Thursday, April 21, 2016

The second day of our transnational meeting in Slovenske Konjice

On Thursday morning we were picked up from the hotel at half past eight and the bus took us to Zreče where we visited the the Secondary Vocational and Technical School Zreče (SPSŠ Zreče) that we had already heard about in Wednesday’s presentations. We were very kindly greeted by Tomaž Černec, the Head teacher of the school, who took us for a tour of the school showing us around and introducing several teachers and the modern equipment that the students were learning to use. The school has a workshop, where students work not only for study reasons but also for the local tool factory.

Students who had participated in an Erasmus+ KA1 project in Wurzburg, Germany and in Milan, Italy showed us photos and told about their trips which had been great experiences.
After the interesting tour we had some time to relax while drinking coffee and tea served by the students of the catering class. We had lovely cakes, pastries and croissants that they had just baked for us.

After this informative visit we started our excursion to the area of Bled. The first stop was at the beautiful Vintgar gorge, which is classified among the most important tourist sights of natural beauty in Slovenia. There were men working along the scenic trail that we were supposed to walk so we could only follow a part of the 1.600 meter long gorge. However, it was enough to make us convinced of the unique beauty of the gorge and we were impressed by the clear, emerald-green water of Radovna river, the vegetation and the fish we saw as well as the birds we listened to.

Next the bus driver took us to Radovlika, where we visited Lectar. First, in their museum we saw how the traditional ‘honey bread’ was made and we bought some souvenirs - they even had magnets made of gingerbread with most imginative decorations.

The lunch we had was traditional, generous and delicious. For example we had black-radish spread as a starter and the mushroom soup was served in a bread bowl and the leak soup was served in a paprika bowl!

The next stop was at lake Bled, the most popular resort for tourists in Slovenia. We climbed up to the medieval castle and had the magnificent view over the lake and the isle with the church of Assumption.

The wonderful day with lots of new experiences was fulfilled with a nice cup of coffee or tea and traditional Bled delights on a terrasse with a lakeview. In the evening we were tired but happy after exploring the beauty of Slovenia.