After a tiring journey by coach through Germany and Belgium we arrived in Calais so that we could
take a ferry to England. The sea was far from being calm and huge waves were really annoying. However, we were enthusiastic to land on English soil to commence our adventure.
We set off southwest to reach Hastings. Having arrived there we boarded a train going to Battle where we visited the place renowned for the battle of Hastings dating back to 1066. Subsequently, we went back to the town of Hastings to take a look at the Castle Hill and we also entered the Smuggler's caves which aroused our interest with its mysterious atmosphere. Afterwards, full of expectations and longing for the opportunity to speak English, we travelled to meet our host families. Some of us had the first experience with the English cuisine.
The next three days in the morning we attended English lessons and worked hard to improve our English. The teachers were inspiring and motivating and to be there was fun. After school we had a bite of various yummy things our host families had prepared for us. Needless to say, in the lunch boxes there were also vinegar chips which you either love or hate.
In the afternoon we made our way to Portsmouth where we could thoroughly explore HMS Victory, Admiral Nelson's ship. We had a whale of time at the top of the Spinnaker Tower with its breath-taking view and popular glass floor where some of us did press ups. The next day our coach took us to spectacular cliffs Beachy Head where we could take amazing snapshots and then we had a stroll in the area of Pevensey Castle.
The following day after saying goodbye to our host families as well as to the teachers we headed to Brighton to experience another picturesque coast town spending a few hours in Sea Life Centre and afterwards as an icing on the cake we dashed into Primark to go on a spending spree for the last time. Covered with various new items of clothing and other souvenirs we boarded our coach to set out back home.
Jiří Chrobokone of the teachers