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Discovering the precious art of wood: interview with Yannis Tomis.

I’m visited Μονάδα Πρασίνου ΨΝΘ and I had the chance to interview Yannis Tomis. I understood what inspired him to carve wooden sculptures, his journey in the creative process and how art has become a healing tool for him. Look here the full interview! Video Credit: Vasiliki Arkoumani

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Meteora: Exploring The Fascinating Place In Greece

If you live in Thessaloniki and want to explore interesting places nearby for the weekend, Meteora is one of them. Its name means “suspended in the air” once you have visited the area, you will understand how that came about. Meteora is located near the town of Kalambaka in the northern part of Greece. Meteora […]

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Rue-elles

Hey, I am Lena, and this article collaborates with my sending organisation from France, Intercultura.  The project’s name is a play on words with “ruelle”, which means “little street”.  “Rue” means “streets“, and “elles” is the subject pronoun for “she” in the plural. To understand better, I invite you to read on : “RUE-ELLES is a project that […]

The pimp and the NGO

Picture this: A procurer, under rougher circumstances also called “pimp”, opens his doors and welcomes the team of an NGO that spreads awareness on HIV and AIDS. Not just that, this NGO is also planning on cheering up the sex workers in order to facilitate their life.  Sounds interesting? Let me explain further.  Red Umbrella […]

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How to be gay in Thessaloniki

Being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community is not easy. That’s a fact. Right now, in the 21st century, there are still 69 countries that have laws that criminalise homosexuality. In four countries being gay can even mean death on a completely legal basis (Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan). Still, there are places in the […]

A Human tour of Thessaloniki

A Human Tour of Thessaloniki

A Human Tour of Thessaloniki is a simple Anthropological map, marking the most interesting persons I got to meet during my stay in the city. It includes a picture of each, plus a description of how one can find them and suggested motivations to do so. It is, of course, very personal – but always […]

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Walking through the Uppertown

Uppertown. The most beautiful part of Thessaloniki. Štěpán Vranešic, reporter for Balkan Hotspot seted out there to make an podcast about Free Walking Tours, which interest many visitors every week. Listen his audio reportage to know more about this event that can make you understand Thessaloniki better. Walking through the Uppertown might be the next […]

Thessaloniki and the greek tourism

Thessaloniki : in the shadow of the Greek tourism ?

Ali and I were eager to participate in this European Volunteering in Thessaloniki, both of us craving for this country full of beauty, culture and picture-perfect sceneries . We had received nothing but good feedback about Greece. So, we were looking forward to this short-term project in the summer. Well, even if it meant facing […]