From May 4 to 11, 2015 the representatives of our project
team: headmaster Yusuf Oğuz, teachers Mustafa Özdemir, Ruhi
Başarır and Özlem Sarkmaz and students Serhan Eraldemir and Oğuzhan
Vanoğlu were in Zadar to take part in the final meeting of Comenius
Project "Working with Dr. EUOz".
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
On 5 May, we set out from İskenderun at 2 a. m. to get the
5 a. m plane from Hatay
to İstanbul then the 9 a. m plane from İstanbul to Zagreb. After three
and a half hour bus trip from Zagreb bus station, we finally arrived in
Zadar on a beautiful sunny Tuesday afternoon. Actually the meeting had
started on 4 May and Ruhi had gone to Zadar one day earlier to represent
our school in the official reception on 4 May and to help with the
preparations for the final meeting.
It was a very tiring journey but it was worth it in the end because our
friends Edin and Ivana were waiting for us at the bus station. They took
us to our hostel in the city center by their cars. After we settled into
our hostel, we joined the other groups having a city tour with a guide.
We walked through the ruins of Roman Forum next to the Church of St.
Donat of Zadar , and listened to the concert of Nature itself, a natural
musical instrument, The Sea Organ, the worlds first musical pipe organs
that is played by the sea, created by architect Nikola Basic in 2005, we
also walked over the glass-light attraction, The Greeting to the Sun and
enjoyed the sunset with a view of nearby islands.
Then we went back to our hostel to have some rest. In the evening
we had dinner in a youth hostel outside the old city, where Czechs and
Poles were staying. The hostel was located in a nice spot near the
Marina. Almost a hundred people (teachers and students) filled the
restaurant. There was nothing better than to enjoy a meal with friends
and a good chat. The dinner finished with a disco party for students in
the hostel. After dinner, Anita Raljevic Spralja drove us back to our
hostel in the old town to sleep early because we would get an early
start for the big day next morning!
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
We waked up early in the morning and prepared our stand at
City Lodge where the big final event of the project was presented. All
schools had been prepared very well and the students presented the first
aid and wounds workshop.
Some representatives from the County of Zadar and Croatian National
Ageny took place at the final event. All local and national press were
making the news for the final event. Edin Kadic, Anita Raljevic Spralja
and the headmaster of the Medical School of Zadar, Davor Vidakovic were
the stars of the event. Mr. Vidakovic and Mr. Kadic made a speech about
The final product of our project, The First Aid Manual had been
brought by the great coordinator Mr. Paul Smit. After working long hours
on it, it was great to see the final product.
At 13.00 our headmaster Yusuf Oğuz, Mustafa Özdemir and our student
Serhan Eraldemir visited the County of Zadar with other headmasters,
teachers and students from the partner schools. They welcomed us very
well at the Zadar County and we expressed our appreciation for the programme
and the beauty of Zadar. After the visit the photographs were taken at
the terrace of the Parlament of County.
For dinner our Croatian friends had booked a nice local
restaurant, San Antonio. We explored the local tastes of beautiful
Croatia. Black Risotto was a very interesting taste. We had an enjoyable
dinner, chatted and singed together.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
It was the day for the boat trip to Kornati Islands. All groups met at
the harbour at 9.00 and we sailed to the beautiful Adriatic Sea from the
center of Dalmacija. It was a great environment on the board and Edin
Kadic and Mr Vidakovic were great hosts for all the groups. Mr. Vidakovic
gave a concert by singing beautiful songs. Our teacher Mustafa Özdemir
had brought his national instrument "bağlama" and he gave us a concert
at the top of the boat. We enjoyed a lot during the boat trip. Our
teacher Ruhi Başarır and our headmaster Yusuf Oğuz had great moments
with the friendly seagulls flying over the boat. Our friends Regina
Lutkova and Asia Rojek were with us at the top of the boat and of course, the director Paul Smit made a video clip for our musical performance.
Friday, May 8, 2015
At 9 oclock we visited the Naval School of Zadar with the German group.
Headmaster Mr. Svedko Perovic welcomed us and gave us information about
his school and later we saw the departments of the Naval School. At the
end of the meeting he welcomed us in his room and we shared our ideas
Saturday, May 9, 2015
morning we said goodbye to our Belgian colleagues and went to Muline,
Ugljan Island where Davor Vidakovics house is. Mr. Vidakovic welcomed
us at the harbour and took us to his home by his car. He and his wife
offered us a brunch at their home and he showed us the Island and told
us about the history of the Island. Later we talked and sang songs
Later he took us to a historical castle
on a nice hill and we enjoyed the beauty of the nature a lot. At lunch
time he took us to a beautiful fish restaurant.We were fascinated by the
freshness of the fish. After lunch we said good bye and returned to
Zadar. Edin met us with his car at the harbour even though he had 38
We had dinner and later met with Edin at a nice Pizzeria called
"Tri Bunara". We talked about the beauties of Zadar and compared the
education systems of our countries.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
We had a nice day in Zadar by shoping and sightseeing. In the evening
Anita invited us to a nice café called Ledana and she brought her nice
daughters, too. Edin was also there and we enjoyed talking and
drinking together a lot. Anita gave us some presents and she also sent
some presents for our colleagues in İskenderun.
Monday, May 11, 2015
I was time to say goodbye. At 8 oclock Edin, Anita and Mr. Vidakovic
were at the forum and we drank coffee together and they took us to the
bus stop by their cars. It was the most difficult time, to SAY GOODBYE!
We arrived in Zagreb at 13.30 and we had just a few hours to see
some of this nice city before our flight to İstanbul.
We started our sightseeing from Trg bana Josipa Jelacica, the main
square of Zagreb and spent our time exploring many beautiful spots in
the Upper Town and the Lower Town.
THA LAST WORD
Within the one week we had been in beautiful city, we felt like we
were at home.
Our Croatian colleagues Edin, Anita, Mr Vidakovic and Linda showed
great hospitality and we lived one of the best terms in our lives.
Dear Friends, Thank you very much for your hospitality and great
We will never forget you and the days we spent in your beautiful
Turkish Comenius Team