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My Boat Trip!

My schools freshmen went to Sweden by ferry. First year boat trip isn’t something the school supports, but it doesn’t forbid it either, it’s like a tradition in every high school or at least in Finland.

The first day was very nice. We ate at the Silja Lines buffet and it was delicious, I mean it. After we ate we had our music and which we played in our rooms. It was like our own party and we invited some of the guys who we knew and were from the other high school. We went to sleep early that we could be cheerful in Sweden.

in the morning, we ate breakfast and arrived in Sweden. In Sweden we wanted to go to a mall center called the Gallery so we had to ask Swedish people for directions. When we asked for the directions, we sometimes asked in Swedish ”Ursäkta, var är Gallery?” and sometimes in English. It was nice to ask in English because I learned something new, but sometimes they really weren’t knew what to say, some guys weren’t really knew how to speak English.. When we got to the Gallery we ate again and bought some clothes. Of course we had to do some shopping!!

After all that, we left the Center and asked for directions back to the terminal, but they all said that it’s too far away and that we had to take a subway, we saw a subway sign and we bought our subway tickets, we went to the subway and left the subway. Then we boarded the ferry and we headed to Finland, our home .


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Lights Off, Stars On

Santorini is a small but very lively island in Greece, but for one hour mostly everything was quit. There was a power outage on the whole island. Before the power outage came, we were all sitting in a restaurant next to the beautiful beach. After dinner, my best friend and I went back to small Greek hotel because it is boring to sit with you ‘old’ parents who talk all the time about politics or economy.

I w as in the room and suddenly everything was dark. At first, the silence and the darkness were really scary, a little bit like a horror movie. I was looking for matches to light a candle and sat down on the balcony. When I looked up into the sky, I saw something amazing. The atmosphere of the silence and the amount of stars which you could see then was incredible. Somehow the mood was really relaxing.

At the same time, our parents were still sitting in the restaurant eating a dessert. When the lights went off, the waiter had a little heart attack, but they found a solution. Every table had some candles. That is how a normal dinner turned into a romantic candlelight dinner next to the cosy beach.

However, for us the funniest situation was my best friend. He was also in the hotel room, but  he was on the toilet when the lights went off. For him, sitting in a completely dark bathroom was not funny at all. He kept asking because he was thinking that somebody went into the room. The problem was, nobody  answered, since there was nobody who could answer. I can imagine that he was a little bit scared. Wouldn’t you be a bit anxious?

At the end of the power cut we sat together in the hotel yard watching the amazing sky. After one hour, the lights came back and at the same time it felt like somebody putt out the light of the stars and put the volume of all sounds back to loud.

Fiona Witz

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