• 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
  • Roberto from Germany 2019
    Activities in Puerto de Sagunto – Casal Jove