• A Month of Discoveries, Because why not?
    Hola! Just like in previous months, this month was filled with its share of highs and lows, along with a mix of emotions. The beginning of the month was rather typical, with the days flowing by in a somewhat monotonous manner, mostly focused on my tasks and spending time with my flatmates. I appreciated this
  • Fallas, Meetings, and Reunions: 3 months in! 
    Hola! It’s been 3 months since I started my journey, and I can confidently say that this month has been the most fulfilling so far. I’ve probably spent more time on the road than at home, but every moment has been worth it. My month began with a visit to my friend in Barcelona, who
  • “Oh, It’s been two full months or oh It’s just been two months” You decide…
    Hello again, It has been 2 full months since I’ve been here. The flow of time is so relative for me; sometimes I feel, “Oh, it’s been 2 full months, and I haven’t done anything,” and sometimes “it’s been just 2 months, and I have more than enough time.” I’m not sure if everyone is
  • The Feeling of Not Being a ‘tourist’: My First Month in Spain
    Hello everyone! I am Burcu, I am from Türkiye, and I have just started my one-year volunteering journey in Silla, Valencia. Although packing and saying goodbye to my friends and family were not the easiest, I am thrilled to be here. It’s been almost a month since I started this journey, and in this blog,
  • poliValensilla chapter 12 y un pico
    On the first week I went with a group of youngsters from Agres to Brussels through Paris on an adventurous bus trip. I saw a lot of inspiring things, how the intitutes od the European Union work and made me feel more European, we visited the Atomium, the Minieurope, the Parlamentarium, and other institutes as
  • poliValensilla chapter 11
    I spent my 1st of November with  Gemma, Alex, Rafeta and Enrique preparing our Halloween lunch with lentil wraps, Halloween pizza and our unique ingredients-swapped poppy seed cake, discovering that my automatic cooking skills are something to be grateful for and appreciated by me. Furthermore a mistake compared to the flow of the original plan
  • poliValensilla chapter 10
    In the castle of Alicante
  • 9 months in Spain
    Enrique invited to party in Alfafar. I really like it because the screens,sound,singers were really good. My Turkish friend opened a new nail art saloon. I am looking her Instagram. I wanted to improve myself about this and thanks to my friend she accepted. this month was so chill. Generally I focused myself. Because I
  • 8 months in Spain
    Hello. This month was really great. I participated to project in piles. I made videos,photos. For sure new friends. I learned how can I write project, how can do brainstorming with that? When I came to Silla back there was a party’s,bulls. I don’t remember the name but I really love it. It was not
  • 6 month in Spain
    Hello. I finished half of my journey. Now we are in the summer and Spain getting more beautiful. Firstly my Turkish friends went to Turkey. We had a such good connection. When I back for sure we will see eachother but for now I’ll miss them. At the weekends they were always invite me party,eat
  • 7 month in Spain
    Hello. I started the summer school. I was getting up at 8am. Why am I saying this because Valencia is so hot. I saw 42 degrees so you can imagine. When I was walking the school,I was melting. In the school every responsible people had a group. It was hard for me because I am
  • Ilkcan explains his story as volunteer
  • The story of Rebeka in Silla (ESC)
  • poliValensilla chapter 9
    As Alfafar festivity continued in the beginning of September I got into the flow of the barracon’s life with its challanges and fun moments like the fire show on the street and our board game moments. Before the festivity’s wrestling match one wrestler asked me for a braid and I was super motivated and happy
  • poliValensilla chapter 8
    August started with the Partnership Building Activity for organisations in Piles, where I was within the team responsible for planning and executing the program and activities. I enjoyed it and learned by the exerience how such event can be done. The closeness of the see was a blessing for morning walks and afternoon beachtimes. It
  • poliValensilla chapter 7
    July started with a beautiful visit to Gestalgar in the summer heat with Carlos and Enrique, where I enjoyed the natural ‘piscina’s’ coolness with jumps and the excitement of wall climbing. The majority of my July’s duty was going to the summerschool in the mornings. There I was assisting the monitors, helping around kids and
  • poliValensilla chapter 6
    After arriving back from Madrid, where I watched the lion king – amazing visual, sound effects and puppet work – with Enrique and had a bit of sightseeing, I had my “mountain and me weekend” around Agres, where I felt aligned with the nature and enjoyed my adventures to find my routes in my way.In
  • 5 month in Spain
    Hello. This month I went Italy Milan. I really didn’t like the Milan because every is store,everyone so rich so I didn’t feel like I was in the Europe. Also I stayed at the airport it was really bad experience . After that I went to Turkey. I really missed my family and my friends.
  • poliValensilla chapter 5
    May the force be with you May was the month of Agres, the inception village in the middle of the breathtaking nature and where I did not even mind to have my on arrival training online, given that I had the opportunity to have my mini walks during the 15 mins breaks. As my main
  • Third Month In Spain
    Hellooo. I will start with the Fallas. It was 19 days. I really enjoyed in the fallas because in the streets you can see a lot of art. They are doing sculpture and they are burning at the last day. I saw the Valencia heart fallas burning. It was really good also i watched to