Edessa waterfall

I went to the waterfall with Dafni a few weeks ago on a day excursion with a tour company. It was quite a long bus journey, and for me it was very boring as everything was in Greek so I didn’t know what was going on. As soon as we got off the bus we…

Tandem

The Fourth Day… I am proud to admit that the tandem organised by myself, Jack and the ESN team was a great success. For our first collaboration it was a great turn out. We expected around 30 people but by the end of the night that number doubled at least. We brought in many customers…

The Right to be Human

The third day.. We visited the Goethe-Institut to go look at the exhibition “The Right to be Human”. An art exhibition that links human rights with art and current affairs. The exhibition was quite small and only featured a maximum of 20 pieces of art, but it was free and interesting to see. My favourite…

Day ##

So the second day of my countdown. What did I learn? I learned that I don’t need the other EVSers to be happy. I am finally relaxed in the city knowing I only have a few days left. I don’t need their company to be happy, I don’t need their conversations to feel content.  The…

And so, the countdown begins

In your life a lot of people will tell you to seize the day – carpe diem and YOLO style, and it’s true… take every opportunity, show the world what you have to offer. But there also comes a time when you have to tell yourself “enough is enough”. It was a fantastic opportunity for…

A little promotion never hurt anybody..

So, this Friday our organisation, and in particular Jack, is hosting a photo exhibition in the city! It’s for World Condom Day, and its a great opportunity to see some fantastic art! Anyone in the city come take a look!!  

Acropolis of Athens

On our second full day in Athens we decided to go to Acropolis, probably Athens most well known attraction. We started the day by going to the Acropolis museum, where we were able to look around at many monuments and statues from the past. It was 5 Euros to enter and we were had to…

Experience in Athens, thanks to the locals..

After a cold nights sleep, me and Jack woke with plans to meet Kostas who kindly offered to give us a walking tour of the city. We left the house a little early and walked towards our meeting point – Acropoli metro station. The weather was dull and splatters of rain landed on the tourist…

Travelling to Athens

Today me and Jack started our adventure to Athens. It was a long journey, more than five hours on the train, watching the mountains rush past. Greek trains are so different to British trains, there was a lot of hills and sharp turns, a lot of snow and so many strange noises. It is safe…

Adapting to EVS life

For those of you who don’t know what EVS is, it’s the European Voluntary Service which allows young adults to go to another country for a set number of months (less than 12 if doing long term) to volunteer in a certain NGO. I had just finished university when I decided to apply for a…

The YAGO experience.

The YAGO (Youth Activism Generates Opportunity) brought together 44 young adults to the city of Thessaloniki to focus on human rights and online activism. A topic that is really important to me as a recent Law graduate. Joining the project was very last minute, I only knew I was participating a few days before it…

Eptapyrgion

The old prison on top of the hill in Thessaloniki overlooks the city, it was built many years ago and was part of the castle walls, now it stands unused for people to look around and explore. I have been a number of times to this site and each time I discover something new, whether…