We were told to be at school 9:15 so that bus could leave 9:30. Fortunately most of us were early and quick getting into the bus so that we could leave already at 9:20. At bus some of the students in the back forced the others to listen to ”awesome” music. The journey to the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport took about two hours. At the airport some of us were buzzing, but the others were still relaxed. Everything at the airport – leaving the luggage, security check, even going to the toilet – took ages. Well, that’s not a surprise, there were 29 of us travelling after all. But anyways, we made it in time and had even some time to eat some breakfast before we got to plane. The flight went well, we ate some sandwich and a cookie.
We arrived to the Netherlands at 15:35. We took the luggage and then we jumped to the bus. The police men had rifles. And there were a lot of them! Patrick played some music on the way to Goes. We stopped to eat some junk food at McDonald’s. We jumped to the bus again. The bus driver was good and he was fast. All the Finnish students were panicking when we arrived to Goes. It was dark outside, because it was already evening. We met our hosts. They were excited! Then we got to our hosts and went to their homes.
When we arrived home our host families took our luggage and offered us apple pie and some kind of weird pears. We talked with the families and they were very welcoming. They asked us about Finland, Turku and the trip. We got the opportunity to go to shower after the long day. We made ourselves feel comfortable and went sleeping. Many of us talked at our Whatsapp group conversation about what had happened with the host families during the evening. Most of us slept quite badly the first night because we were all so excited.
By: Nea, Veera, Wenla and Max