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 ^.^

Ekaterina ( 2020-11-17)

EkaYesterday I had second lesson in Lithuanian about numbers. Omg, it is so hard :) because there is nothing common with English and number’s names are so long. I challenge myself to study some.
So today we had small interview with local television. if I say truth, I was nervous, because it was my first time, I think I talk too fast. We will see it soon. My family is waiting.
Then we want to school and I realized how I missed it. But bad news: teachers don’t think that school will start soon. We have to continue teams meetings, it makes me sad but there is nothing to do.
Then we want to school museum. I have to mention that woman, who took us to Excursion, because she was so impressive for me, very active and funny woman. Did not knew English but she said: I will explain it with body language and she really did! She told that school’s history starts from 1975 year and introduced us famous and successful graduates.
We left our notes at school’s book and I don’t know why but I felt so proud. ^_^
Our guide gifted us hand-made knitted things. People say Lithuanians are rude a little bit, I can’t accept it.as Rodrigo said today, they are really helping us to feel comfortable and happy here. and I really  appreciate it.
Hope will see her and school soon again.