My last days in Mallorca, Anna

¡Hola a todo el mundo!
The very last Mallorca days are here! I have packed my belongings, printed my ticket (almost) and started to head my thoughts to the fact that I’m soon back home again. The last few weeks have been really hectic and full of adventures. We travelled across Spain from Valencia to Sevilla, continuing to Cadiz, with a quick stop in Málaga, a monkey business break at Gibraltar, a brief visit in Santander and last but not least, Bilbao. For a person with a museum background, the possibility of finally visiting Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is magnificent! Now I can leave all my Guggenheim traumas behind. I have been there, I have seen it, and I’ve liked it.
Besides the adventures, these few last weeks have also been full of goodbyes. I broke my heart while saying goodbye to my escoleta and to my group. I will remember every one of them and carry the memory of their laugh, energy and enthusiasm with me. There are no sticks, spoons, lego pieces or cardboard, that couldn’…

My last days living the EVS Experience, Delia

¡Hola, mi querida gente!
This month flew as fast as one of several flights I took during this Spanish time. So, here I am at the end of March!

Luckily, these days are very busy, so I have no possibility of thinking what will happen when I will leave and how I will feel later.
But first, let's go a bit back in time to the last days.
It has been a full month. In the elderly centre (and in Mallorca as well) spring has come in advance, so I helped making some decorations for the rooms to cheer up the people living there and bring a little bit of nature inside. That's why I was in charge of making lots and lots of birds... with the origami technique! I totally loved it.       

Then the International Day of Women came. It has been interesting seeing how people strongly care about this day and how las mujeres are still fighting to give this festivity a meaning far from flowers or gifts to women. El día internacional de la mujer is definitely a day to celebrate one more time women power an…

Mis últimos días en España, William

(10 de marzo)

¡Acabo de volver de vacaciones!
He decidido coger casi todos los días que me quedaban para hacer un pequeño viaje de dos semanas por la península y visitar a algun@s voluntari@s que conocí durante la evaluación intermedia en Mollina.

He estado en Ferrol, Santander y Málaga, hospedado por l@s voluntari@s que trabajan ahí. Ha sido una gran ocasión para visitar amig@s, conocer gente nueva y ver cómo funcionan otros proyectos de voluntariado europeo. Cada uno se desarrolla de forma diferente y en cada grupo de voluntari@s hay dinámicas y actividades distintas. Me ha parecido genial formar parte de sus vidas durante algunos días y disfrutar de su compañía. Tod@s han sido súper agradables y acogedor@s: me han llevado por todos lados para visitar las ciudades, hemos hecho actividades en grupo, hemos tomado algo junt@s y ¡hemos salido de fiesta!

Antes de irme de vacaciones conseguí acabar mi proyecto personal. Un dinamizador del Gene y yo llevamos a un grupo de jóvenes a Orien…

My february in Spain, Anna

Moikka kaikille,

The sun has finally returned and we have been able to enjoy again some nice warm days here in the island. At the end of January we had our mid-term training in Mollina, near Málaga, with 80 other volunteers! It was a great time to know more people and share some experiences. We had a week full of stories about life from different parts of Spain, each one being unique and told by the other volunteers around Europe.

In February we also had the chance to make an excursion to one of my projects, in Finca Galatzó. Perfect, sunny day to show this amazing place to my compañeros! After some work together in the Finca property, we had the chance to pick up oranges and have a traditional Majorcan lunch together in the garden.

Since October, I have spent each Monday volunteering for Galatzó. I first started my Mondays by creating them a new web page (that is going to be launched in the future) and after that participated in various Finca tasks from taking care of the chickens, to s…

Love the EVS experience, Delia

¡Hola, guapos y guapas!
I hope that your last month was as nice as mine and that you are enjoying reading our blog and participating a bit in our Mallorca life!
January has been full of emotions. I am going to tell you some highlights in a very short way. My 2019 started at high speed: in my free time I continued visiting around both the island and the peninsula. Madrid has been a discovery because I didn't expect at all that it's such a fascinating city. I will go back there for sure!

I also took the chance of exploring the neighborhood that let me change my mind again about Mallorca: it's even more wonderful than I already thought. This island has so many different landscapes and views, so nice pueblitos and so friendly people.
Then the month finished with the middle-term evaluation: we flew to Malaga and we met 70 other volunteers from all over Spain. It has been a moment of pure joy sharing our volunteering experiences and working on how we could make our project better. F…

Mi experiencia en el Mid-Term, Mollina, Malaga. William


Acabo de volver de la evaluación intermedia de proyecto que hicimos en Mollina (cerca de Malaga) junt@s con voluntari@s de toda España. ¡Fue una pasada!

Tres días muy intensos: mucho socializar, mucho disfrutar y mucha reflexión sobre el proyecto.

Divididos en grupos hicimos juegos para conocernos, presentar los lugares donde hacemos voluntariado y compartir sentimientos, ideas y experiencias. También nos implicaron en un reto de baile en que mi equipo puso todo su espíritu competitivo: ¡GO FLAMINGOS!

Hablamos de nuestra situación actual, de cómo afrontar dificultades y problemas y de cómo sacar lo mejor de la experiencia que estamos haciendo. Me he dado cuenta de que soy muy afortunado por estar aquí: hay muchos que no son seleccionados y no tienen posibilidad de participar en un proyecto de Voluntariado Europeo.

También salimos a disfrutar y desenchufarnos, especialmente la última noche cuando, después haber hecho una velada de despedida “formal”, fuimos un poco de fiesta …

My incredible January, Anna

Queridos compañeros:

Going back for the last days of December: I spent Christmas with my sister in the sunny island of Malta where she has been living for the past few years. In Malta we spent two days of preparing food for our Finnish Christmas dinner and got the chance to celebrate our Christmas Eve surrounded by my sister’s friends and colleagues. Because Finnish people abroad always carry with them a proper stash of salmiakki, Fazer chocolate and rye bread, we missed absolutely nothing. After a great week in Malta I came back to celebrate New Year here in Mallorca. New Year has always been kind of a moment of truth for me. It’s the night when I start thinking about the past year, achievements, expectations, adventures and challenges... This time I decided that sometimes it’s just better to skip the thinking part, eat something good, fill your mouth with grapes and go to Magaluf to bailabaila the night away. Good choice.

And so arrived January along the exciting feeling of approachin…