Conversations with Furkan

Furkan has his own style. His face expresses a high variety of gestures and his unique talent: sensitiveness and a great diplomacy. A conversation with him can be full of adjectives, but never boring because he has lots of interests.  Even though he would like to be musician (actually, he records himself singing his favorite songs) or painter, finally he studied Sociology. This experience gave him lots of knowledge that he will tell us about in the... Read More

Lost in translation: Istanbul (chapter II)

…When Aitor discovered that he was in Turkey, instinctively he thought “it will be a long trip”. He woke up in the seaside of Kusadasi, in the South-West of the country. He was lost and he couldn’t remember anything: What happened before? However, He should continue his trip…to where? It doesn’t matter, but that place, thought beautiful, wasn’t his place. First, he sought into his pockets any trace of money or documents. Nothing. Second,... Read More

Europe and EVS

How it works European Voluntary Service? Who is a volunteer? There is some money, lots of projects, lots of countries and lots of volunteers. Local organizations present their projects and European Union adjudicates financial aid. Theory says that the objective is to encourage international exchange and youth in action among European countries. Once local organizations get approval, they select volunteers from different countries through an intermediary... Read More

Lost in Translation (chapter I)

  Aitor and Merve were travelling around some point over the Mediterranean coast. This day, when the story started, was sunny. The sea was calm and clear atmosphere. It was 12.00 o’clock in the morning and Merve was lying on the prow of the boat. Aitor was checking the sails on the top of the dock. Then, he saw some strange clouds, but so far from them that he didn’t pay special attention. The couple spent all day long inside of the boat,... Read More


THE SECRET: BEARS AND NATURE I was in the cave of Rasnov and…There was one bear. I was searching the house of the other volunteers, I had a dinner, there was night, there wasn’t anybody, and I looked to the trash. And… there was a bear! I was reading the Brasov tourist guide and… One bear. All these bears are imagination that I had.  I thougt that it was real but not. The first was a photo in the cave with a bear. The second... Read More

Even the Angels need help…!

  Hi…! I am Umpaniel, angels of god… I can remove do evil spirit and devils. I came to Braşov because Purgatory’s door had opened by dracula in Braşov.  I need your help for close the door and remove the freaks. I will tell u what you are going to do, just join the Ghost Town… I said Ghost Town because freaks are here and they will attack Braşov in 27th October… Noroc…!   Don’t trust my face… … neither my voice... Read More

The Breakfast

  Everyday, Alina gets up at 6.00 am. She opens the window, even in winter, because she likes to feel the first fresh air of the day. It gives her strong enough to formulate the goals for the coming day. This represents her favorite time. She’s alone and free, and she plays with her will. During the breakfast, her father is still abstemious, her boss can’t order to her stupid tasks and her friends didn’t call, asking for her precious time. For... Read More

happy together

Mario and Clara are together from 9 months ago. They meet for first in a common friend’s birthday. Clara was drinking a milkshake and Mario a whisky with ice. Their glances crossed in a certain point through the space of the room. The game started with a smile, and from here, they knew as professionals how to look for a meeting point, just in the corridor which connected the kitchen and the bedroom. Good strategic point. At the beginning, she... Read More

Wroclaw 2016 and Istanbul 2010

Wroclaw 2016 and Istanbul 2010: two examples of European Capitals of Culture, one opportunity for  participating within cultural volunteer programs. A group of international volunteers from Poland and Turkey will be present in Baiulescu House during the next August offering a presentation about their countries as European Centers of Culture, giving information about the managed activities, talking about working as a volunteer within European projects.... Read More

Euro-Cup 2010: Interview with Enrique Garrandés

Considering the amazing victory of Spain in the Euro-cup 2012, I thought it could be a great idea  an interview about sport, fútbol and Spanish issues with Enrique Garrandés, an EVS volunteer, specially engaged with Spanish football. He becomes a freak when “football” is the background. He practiced football with his father since he was a child. That’s curious because at first, he didn’t like football. It was almost the only one among all... Read More

Two seasons

We have been in Brasov since March. I remember as it was yesterday – snow was everywhere, cold wind was blowing, trees didn’t have any leaves, ours clothes were warm and heavy. At that time I was thinking that spring never comes. But first sign that I was wrong, that : 😉 was a primrose in our small garden in the front of the office: Days started to be longer, wormer and … more green. We couldn’t stay no longer in the office.... Read More

Summer nights and Cinema in Reduta

Did you hear about the  Noaptea Lunga a Filmelor Scurte? I just knew about it one week ago and I think it will be a great plan for this Friday night. This Short Film Festival is created and directed from Bucharest. This year, thanks to the collaboration with local partners, it’ll take place simultaneously in Brasov, Sibiu, Timisoara and Cluj on Saturday, June 23th. Here, in Brasov, the event will celebrate in Reduta Cultural Center. The opening... Read More

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