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Buenas noches!

 

 

The last week start here far from home. This week we have experienced an earthquake and somebody stole my rental bike.

Winter is coming to Spain and night the temperature drops to under ten degrees. It saw in the street view that people dress in thin winter jackets and longsleeved pants. The beach are empty. During the day the temperature rises over 20 degrees.

The work has the same for all these eight weeks that we have been here.

Couble shifts left and we can go to homewith one new experience 🙂

– Sari & Mari –

 

Buenas dias!

Last week I forgot to write a blog post, sorry!

We have been so busy at work. Sari has been working in TorreMarket also, because they have only few workers there. I have had lots of work in the office. A new employee came to the office and she has been trained by follow us…

Work is same as usually: booking greenfeetimes, flying tickets and rental cars for customers, makeing travel programs, customer service, answering the phone…

Mari went to the football game in Murcia last week. That was Spanish culture at its best!

Real Murcia vs FC Barcelona 0-3

Mari y Sari

Buenas días :)

Five weeks behind. Four weeks and we are home.

This week we have done the same works as before and found that we have already learned to do much without the help of others. Good for us!

The first good thunderous air hit a day and the next night there was a lot of rain. But yes, the air was fresh after rain.

Both had a weekend free so yesterday we headed to the local market place which is organized every saturday on a street. There were a lots of people, lots of sellers and the air was warm, 27 degrees.

Today was supposed to be a beach day but wins so much that we decided to do some school works…

Bueno para la pròxima semana 🙂

Sari y Mari

 

Torrevieja

Half the time behind here. Last few weeks has been heavy. There have been illness, visits to the hospital and moveing to a clean apartment. All this has been hard and blog writeing has left lesser. Now life smiles again! We have nice apartment and now we have swimmingpool also!

At work we have had busy. Our office moved new place and past week we had to work two different offices which caused its own problems. Two people do same work, different place and one phone!

At freetime we have been at the apartment, swim a lot, sleep and eat well 🙂

Mari y Sari

Here is our swimmingpool 🙂

Here is Enrike. He started the same day as we did, but he was only one month.

Our new apartment!

Hola

Now is the first week behind at ProJenni Travels in Torrevieja, Espanja.

We have learned to book teetimes, rent a car and buy flyftickets to our customers. We have office in the same businesspremises with Cafe Ella and Torremarket. She owns all off these. At work she have employer many countrys and every day we heard Spanish, Finnish and English for example. Because our customers coming for example the Finland, Sweden, Germany, so this confuses our heads.

Sari taught the spanishchef how to bake a finnish salty- and sweetpies, without a common language. They spoke with a sign. But result was very good.

Weather is good, the tempeature is 25-30 celsius. Fortunately our apartment is 300 meters away to the sea.

Dining out is cheap. Sometimes we didn’t know what we order, everything has been good.

Sari y Mari

         

Torrevieja, Spain

Hola!

Today was our first day in the office! Our job counselor is Johanna, who has come to work to projennis in the spring. Office is very small and it was difficult to move and work there, but fortunetaly the office will move to new premises within a few weeks.

Today we just get some information how to work and what we have to do. We allso use email to ask some free greefee times and send emails to customers. Mari allso wash several golf clubs :).

Tomorrow we stady how to rent a car. But now we have free time and we are going to eat some pasta and swim in the sea.

Mari y Sari

This is taken near Torrevieja marina

Erasmus+ working in Finland

Hi!

My name is Xavi, I’m from Spain, Mallorca, 28th of March I came to Finland for do my studies practice here, I needed two months of work in one company or association. With Erasmus program I could come to Jamsankoski, was a difficult decision but nowadays im so proud about that. At the begining was little be hard, because I was alone I didn’t know nothing about the people and country, my first impresion was little bit weird, because Jamsankoski don’t have a lot of people. But my feels were changing with the time, I started to know how is Finnish people and that was one of the best and unexpected things, at the begining they looks like a little bit shy and cold people, but when you have more realtion with them you can see that they are so honest, helpful and lovely people, you can be yourself and they will not judge you.

First week I was working in Jamsa College doing physical educations lessons as a teacher assistent with Nina, Mira, Antti and Matias, I learned a lot about Finnish system education. First Monday Nina picked me up and we did skiing in Himös! Was my first time and was so funny, we laughed a lot!

Second and third week I was in Jämsä Old School, with Antti Nurmi, we did lessons about Crossfit, this week was so great because I met diferents teachers and we lunch all together in a lot of places, conversating and sharing opinions about diferences between Finland and Spain. One of this teachers was Sami, English teacher in Lukio, he invited me to one of his own lessons for introduced myself and explain to Finnish students what im doing in Finland.

Week number four, I was in special course of sports with students from different schools of Jämsä, (Paunu, Lukio, Old School..), in this time I was teacher of my own group of students, I did diferents lessons about football and basketball.

Next week I was one day in gym in Jämsä, was great, but I told to Nina that I wanted comeback to Jämsä College again with their lessons, because I felt more comfortable with students than with customers in gym. In the same week, Thursday Nina pick me up and we did Orientation in Jämsä with her sister and her husband, Juha, was really nice feel running in the forest.

I can remember thee special hikings that Nina show me in Finland, Isojarvi National Park, Oravivuori, Synninlukko and Rasuaniemi, all this places are so wondefull, awesome nature and views, really peacefuls sites!

Week six and seven i was in Swimming Hall with Marko and Timo, first week in Swimming Hall I did different lessons in gym for old people, circuits training and helped to Timo to instruct, also we did lessons in the pool with old people, aquajogging, aquatraining, etc.. Second week in Swimming Hall was with kids, we teached how to learn to float up and we used a lot of diferents games for that, was so good, because we could see how they improve in only one week! Also in this two weeks I was coaching Ilves football club in the evennings, I met Manne and Mika, they translate my trainings in Finnish for small players.

 

Last week I was in Canoeing Trip in Konnevesi, with other students, was wonderfull, awesome views and beautiful place, our cottige house was amaizing, and all the nature too. We down with kayaks a lot of rapids in a river, was exciting and funny and we were so lucky because we had perfect weather!

After Canoeing trip I was with Nina and all her family in her Cottige place, Antti and Mira as well, was really lovely day, we played Volleyball, did pancackes, we took Sauna and swim in the lake, i felt so confortable and like a Finnish boy. I want to say thanks to Nina, Mira and Antti, and especially to Wendy, all of them make me feel like at home, so confortable, take care of me like my family, I’m so lucky!

In conclusion I’m so proud and happy about my decision to come here to Finland, was one of the best experience of my life i would again for sure! I hope comeback again one day, see you soon FINLAND! Kiitos paljon.