Χαίρετε Komşu !

I decided move to my neighbor recently. I picked up my suitcase and I left the house… I’m writing now from my neighbor’s house. They welcomed me very friendly… Because we are sharing the same culture with them, and in our culture;  if you have a guest you have to behave amiable! They have to…

The familiar vs the unkown

I want to compare ‘The Seen and The Unknown’ in retrospect to my observations of the places I have been to. In other words; Athens and the others, in my observations. The odd, the frequent, and the familiar! It may sound peculiar but most cultures in the world, are in fact, very similar. We, as…

Three months and a half

During the last weeks some things changed in the office, five volunteers ended their EVS program and they left Greece. I recall the times when I was hanging out with them, and it saddened me the fact that eventually they would have to leave before me. But after some time I was comfortable with it….

I Just Started

Hello everyone! I am Cansu from Turkey. I am a new EVS volunteer at Hellenic Youth Participation. My first week passed already. When I arrived here, I was very excited and a little bit scared. This is not my first abroad experience but it will be the longest. Now I am still excited but I…

Hello world!

In lieu of the more commonplace soubriquet, permit me then, to introduce myself;       I am Omer Magill, born in Glasgow, Scotland, living in Izmir, Turkey. I am an English teacher.   I will be in Athens for my EVS for 2 months. It has only been a week so far, and I’m…

France BŒUF BOURGUIGNON

Hi guys !As you know France is famous for its gastronomy. I was born in Burgundy, Burgundy is traditionally famous for its cattle farms, and its wines! So I’m going to introduce you to one of the very gourmet dishes we eat as a family ” LE BŒUF BOURGUIGNON ” It takes its name from…

Second Month

I learned a lot of the important and popular places around, and also the buses, and where to go to get somewhere, without thinking. Also learned where are the supermarkets and what, where is cheaper than the other stores, also that, how to make fast, cheap and tasty foods, so i have a bit more…

First Month

I’m arrived to Greece, Athens at 16 of April after 2 hours of waiting and 1,5 hours of boring flight. The first couple of day I had to use google maps to navigate myself to the office, but after 3 day it was a basic routine, I dont needed anymore to get to work. I…

Three months

It’s been a month since my last post, and three months since my EVS started. I became used to my new life now, if everything was new at first, now (for the most part) everything became routine and sometimes kind of boring. Which is fine, it’s normal getting used to things, so I’m trying to…

Volunteer Chloe

My experience as a volunteer in the organization Hellenic Youth Participipation. The realization of poster and communication through the social networks. I was in charge of organizing each week:   LANGUAGE CAFE, one return one hour gathering about ten participants which studied or study the French language and which tries to improve and especially to…