Sunday – family day

Sunday, 8th April

To wake up on a train is something new for us. The place is small but quiet enough. After the little breakfast in the train, we have time to take our things and make us ready to leave.

„In 10 minutes we arrive in Strážnice.“ All of us are so nervous to see the other students from  the Xchange. And then the train stops. We take our luggage and get out of the train. All students stand there, with flags, and start to sing „Müeh mit de Chüe“, the song which they learned in Switzerland. It was an emotional moment for us and interesting to see how well they can sing the song!

After the song, they welcomed us in the Czech Republic.

In the afternoon each family did something with us. My family took me to a cave, which is 2 hours away from Stràznice. We saw some stalagmites and we could drive with a boat in the caves. It was really interesting and I’m very excited to see more of this country. The day we finished with a tasty, traditional meal from here.

Yves Zeugin



On Sunday morning, at 8 o’clock we arrived in Vienna, where we changed train. At 10:30 we finally arrived to Strážnice, and the Czech students sang the song „Müeh mit de Chüe“, that we tought them in Switzerland. Then the family took me to their home and we ate lunch. In the afternoon we drove to Brno and went to a technical museum and after that we visited Spielberk castle. Up there it was very funny, due to the heavy wind we almost couldn‘t stand on our feet. In the evening we went bowling with some other students from the Xchange.



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Saturday to Sunday – our journey to Strážnice

 Betrayed the Czech guys

Ahoj! We met at quarter past eight in the evening at the train station in Andelfingen, where we said goodbye to our families. After two minutes on the train we were told off, because we were „too loud“.

So our journey started very well. 🙂

In Zurich we went onto the nightjet, which brought us to Vienna. We were SO nervous but totally excited!

We had a very „cool“ couchette, we could put our window down and put our heads out. It was forbidden, but we didn’t know until Mrs. Ducci told us.

We were extremely amused about the lake of Zurich by night and we screamed a lot, out of the window.

We didn’t slept much, but laughed a lot.

We were woken up at 06:30 in the morning by Elisa, because someone served us breakfast. Okay, a Croissant and a hot chocolate, but it did it for the morning.

We arrived  to Vienna nine minutes in advance, but this was perfect, so we didn’t get in a rush. We drove with this train to Hodónin, what took about one and a half hour. There we had 30 minutes to do what we wanted. There happened the first mistake to us (Nuby and Indi).

We needed to go to the toilet, but it cost 10 crowns per person and the man inside there couldn’t speak any english. So we just had 10 crowns and we were two people, so we went together in the cabin. The man made hand signs, but we didn’t understand what to do, so we just handed back the key, said „dig“ (thank you) and moved away.

So, our first impression to the Czech population was, that we betrayed them. WE‘RE SORRY!

Nubya and Indira

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