K. Hill: Teacher - Anglo American School of Moscow
September 2006 trip
When we asked the students what was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday the answers varied. Many really enjoyed the biking and kayaking, but it was amazing how many appreciated
the 5 hour hike we went on as they enjoyed the nature along the way. Some also like the caving ("except the spiders in the cave", replied one student).
It was great seeing students interact with each other, helping each other, and getting excited when they were learning new skills. The students in the local school we visited were super excited
to meet us and discuss their culture and customs, as well as find out the backgrounds of our students. We were also able to give business to locals (guides, cooks, hotel employees, etc). Our
students also learned about the environment (local plants and herbs), as the hosts as well as one of the guides (Pino) was very knowledgeable about the island.
This will be an annual trip for our school as it is so successful. We owe Craig and Xania our gratitude as they provide everything needed to make the experience a memorable one, for staff and
students alike. I recommend this trip to anyone that wants an active holiday. A must DO trip!!!
C. McNair : Teacher - AAS Moscow
One of the things I really liked about this trip was the lack of motorized vehicles, tourists, and abundance of clean air. By biking, kayaking and hiking we were able to see a lot of the
countryside, and also interact more with the locals. On a one to five scale with five being the highest, I would give it a 4.9. Only due to the fact for the educators it was a holiday with 38
high school students.