My trip in Nazaré | Szőke Ákos
For me, this program will be remembered more for its environment and less for its activities. Alcobaca was my favourite event of all, yet I can’t put my finger on why. Another program I liked was the factory turned into a museum in Lisbon, I can recommend it to everyone who loves industrial themed buildings. The guided tour in Sitio was great, especially the part with the waves.
The canoeing wasn’t a first for me, doing it in a swimming pool, however, was. It was chaotic, too. What was also a first for me was surfing and sailing. They were okay, although I wished that we could at least try our hands on sailing, because I feel it was not enough. The surfing did what it had to do, nothing more.
The Intercultural Party was interesting, but it felt like the Portuguese presentation wasn’t really a presentation, as it has shown nothing from Portugal itself, and the schools the students came from.
The biggest letdown was the radio itself. I thought that we will get to talk more than we actually did, however, they treated us the same way a country leader would treat primary schoolers on unusual visits.
The town of Nazaré, Alcobaca and Lisbon (for the amount we have seen from them) looked very pretty and surprised me. It’s a bit like Slovenia: You don’t have big expectations, but they are surpassed by miles, and you are in awe at their beauty.
So, in short, this journey will be memorable for me, but not for the main activities. For every bad, there was a great compensation. It gets a Very Good Plus rating.