THE RED FLAT PROJECT: Explore Everyday Life in Communist Bulgaria

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 […]

Tiff Encounters- Interview with Valentina Maurel

For our last interview from the festival, we met director @valentina_maurel, who came in Thessaloniki to present her beautiful movie “I Have Electric Dreams”. Our volunteer @giovannistanislao talked with her about childhood and adulthood, about the way to become an adult and, of course, her movie and the main character, Eva. Take a look! Interview: Giovanni StanislaoSound: Carolin […]

coffee culture Greece

“Do you want to go out for a coffee?”

Chances are high that when you meet new people in Greece, they will ask you this exact question, and grabbing a coffee will be the first thing you do together. Before coming to Greece, I had many preconceptions regarding the country’s culture. Like ancient Greek architecture, cats on the street, traditional Greek cuisine or mythology, […]

MELINA MERCOURI -Portrait

AN ANTI-FASCIST WOMAN WHO RECOGNIZED CULTURE AS THE ENGINE OF A COUNTRY’S DEVELOPMENT Melina Mercouri was a Greek actress of international fame and Minister of Culture from 1981 to 1989. During the course of her life, she was one of the most influential voices in the protest against the dictatorship of the colonels. She fought […]

Vandana Shiva – Portrait

Vandana Shiva, is born in Dehradun, India in 1952 she’s well-known as a physicist and a strong advocate for the environment. She is the founder and director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy. She is also one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization. Portrait […]

2nd Language Tandem: Cinema and Music

Last Tuesday we successfully had our second language tandem! Our topic this week: cinema and music!From guessing movie titles to singing along to Disney songs, this week’s event made everybody laugh and become competitive. Congratulations to our winners of this tandem: the musical team! These lucky winners get a free beer at the next tandem, […]

The Chinese legends of the 8 immortals

In the Taoist religions there are many legendary personalities, among them there is a set of figures we know particularly well: the 8 immortals. They are people who in different ways discovered the secret of eternal life. These immortals enjoy mountainous and isolated places. Each of them represents a condition of life of the society: […]

Christmas and New Year traditions in Greece

Greece has many customs and traditions related to Christmas and New Year. Many of these are common throughout the country, but many others are local and little known. Although the celebration of Christmas has been heavily influenced in terms of decoration and gastronomy by Western countries, Greeks remain quite faithful to certain traditions, such as kalanta (Christmas carols), the […]

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