My training started on the 23rd of November. It lasted 4 wonderful days full of colourful and bright memories. There were 17 volunteers from two organizations. We did a lot of things: got acquainted with each other, played games, drew portraits, walked, cooked national food. We really had a lot of fun.
After the training most of us stayed in Vilnius. On Thursday evening we visited the night language event in the bar. Many new people from different countries participated in various games and tasks. People were divided into several groups according to their wish and language preferences. There were such languages as Russian, Spanish, French, German, Italian. It is a very good idea to organize such an event for volunteers, students, just for those who is interested in improving the language, to meet new friends and to have a good time. Later we visited several bars and had a party.
On Friday there was a free tour around Vilnius. The guide was a very good speaker. She gave information about the city and the history very vividly and interesting. I liked her immensely. We had a conversation about my duty and project she became interested in it. I visited Užupio Respublika. People living in it have their own constitution, currency, flag and rules.
In the evening I met with the other volunteers. There was a concert in the center of Vilnius and the Christmas tree was lighted.