23/04/2017

We have started our journey at 3am a little bit tearful as we were saying good-bye to our friends and families at Medyk, however shortly after we enter the cab we started thinking about our new adventure.
Portugal has welcome us with its beautiful spring weather and we easily forgot about the snow in Poland that we had left behind. Despite being tired and jet-legged we decided to walk around Braga town. We have seen the Bom Jesus Sanctuary there and beautiful architecture of the town buildings. In the air you could smell the beautiful smell of roses.
Then we had supper and when we finished we went for a stroll in the Braga town centre beautifully lit. you would never guess what we have found there – Portuguese shop Pingo Doce – the equivalent of our Polish shop “Biedronka” ??

 

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

 

24/04/2017

Medyk’s Angels – Day 2.
After a good night sleep and delicious breakfast we went to our work experience places. We met very friendly staff and we were guided through health and safety procedures and we were made familiar with equipment and our responsibilities. In the afternoon we went for a walk in Braga town centre. We were fascinated by beautiful architecture of buildings covered with blue and white tiles called azulejo. We have seen adorable cafes and many churches.

 

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

 

25/04/2017

Medyk’s Angels – Day 3.
Today in Portugal people are celebrating the national Independence Day - Dia da Liberdade. This is a bank holiday and people do not work therefore we went on a wonderful trip to Porto. In Porto there is a beautiful old train station and many tourist attractions but one that have impressed us most was the view of river Duero with picturesque bridges. We took plenty of photoes there. Then we did some shopping and bought many souvenirs. In the meantime, we were listening to some local music performed by the students.

 

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

 

26/04/2017

Medyk’s Angels – Day 4.
Today it was quite busy but at the same time it was an enjoyable day too. We made friends with some staff members and assisted them while performing treatments. We have noticed some differences in performing some beauty treatments in Poland and in Portugal. This experience broadens not only our knowledge and helps us to improve our skills which makes us very happy, but also helps us to understand diverse cultures and customs of our customers. Today we have learnt some Portuguese words and expressions and tried to use them. Portuguese language seems to be difficult when you say words for the first time, but when you adjust to new sounds it doesn’t seem to be that difficult any longer.
After a long day we went to our hotel rooms and had a nice relaxing evening and a good night sleep.

 

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

 

27/04/2017

Medyk’s Angels – Day 5.
It has been busy recently and we gained new skills. We have learned how to perform male hair removal ?? We have met all the staff who are extremely helpful and cheerful. We have exchanged our knowledge and ways on how we do treatments in Poland and Portugal. We had many customers and many of them were surprised by Polish members of staff. They enjoyed our treatments. During break times we had some social time with the co-workers and we thought them some Polish words and expressions. This Friday evening, we spent walking in Braga town and having some ice cream.

 

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

 

28/04/2017

Medyk’s Angels – Day 6.

 

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

 

29/04/2017

Medyk’s Angels – Day 7.
Today we visited local shopping centre Braga Parque. We enjoyed shopping at Primark shop which unfortunately has not got its chain in Poland. We have found many things there and came with bags full of goodies ??
The rest of the day we spent in Braga enjoying its beautiful views and a delicious lunch.

 

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

 

30/04/2017

Medyk’s Angels – Day 8.
We started our day at 5 am. Surprisingly, it was a rain morning but despite it we went to Lisbon. The capital city of Portugal turned out t be a very lively place full of tourists. Our day became brighter when the Sun has come up. Lisbon is amazing, it has many beautiful buildings, steep narrow lanes and streets with traditional yellow trams. From one of the hills we could see a wonderful view on the capital city and river Tag. Our tourist guide told us interesting stories about the history of the city and its citizens and discoverers. On our way back to Braga, we have visited Fatima Sanctuary. We felt the amazing atmosphere of this place where so many people from various parts of the world come to worship our Lady of Fatima.
It was a lovely day and we arrived quite late that evening.

 

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

 

1/05/2017

Medyk’s Angels – Day 9.
Today we celebrated the Labour Day and went to the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. The weather was fantastic with hot sun and cool breeze from the Atlantic Ocean and we got …red suntan. We looked like lobsters! Luckily, we know what to do in such situations – we recommend natural yoghurt from Pingo Doce ??
Ocean water was cold but could not resist not to check it ourselves, so we paddled in shallow water. In the late afternoon we went for a walk and the nearby light house and took some pictures. Then we had dinner and we were enjoying a nice evening atmosphere.

 

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

 

2/05/2017

Medyk’s Angels – Day 10.
After few days free of work, it was nice to be back at our beauty salons. As we have made friends with staff we feel very comfortable at our work places. Moreover, clients are very polite and nice so it all makes our experience even more pleasant.

 

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

 

3/05/2017

Medyk’s Angels – Day 11.
Today, in one of the beauty salons, we were offered tatoos but only one condition – it must have been a picture of a heart with sign "I love Portugal". After having a thought we decided not to have it. Overall, it was a wonderful day with a beautiful summer weather – 28 Celsius degrees! The only thing we were dreaming of was delicious ice cream form the nearby café.

 

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

 

4/05/2017

Medyk’s Angels – Day 12.
Today we have practiced our skills in a Californian massage, extending nails, styling hair, male hair removal, manicure, and Chinese acupuncture. After work we had a relaxing evening walk.

 

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

 

5/05/2017

Medyk’s Angels – Day 13.
The last day of our work experience was filled with emotions. On one hand we were happy to go back to Poland but on the hand, we were sad to leave beautiful Portugal and all the amazing people that we have met there. However our memories will stay forever with us.
In the evening there was a very special supper after which we had a beautiful surprise goodbye cake from Braga Mob. We also received certificates. We said goodbye to the staff of Petipan restaurant where we had our dinners every evening.
We want to say thank you for organising the trip, taking care of us and wonderful atmosphere every day ??

 

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal

 

6/05/2017

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Work experience: 24th April – 5th May 2017 – Beauty technician, Braga/Portugal