I returned to Italy once again, but this time from Iran. finally all those traveling with plane, hitchhiking, car and train was over and it was time again for my bicycle and for freedom. I was packed and in 2 days I was on the road and this time not heading south anymore!! spring was there and I could cycle up north again. My next destination was Slovenia, so I should cycle north east tward Slovenian border. 10/05/2015
My friends in Biotehnik school in Sempetre ( Nova Gorica ) helped me to organize a workshop in the kind of same school in Ljubljana. I went to the class directly. I was expecting to meet some teachers first and talk a bit, but surprisingly I went directly to the classroom where all students were waiting and they didnt know exactly what is going on. everything was kind of surprise either for me or them.
While I was in Nova Gorica, I was staying in a student hastel in Biotechnological school in Nova Gorica. First day we had a kind of presentation at 7 pm and afterward few of students came to my room and we kept talking till 11 pm before their teacher ask them to go to their room to sleep. I had a workshop next morning there and we planted a tree together. here also I have some text from Ksenja Vogrinc and I will also add some more lines after I receive them from other friends ( student ones !) from the school.
I arrived 8 in the morning to Nova Gorica in Slovenia. directly I went to bus station to meet with Ksenja who was a contact from a friend. she was organizing a school to visit and my first class would start at 8:45. After drinking a coffee we went to the school and straight away I went to the class for my workshop. I had 4 classes in the morning and it lasted all day till 13:00 and just after that was the time I could go to the place I was going to stay 2 days and change my cycling cloths. as always it was amazing to have 4 classes that day and I keep hope to have some little changes coming from thos ekids
Before I leave Rome to go to Iran and exactly when I had no clue what to do with my bike, I got invited to dinner by Manuele Fattorossi . first I thought he is one of random guys I met in Rome but when he came, I realized I have never met him and he just sw my pictures in one of his friends page ! 2 hours before our appointment I called him to see if I can store my bike in his house and he kindly accepted. I stayed at night in his house and early morning he sent me to airport at 5 am ! While having dinner at home with his lovely family he offered to talk to his son's school for my project. right after I return to Rome we went to the Religiose del SS.Sacramento school to talk to students and share some ideas. Thanks a lot dear Manuele and Monja Pansini for helping me to do my job.
After I return to Italy I went to Napoli for 2 days and then I took a train to Rome. I arrived to Rome at 8:30 in th emorning and directly I went to the school where my friend, Manuele has his kids studying there. It was a combination of two larg groups, but after 30 min they splited and smal ones went out and we continued with older ones.
I met Lukas in my friends house and after we talked a bit about my journey and my project, he kindly invited me to visit his class in OSZT ( Oberstufen zentrum tauffellen ) - Biel-Biene. we fixed a date and on Thursday January 29 I went to visit his class and share some ideas and my experiences with his students. we talked about some problems we have in our world and at last we planted a tree in a pot just to symbolize our work and to touch the soil. Thanks a lot to all the students and Lukas.
I came back to Montessori school to visit a class and also to thank them for their support. When I visited the school first time in 2012, Mrs Rachelle Olson helped me a lot to reach more classes and about 10 months later she organized a book sale in the school. kids brought some second hand bok and some mothers backed some cookies or...for the market and afterward they sent me the money to support my journey and " we need trees" project. so it was nice to go back there and meet them again and thank them. Also I had a chance to have another class and workshop with another group of kids
I have been in Tehran for a long time which is absolutely not my style. It is getting too much and I am ready to leave now. I should start standing on my own feet and move on to create something. Hardly I can create something while I am stuck somewhere. Tonight I am going to pack to stat cycling through Iran.
Up to March 9 Current location : Tehran _ Iran KMs cycled : 65470 km Days on the road : 26950` Countries I have cycled : 52 School visited : 193 Workshops in schools : 536 Trees planted : 1221 Next destination : Cycling through Iran... Longest distance in one day : 318.8 km Next Event : Looking for