Ekaterina ( 2020-11-26)

 EkaOn weekends we went to Buktos Pažintinis Takas.it felt like we were going on a family trip or something like that. It was a really beautiful forest, near Marijampole. I wonder how beautiful it will be in the snow. I took a hundred or more photos there J I missed seeing new places because of this corona, I am only able to go to the parks and feed ducks there. By the way, there are 25 ducks in this lake, near the school and I already named them all. I feel like Holden Caulfield. Have you read that book? Catcher in the Rye. I think every teenager should read it because if you feel a little bit lost, you will know that there is Holden, who can become your best friend and you are not alone in this.
 I try to manage some things about my idea- a school magazine. Hope it will go well, I have some ideas and waiting for motivated students ^.^
 P.S. I found out a new thing about Marijampole: you have a sugar factory here, so that is why it smelled like fresh-baked eclairs or croissants in the mornings. I thought the problem was in me – in my addiction to sweets, but now I feel better about it.

Ekaterina ( 2020-11-25)

EkaWe started the new project, for sharing cultures with each other- days of national dishes. Friday is the day! I liked this idea very much but after Gintare hosted us- I loved it.
she cooked balandeliai for us. It is meat in the cabbage, cabbage roll. My mum uses to cook this kind of meal also, but this was different, with different souse. Gintare told us that she was nervous, but I think there was nothing to worry about because it was excellent. We also tasted cherry wine. For me, for Georgian, it was like a non-alcoholic drink :D it was very tasty and sweet. We also met dada. Fluffy cat of Gintare. Ricardas showed us some magic tricks. And then snowing started. It was so amazing, looked incredible on lights. My First snow in Lithuania. So, cheers to things that happen for the first time and give us new experiences.
Next Friday I am cooking Georgian dishes and I am nervous because I usually don't cook. It will be my first time but I will try my best to impress guests. If won't be able to do that, Georgian wine will do it for me, I am sure. :D

Impressions about Lithuania (Ekaterina)

EkaFirst thing that made me surprised about Lithuania was that in 6 hour driving from Riga to Marijampole, I only saw beautiful fields and not mountains at all.
First 10 days, I was in self-isolation and only was allowed to go to parks. You really have wonderful parks here. poetry park is my favorite, with river Šešupė and ducks. And also, so nice wall paintings. Discovering them was so fun and interesting.
First Lithuanian dish that Me and Rodrigo tried was cepelinai. If I say truth, they did not look so delicious, but they are good. I’ve only tried two kind of dishes from potatoes in my life: fried and smashed. And here, in Lithuania, I tried so many kinds of dishes, made from potatoes in different ways.
The interesting and weird fact for me was when you changed time. As I know, you call it winter time. For me it was like time traveling and I decided to coincide it with my first alone traveling and went to Kaunas. That was really unforgettable experience for me. I saw quite a lot, but my favorite was Upper Station of Žaliakalnis Funicular Railway. So yellow and so cute. It really felt like time traveling. And of course, I took a photo with pink elephant. I loved Kaunas. Old town, with colorful buildings. Kaunas castle- like Dracula’s house.
Oh, there I also saw Georgian restaurant.
Seems like you like Georgian cuisine here, because I saw Georgian restaurant in Vilnius too.
2 days ago I was in Vilnius and today I think that it is the most amazing city I’ve ever seen. I decided to not to plan many: just walk in the city. So in almost every corner I was seeing wonderful things. I think, Vilnius has something to tell to everyone who is traveling there. My favorite story, that Vilnius told to me was about Užupis. I think now I am spelled by that mermaid and really want to return back there and I will, because there is much to discover ^.^