30 de Outubro de 2017.

O meu SVE em Balchik

O meu EVS em Balchik, uma pequena cidade Búlgara banhada pelo Mar Negro, foi uma das experiências mais enriquecedoras que tive a sorte de ter. Mal soube da oportunidade decidi logo inscrever-me, visto o projeto ter como intuito a organização de um festival de cinema, a área que estudei, e que por isso me interessa bastante. Foi uma oportunidade perfeita porque me permitiu ver como funciona realmente um festival, e ser uma parte ativa na sua realização. Para além de me permitir ter este contacto direto com a área, permitiu-me ter uma experiência totalmente diferente durante um mês, ao viver com pessoas de diferentes países e culturas, e partilhar o meu espaço e tempo com elas muito intensamente. Diria que […]
30 de Outubro de 2017.

A food lover in paradise

As anyone who knows me would expect, I will have to share my impression and love of Portuguese food. My first experience of Portuguese food was on the flight to Madeira. I have to admit that I was disappointed when I first tried pastel de nata. But that was clearly the fault of the old ones which the flight attendants gave us. I have become a huge fan of them as soon as I tasted the freshly baked ones. By now I actually have to hold myself back, so I won’t buy every single one at the bakery. And not only pastel de natas, all pastries are alluring. Another inevitable food is bolo do caco. I don’t think that I’ll […]
26 de Outubro de 2017.

The Madeiran bubble

This island is so beautiful! And I feel so good. Last year, when I was in my final year of secondary school, I decided to wait starting my study and take a Gap-Year. After 6 years of hard work, I was sick of school and I wanted a life without any duties. However, when I finished my school and got my diploma, I felt bored and empty. I had no goal anymore and I really needed one. I tried to find a hobby like puzzling, reading a book and learning Portuguese words, but this was all soooo boring. So I stopped and kept on worrying about my problem of being purposeless. I’ve been here for about 3 weeks now, and […]
23 de Outubro de 2017.

Live in Sumy for two months

The European Voluntary Service allowed me to travel, make new friends, learn and explore new personal skills, like autonomy, team work and communicate in several languages. Hi, my name is Yara. I´m 22 years old and I´m from Portugal. I heard about this European Voluntary Service in Sumy because of my colegue from another volunteer project in Portugal related with refugees. So, after his propose in two days I decided to come! Honestly, when I analyze previously my decision I´m thinking about enriching my knowledge about the political situation of Ukraine and collecting some informations about Ukranian refugees because I´m doing my masters about this thematic; visit my family because I was born in Donetsk, Ukraine and travelling, since it […]
23 de Outubro de 2017.

Irreplaceable

My project is sadly getting close to an end and it got me thinking about different aspects of my life here in Madeira, that I won’t be able to continue back home. First of all – nature and weekly hiking trips. Of course we do have amazing landscapes, mountains and forests in Poland too, but it’s not as easily accessible for me there as it is here. Never in my life I have been hiking as much as I do in Madeira. Secondly, the ocean. The atmosphere of living so close to it is irreplaceable. The salty scent, the sound of waves, the feeling of space you can only understand it if you’ve experienced that. It’s such a privilege to […]