Sagunt

  • The beginning month
    My first month here I arrived on the 19th Of July and went into CasalJove for the first time the next day. I was surprised by how different the youth centre was compared to the UK and Poland. I met a couple people there and then went and joined one of the summer schools that
  • A one way ticket
    A one way ticket. It all started around the end of June 2022. I was back at my hostel in London working again after travelling for two months and everything started seeming monotonous again, even the weather… I started to research where I could travel to next or even move to and there were so
  • August & me as a tour guide in Spain
    They say the best things happen in August… For real, August was month full of meetings with my Bulgarian friends who came to visit me here in Puerto de Sagunto, that I can confirm that I am now becoming a tour guide in the area. I had to show to each of them Valencia, Ciudad
  • Hot summer nights, mid-July
    There is a reason why Lana del Rey sings about nights of July. July truly is my favorite month of the summer… and even of the whole year. The bad thing is that it is already nearing its end. If you know, you know – Escola d’Estiu is a thing and I can’t believe how
  • So far, so good
    Helloooo! It’s me again – Vasya from BulgariaLet me tell you a little bit more for my experience as a volunteer in Puerto de Sagunto. There is only one word I can use to describe the days gone by – gratefulness. For the understanding and support I find in my colleagues, for the nights that
  • It’s a new chapter, huh
    “So you will leave your cat, friends and us for a few months?” – My father asked me when I told him that the final decision has been made. I was moving from Bulgaria to Puerto de Sagunto to be a volunteer until the end of 2022. It all happened so spontaneously – I was
  • It’s a wrap – Moni
    One year has passed. I stare at the screen and try to understand this sentence. I arrived to Spain 365 days ago and I still remember it as it was yesterday. The long-long flight (I didn’t have a direct option because of Covid), the text message from my flatmate asking if I like veggie pasta
  • Writer’s block – Moni
    So the thing is that I am supposed to write a blog in every month to monitor my time here in Spain. It’s a pretty useful concept, because future volunteers can get a glimpse into others’ experiences but it’s good for me as well, because it makes easier to remember the tiny bits and I
  • Madre mia – Moni
    Do you know that feeling, when you’re on a road (in literal or figurative sense) and you’re quite upset because it seems endless and you feel like you’re barely moving but at one point for some reason you look back and realise how far you’ve come? Well this is that “one point” for me and
  • Another ride on the rollercoaster – Moni
    I have to confess that I’m not a big fan of summer. Then again when the sun rises on the 1st day of September, I hear the Earth, Wind & Fire tune in my ear and feel like my time has come. I enjoy this time when the world calms down a bit and the
  • Re-energising at home – Erin
    The past 5/6 months have been a real whirlwind of challenges, fun experiences, and memories I will treasure. Now it’s time for me to re-energise and spend time at home in the UK with my family and friends. Due to covid it has been a long time since I have seen them all, and it’s
  • Back to life, back to reality – Moni
    Since I finished university and started “adult life” with a 9-5 job and 20 days off/ year I kind of forgot this bittersweet feeling around the end of August and the beginning of September. The time when the balmy days are over but you’re about to see your classmates again and share all the memories
  • Rubbing shoulders with the concept of slowing down – Moni
    To be honest, time never really was my best friend. The sassy little thing can go by extremely slow sometimes and on other occasions it makes me be like: Usain who? After high school I went to uni, worked in a café, wrote articles for online magazines as an intern, graduated, started to work full
  • I am officially a 5-year-old again!!
    Not only do I return home most days covered in paint and clay from our summer school activities, I am also remembering what it was like to be such a kid, and the things I loved and enjoyed as a child. I always expressed myself through dance and art and to be able to share
  • On the bright side again – Moni
    “The only constant in life is change.” I hate being the one who uses cheesy, fortune cookie-like quotes (sorry Heraclitus) but this one is on my mind for the last couple of weeks. The last entry was about the unconveniences of trying to find my place in a new setting and although I wanted to
  • Estoy confundida – Moni
    This is probably not what you would expect me to feel when summer is hitting in and I’m doing my volunteership in Spain so close to the beach that i could easily go there even in crab walk. For the record: I am grateful every day that I’m here and I’m part of this experience
  • Erin from United Kingdom
    A fresh start is never easy, especially in the middle of a pandemic. It was the desire to let go of the impacts COVID-19 had on my career path, having graduated last summer, that led me to this decision. After travelling Spain for a few months and staying in hostels and meeting people from different
  • Challenging my guiri self – Moni
    They say it takes 21 days to make a habit and you have to keep going for another 90 days to create a lifestyle. This is my 60th day of being a volunteer in Puerto de Sagunto which means I’m halfway on my journey to really believe and understand that i’m here, i’m not a
  • Moni from Hungary
    The unbearable lightness of buying a one-way ticket If you and I would meet in a crowded room, and I would be forced to introduce myself I would say something like: Hi, my name is Moni, i’m a 30 year-old girl from Budapest (the capital of Hungary), until a couple of months ago I was
  • Megan from Ireland 2019
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