December 30, 2013

The expedition from Litoměřice sets off for the second time in a row in March, as last year. This year however, the weather can not be praised. In the Netherlands it is as cold as ever, and in the past we were there even in February ... However, the program - the same as last year - was not endangered, and to see the snowy Netherlands is also quite an experience. Just a cycling trip must be cancelled, and replaced by a train trip, which is also quite an interesting change. The Dutch group of teachers is almost the same - N. v. Tiem, L. Gillen, N. de Lorijn and M. Kraayvanger, Henri is unfortunately not a participant any more. But only three teachers – lead by H. Golová, accompanied by Olga Vojtíšková and Olga Belova leave for the Netherlands. On the way to the Czech Republic Natalie is substituted by a new face - pleasant Rutger Kok. In Litoměřice he will be a partner of V. Svihlik. There are 35 Czech students participating, but the Dutch are only 30.

We repay the Dutch freeze with beautiful sunny weather. The pleasant and cordial progression of both exchanges is spoilt by the fact that - after so many years - Nol van Tiem, who has participated in the exchange from the very beginning, is with us for the last time. Certainly we will meet him again, at least in Oss.