Eat to live, not live to eat, Greece

In October 2017 La Víbria sent a group of  6 youth and 1 youth leader to Spileo, Greece, to attend the youth exchange Eat to live, not live to eat. A project to reflect on healthy habits analizing the diseases related to obesity.

Here you will find the impresions of some of the partcipants who lived an unforgettable experience.

cropped-21013921_1824246261221709_8480887118660949161_o3.jpgThis project was hosted by Hellas for US with the support of Erasmus+

Jose:

“This exchange in Greece has personally taught me so many things. It was a unique experience with people who have shown me different ways to see life. The coexistence during all the exchange was remarkable and I enjoyed the food we were served.

This project has helped me to understand better eating diseases and problems related to food.

I was, also, able to learn a lot of English, I had some difficulties in expressing myself in this language but I got over them and now I am more confident when I communicate in English.”

Laia:

“One of the best ways of learning is being with other people who can show you their experiences and their points of view. These ten days in Greece we shared traditions and food, understood better cultures and languages, visited unique sights and stayed in a very beautiful village, coexisted with people from seven different countries and made friends.

We also treated the theme of health problems related to food. Obesity, eating disorders, diseases caused by the overweight… we eat to live and not live to eat after all.

I loved this adventure and I recommend these projects to anyone who wants to expand their minds to the world.”

Ivan:

“In this project, I had the opportunity to travel to Spileo, Greece, and get to know a little bit more about their culture, their habits, their lifestyles, etc., as well as I got to see the other countries that were participating.

Since the project was about healthy lifestyles, we did a lot of workshops that made us see other countries’ realities.

Although we had some activities we had to defend with our national teams, most of them mixed up both gender and nationality, which made us get closer to one another.

In these activities, we had to do research about a given topic (such as refugees, vegan diets, ways to have a healthier lifestyle, etc.) and make a little presentation on paper to then present it to the rest of the group. There were also a lot of masterclasses given by the organizers and some debates in which we had to defend ideas that we didn’t necessarily align with our personal ones, but thanks to research we were able to develop a debatable opinion.

We stayed in a hotel on the town that had 90 inhabitants. I liked staying in such town because I got to disconnect from the city for a short period of time.

Regarding the participants, everyone was very welcoming and easy-going. Almost anyone was disrespectful towards other participants.

As an overall experience, I had a lot of fun and I got to understand a bit more about other countries’ cultures and doings.”

Some pictures of the experience:

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