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Visiting Czech students

Our Czech group arrived to Jämsänkosken on Sunday night. The journey after all turned out to be quite long, nevetheless thanks to small funny events it was definitely not boring.

On Monday morning we got to meet our Finnish counterpart at the Electrical Engineering department. Both groups created mixed teams and started to work on their istallation assignement that was assigned by Mr. Jussi Ahonen, the teacher of the Electrical Engineering department. Monday afternoon was full of floorball when both groups created two teams. At first it was the Czech team against the Finnish team, where the Czech team in order not to take away the good luck from our national  ice-hockey team, let generously win the Finnish team. Then they created mixed teams and just enjoyed playing floorball.

I do have to emphasize that the Czech national ice hockey team beat the Finnish ice hockey team later that day.

The very next day, which means on Tuesday afternoon, both groups had a presentation in the Auditorium. The Czech group carried out a presentation about the Czech Republic.

During Wednesday and Thursday both groups were working on their installation assignement.

On Friday morning all the students went to visit Jyväsklä where they visited the Crafts and design Campus in Kangas, visited a high school in Jyväskylä and in the afternoon all of the students went sightseeing around the city.

The weekend was devoted to further exploration of Jämsänkosken and the town of Jämsä.

On Monday morning the two groups continued in working on their installation when many of the groups have actually managed to finish the manual work and started to work on creating the final bill for the work they performed. The Monday afternoon was again devoted to sport and the students played football in mixed teams.

Tuesday of our second week was spent in Tampere.  There we visited a Spy Museum where we found out about technologies that were used in espionage. Students could also try some of the techniques. In the afternoon we visited Museum Vapriikki where we saw an exhibition about the Chinese Forbidden City. Some students visited the exhibition about The Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame or Tampere 1918.

The rest of the week is going to be spent by finishing the assignement and strengthening the relationships between Czech and Finnish students.


My last week in Ibiza

Finally.. Im home, i have never felt this kind of pleasure of being home, seeing my own room, hugging my own bed and seeing my whole family and friends. Coffee here tastes amazing and the weather is cold and i absolutely love it.

My last week at work went really well, i also did my skills demonstration which also went really well.

Even though i am happy that i am home, its also really sad that i had to leave the island. I am really going to miss everyone back there, i had a really great time with everyone and i even made a few promises to go back there for vacation.

Thank you, Ibiza


Weeks 6, 7 and 8 here in Ibiza

Okay, so our last week is starting tomorrow and these last three weeks in here have been busiest so far. Now that the season is changing and all the tourists start roaming the streets in here, all the shops that have been closed for the winter are again opening their doors for the public, and as an electrician it has been busy as hell.

The work i´ve done this past week has been has been fun and at the same time a bit stressing  because of all the rush, im so tired after running from place to place and the heat is also quite overwhelming. Luckily theres always the weekends when you get to relax a little bit

We have been in many places and the local fire department was one of them, we had to install a  lot of LED-string inside the fire-equipment doors, it took nearly a week to install the LED´s to nearly all of the firetrucks










We also have had quite a few aircondition installing jobs, which are always a huge pain in the ass because you have to work on the roof and theres always so hot.  And the consumption of water has been absolutely enormous, you HAVE to drink like 3 liters of water during working hours or things are gonna go south really quickly, especially if the work you´re doing is something that requires a lot of physical strenght.

I still cant stop admiring the views everyday at work.













We have visited a lot of places during our free time and on weekends, the tourism students took us on a bus trip through the island and showed us some great little towns and we had a really nice time. This is a scenery from one of the towns (i dont remember which one)







Also they took us to visit a small church in one of the villages. This one is called Sant Ines (all of the churches are named after a saint).




Czechs in Finland

It has been very interesting and good for our practice. We learn a lot of new things, for example how to use program for 3D printer or how to make home instalation and another few projects. We saw how much is different school learning system in the Finland and in the Czech Republic. We saw how looks finlands kanteeen and meal there was very good. We wasnt just learning we try new sport, discgolf. And we visited a lot of destinations and cities. So our trip here was very nice and informative.

My 5th week here in Ibiza

The beginning of the week was quite interesting, we were at Ibiza town and we had to move a distribution center (jakokeskus) of some sort a few meters  and this guy Arved that i always work with needed to cut the cables while there still was tension.

Thank god he wore protective rubber gloves because as he was cutting the cables one by one then suddenly there is this huge goddamn bang and a flash of light. There must have been some kind of short circuit going on in one of the phases because otherwise that wouldnt have happened.

Now im glad that he didnt even suggest that i would cut those cables. The scissors melted together and Arved had some burnmarks in his elbows and propably some sort of a lifelong trauma but loppu hyvin kaikkihyvin.

After that i came down with a slight fever and spent nearly rest of the week just chilling and drinking noodle soup. But somehow i recovered just in time for saturday when i promised to go out with few of the guys i met at our school visit. They showed me around the city and they also showed me this one place in Talamanca where there is a huge cliff with a great view to the ocean.

Sixth week in Ústí nad Labem

During our sixth week in Usti. I worked at quality deparment at KONE. Heikki continued to work in the maintanence. At quality deparment i was checking incoming packets for any damage and/or deformation. Also i took part in a installation test of elevator parts. During our freetime we spent time with other Erasmus students and our friends from here.

Sight of Usri from a nearby hill

Here is one of the czech foods we made with our friend.

Ibiza, weeks 1-4.

So.. One month has gone by and i really like it here, the weather is always good and the people are very kind. The first two weeks were kind of slow, because i needed some time to adjust to this new lifestyle, i didnt really do anything except eat, sleep and go to work.

Im working at a company called Medori electricidad, all of the guys there are great, they dont really speak english that much except the boss and this one german guy,  Arved that i have been working with. So far i have done pretty basic stuff, like pulling cables and making cable routes, addin a few plug lines and switches. Like for example, last week we had to put a new main line to someones house








Also there was a case where we had to go to this wood wholesale place where they had a huge woodcutting machine giving a amlfuction code and wouldnt let the machine run, so we had to fix it by calling the german manufacturer for information about the machine.

There was also a pretty large fire in here, it  was some kind of a “forest” or a field under natural protection, there was a lot of people filming it, heres a few photos



















on our free time we have visited a lot of beaches and coffee shops, we also went to Ibiza town to check out some shops for some souveniers and to check out the harbor in there, theres also the “old town” which is absolutely beautiful with its old buildings and Dalt Vila today we went to visit the local school which was a lot like our school in some ways, the students there were a few years older than me but i already made friends. They gave us a small tour of the campus area and made us some traditional spanish snacks. they all seemed wonderful, they were polite and very social. We talked a lot about the island and finland and places to visit if they ever come to finland etc, etc.

the “old town”

I like all the people in here very much because they are the exact opposite of a “traditional finnish person”. I dont think i have met anybody so far who wouldnt talk to me, even when i go to the store i always get to talk a lot with the guy who owns the shop, or for example when i went to order coffee from a coffee shop and of course i was trying to order it in spanish and i said it somehow wrong, then the coffee guy spent like legit 7 minutes teaching me how to order it correctly in spanish and explaining how i said it slightly wrong, it was hilarious. Its a shame im starting to get used to the coffee here, at first it was so sweet and creamy and yuck and if you ordered the coffee black, it came in a half a shot glass and tasted like death. Its gonna take me a long time to get used to the taste of finnish coffee again.

I really like it in here, i hope the next 4 weeks will be just as enjoyable as these past wekks have been


Third week in Czech rebublic.

We were working in material management department in Kone. It was basic storage work, we got a work order from our work leader, then we searched for the items in the paper and placed them in our chart. We spent all of the free time in a students free time club Playing table football and pool.

I will add some of the pictures in next week post because i need to ask if those pictures are okay to use.