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Eating Europe: A Kingdom on Fire

Open Call! 10 places available

Organized by AEGEE-León

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We could start this in many ways, but none of them would be great enough to express how EXCITED AND THRILLED we are to organize officially the Travelling Summer University 2019 of AEGEE-León “Eating Europe: A kingdom on fire”.
After a successful foodie year of AEGEE-León, we just simply couldn’t stop thinking about how to do it better for the following times; going beyond and doing activities never seen nor done before in AEGEE.
And… BRACE YOURSELVES! travelling across what used to be the ancient Kingdom of León, we will inmerse ourselves in an epic adventure discovering the most amazing places in the Northwestern Iberian peninsula, tasting the most astonishing dishes of our gastronomies, experiencing our history and culture, partying until sunrise.
Enjoy the best food of Spain in León, live like a Roman in the ancient city of Astorga, enjoy the sun and the sea in Gijon, and walk around the charming streets of Porto. Our limit is just the sky! We have always dreamt to touch the stars, and we are working to do it next Summer! Wanna join us in this unique trip?
We are ready!! Are you??

General Information:

From: Wednesday, July 17th
To: Thursday, August 1st
Starts in: León
Ends in: Porto
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: Leisure / Arts, Creativity and Cooking
Fee: 210€ info_outline
35 Friends
Accomodation: Gym, students dormitories & youth hostel.
Confirmation: Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 30€
Used for: Cathedral of León, Wine tasting, Cellar visits and Boat Trip in Oporto
Alternative:
Language: English & Spanish
Special equipment needed: Roman costume. Swimming pants.
Suited for disabled people: No

Theme:

Discover the local culture and reality of the former Kingdom of León through cooking and eating!

Contact:

Phone: 0034659898711

Our ideal participant:

    ¡Hola hola! Do you like eating? traveling? discovering the local history and culture? cooking and eating (more!)?, making new friends? breaking borders? more eating and having endless amount of AEGEE spirit?… If you just have screamed YES or SÍ, join AEGEE-León and become part of the BEST AND TASTIER SUMMER UNIVERSITY EVER!

Activities:

  • Pub Crawls
  • City Tours: León & Porto
  • Wine Cellars Spain & Portugal
  • Boat trip in Porto
  • Cooking Workshops & Cocktail Workshops
  • Paella WS demostration
  • European Night
  • Swimming pool Festival
  • Visit 1 star michelin restaurant.
  • Thematic and live-show dinner in Porto
  • Trip to Gijón
  • Visit to Las Medulas (World Heritage by UNESCO)
  • Aquatic Games
  • Trekking Route in a natural park.
  • León Cathedral
  • Nocturnal gymkhana
  • Visit Jardins do Palácio de Cristal in Porto
  • Roman recreation: Caesar's reception
  • Roman recreation: The invasion of the tavern
  • Roman recreation: Great Roman Circus
  • Roman recreation: Roman Justice
  • Roman recreation: Parade of honor to the winners
  • Sunset at the gazebo in Porto
  • Tapas
  • Party & fiesta
  • Siesta like a pro

Course Information:

Course:
Timetable:
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Experienced AEGEE trainers
Equipment:
Supported by University: Yes

Join the Summer University and visit:

León

León is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SPANISH CITY (y olé), capital of the same kingdom and the location of the purest and most astonishing Gothic Cathedral in Europe; cradle of Kings and Parlamentarism. Cradle as well of the Free Tapas by Alfonso X ' El Sabio'.

Gijón

Prehistoric and Roman, revolutionary, urban, mining, metallurgical, avant-garde, sailor, cosmopolitan, festive and hospitable. This is the city of Gijón, the larges city in Asturias; also known as the capital of the green coast. Gijon's breathtaking coastline and its activeness will get you amazed during our day trip!

Astorga

The annual celebration known as the Festival of Astures and Romans its own of the most famous festivities not only of Astorga but also in the whole region, as its declaration of regional tourist interest must has proven.
This festival held to commemorate and represent the Roman period of Astorga (or Astúrica Augusta back at that time) will make travel in time. Will you become a Roman legend after mastering the art of socializing in the market agora or living the rivalry, passion and pride at the Circus?

Porto

Porto is an ancient city steeped in history and tradition. It is a highly atmospheric place that has become known for its monuments by renowned architects. Home of the most beautiful bookshops and trans stations in the world.
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