcomed to the family we went to the beach.
think we all went to bed early that night.
Monday: We all gathered at the school at half past eight. All the students went to the sports hall where we sat down and enjoyed dance performances of different kinds. It was like nothing we’d ever seen before, and it was an amazing experience. After that all the exchange students from the different countries had a presentation about their country. After lunch we all took the bus to the capital of Tahiti, Papeete, and went to the Territorial Assembly. There we had a guided tour of the Assembly and later we had a quiz of what we had learned from the tour. Later we went to the park nearby and played beach soccer. It was really fun and games until Julia accidently hurt her knee. She was alright though and walked the next day.
Tuesday: We started the day with a gathering at the harbour. After that we took the ferry to the sister island of Tahiti, Moorea. When we came to Moorea the bus wait on us and then drive us to the other side of the island. When we walk on the bus a boat wait on us and drive us to a smaller island where we stay the rest of the day. On the smaller island we swim with sharks and stingrays.
After we have been at the island we took the ferry back to Tahiti and go home to our host families.
Wednesday: The day started early at the school with flowers everywhere and happy faces. You could try out different activities such as playing the ukulele, playing a sort of drum, braiding with straw and learning a traditional dance. After lunch we played memory with different languages, played a Basque running game and learned to dance. There were 3 different dances with different choreography and everyone did their very best. It was really fun to see non dancers killing it on the dancefloor. Me and my teacher Johan both ran some kind of race, with 10 kilos of fruit on our shoulders. He finished at first place and I finished second.
Thursday: We all started the day with lessons about different addictions. It was lessons about addiction to drugs, food, internet and love. After the lessons we ate at the school. After the lunch we took a bus to the mountains. After a long time walking we arrived on top of the mountains and the view vas amazing.
Friday: On friday we were at the school and we had our presentation again, but this time it was in front of a few classes.
On the afternoon we were at the city hall and there we had a summary of the week and we sang the Erasmus song.
We also did get a certificate of participation.
It was black friday so it was lower price on everything so spent the day at the market and did some shopping during the day.
Saturday: On saturday we were with our host families. Almost everybody went with a bus around the island and we took a bath in a waterfall.
Sunday: The day of travel. Everybody were going home to each country again.
Thank you for this amazing week! We will never forget this!