Well today is our last full day in Warsaw and we wrapped up our workshop with the other teachers. We had a great discussion with 5 other Polish teachers who just recently finished doing cultural exchanges between Polish and Israeli youth. We brainstormed ideas on how we could emulate this program in some way here. I think we made some great progress and I can certainly see us connecting in the near future.
After our session ended we went to downtown Warsaw to the Museum of the Warsaw Uprising. Very moving and powerful museum built in 2004. The noise did make the museum discombobulating.... but I think I could have spent a lot more time there. After that we took a tour of old and new town in Warsaw. After the failure of the Warsaw uprising...the city was all but destroyed (85%) So most of the buildings have been rebuilt. It was still amazing and I hope to get pictures up of today sometime tomorrow.
Tonight we bade farewell to our new Polish and Israeli teachers as they go on their way. I think we got a lot out of them...I am not sure the same is true of us.
More will come in later.