If you plan to visit Sofia, it is quite possible to come across the effects of the communist regime in Bulgaria on the streets. You can see the communist history of Bulgaria, the pros and cons of the period, and the artifacts from that period. But have you ever wondered what the life of a […]
Rafaela, 23 years old, Albania I was born in 1999, in a small village in South Albania. When I was 2 years old, my family decided to migrate to Thessaloniki, Greece. In general, I had a really difficult childhood: my parents were working almost 14 hours a day, in order to provide the basics for […]
What do Balkan countries have in them that people want to stay there for a long time? Is it the beauty of nature, tasty dishes or the hospitality of people? In my country, Poland, this region is referred to as a Balkan cauldron, a place where you can find everything and everyone (all kinds of beauty, […]
The Balkan Square (Valkaniki Plateia) festival takes place in Thessaloniki every year. Our volunteers talked to one of the organizers to gain some knowledge about the festival and the philosophy behind it.
Since the first moment that you put your feet in Skopje, you perceive that is a place with history. Skopje is the city of the references and the heart of the Balkan Peninsula.
Maybe your first impression will be about the chaotic mix of this influences. They are all around, they are from different periods but they coexist in this now of the city and you should absorve all of them almost at the same time. In a while you realize that is part of it’s culture, what gives to the city the shape, the personality among the other European capitals.