Whenever I asked foreigners if they knew something about Vietnam – my beloved home country, the answers they gave me usually concerned the wars, especially the Vietnam War. That moment, I was always overwhelmed by both pride and commiseration over the hardship the Vietnamese had endured through years. Our journey striving for today independence and peace has never been easy. It was full of tears, blood and profound losses of material, physical and spiritual aspect, which will definitely remain as a crucial part of the nation’s history.
Time to close this beautiful chapter of my life. Θεσσαλονικη, χαλαρά, this city has so much to give, through its people and its beauty. After 10 months, I have learnt how to love, I have learnt how to live, as simple as that. In North Europe we have a watch but we don't have time.
Έχουν περάσει ήδη οχτώ μήνες από την στιγμή που έφτασα στη Σλοβενία και ξεκίνησε η εμπειρία του EVS. Οχτώ μήνες που πέρασαν σαν ένας. Έτυχε να περάσω χθες από την γειτονιά που εμένα τον πρώτο μήνα που έφτασα στη Λιουμπλιάνα. Θυμήθηκα της πρώτες μέρες μου εδώ και τρόμαξα όταν αντιλήφθηκα πως είναι ήδη Ιούνιος... Όχι πως κατάλαβα εκείνη την στιγμή πόσο γρήγορα περνάει ο καιρός, απλά ήταν ακόμη μια στιγμή που το ξαναεπιβεβαίωσα. Ξεκίνησα να φέρνω στο μυαλό μου στιγμές.
Did you know that nowadays you can travel the world for many great purposes while having the chance to meet new people? Did you know that there are some youth exchange programs that give you the opportunity to actively participate in every kind of program you can imagine, be it about food, dance, music, technology? The Greek non-governmental organization ‘United Societies of Balkans’ (USB) gave this chance to six youngsters from Greece to go to Vienna for the needs of such a program under the theme “Storytelling Through Social Media”.