Sweden turned out not very hospitable: the school didn’t respond to my emails, and when we visited it, it refused to cooperate. The associate principal said that she doesn’t know anything at all (she works in this school!) and suggested that I email another woman. We didn’t have much time, so we decided not to wait for the answer and to travel on.
However, I can still say a few words. The school for children with hearing loss is situated within an ordinary general education school.
The shape of the school is almost a closed circle with many entrances, which confused us.) This is another very big school! And I keep being surprised at huge automatic doors made of glass and metal with intricate locks.
Yay me! I got a travel buddy who joined me in Sweden.:)
So, now we are two.
My travel buddy and companion is a great girl called Sveta. She is born deaf, and we communicate using a sign language. Sometimes, I get really stuck, and Sveta has to repeat her sentence for me again and again… But she keeps patient! I hope that after three months of travel my language level will get higher.)
We will travel together through Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium and France. Then Sveta will return to Saint Petersburg, and I will go to sunny Italy.)
So… I’m not alone, and it has become even more fun to travel.:)