Language Coffee Bulgaria

With the first breath of spring, and the first blossoming tree, our Language Coffee event opened its doors to old and new faces. March 25th, Saturday, the current year, was a day where we, as EVS volunteers, living in Bulgaria, decided to present Bulgarian beauty and welcoming spirit, both to the Bulgarians, and foreigners, which…

Learning How to Make Banitsa

One of the most typical and outstanding food from the Bulgarian cuisine is Banitsa. Banitsa is a  very tasty pie filled with white cheese (sirene). Ina, one of our mentors, taught us how to make a home-made Banitsa. We thank her a lot because it is definetly something  that we will take back home, remembering the taste of Bulgarian food. We enclose the recipe…

How to Make Banitsa – Video Tutorial

After making our home-made banitsa, we gave it as a prize in the Language Coffee Bulgaria. It was very tasty, and everyone enjoyed a lot. It was a nice surprise and they ate it in a few minutes. Now, we have our video tutorial how to make banitsa, with the same recipe. So if you…

Presenting ERASMUS +, EVS and BYF in Gymnasium Yane Sandanski, in Sandanski

It was a great pleasure of ours, as EVS long-term volunteers, and a part of our BYF organisation, to host a presentation about ERASMUS+, EVS and our organisation in Gymnasium Yane Sandanski, in the municipality of Sandanski, Bulgaria. We started the presentation with the coordinator, Emilia Marinova, explaining about Balkan Youth Festival and about the…

Language Coffee – Art Exhibition

Like our previous languages coffee events, this one has been full of international and also local people enjoying the event. This language coffee has been different that the others. First of all, we had three artists with us who wanted to share there photographies and paintings: Ivelina, Lili and Giulia. We started presenting us, our mentors and…

Step to Bulgaria Certificates

In this adventure of us in Bulgaria, we have had someone who helped us a lot; Nadia, our Bulgarian teacher, but also our friend. She taught us Bulgarian language from her heart, and transmited to us her passion. She has been our source of inspiration all this time, giving us the strength to learn such…

Language Coffee BINGO! Have you ever

As the New 2017 knocked on our BYF doors, we began brainstorming for the first Language Coffee in this year. This time we had the help coming from people from all the sides of Europe, which gave a special flavour to our event. We started our event with a New Year video we had made…

New Year 2017

Christmas is a very special time of the year, where all the people are happy and grateful. And so does the New Year. It is a new chance to be what you always desired, or to let your dreams come true. On the last day of 2016 we had a lunch together, but at night…

Language Coffee – Everyone’s a Winner

This Language Coffee, with new activities and a lot of prizes from the National Agency, has been full of smiles and new faces of young local people and also people around Europe. This time, we had an introduction about the International Volunteer Day what is celebrated on 5th December, and about 20 years birthday EVS, before the games. The…

Quick Trip Around Serbia

After coming back from Sandanski, we were a little bit sad and empty, because we had such a good time in the festival because everything had gone and we were back to our routine in Sofia. Lucky us, the same week we came back there was a national holiday, so we had a “long” weekend,…

Catalans in Sofia and Veliko Tarnovo

The biggest surprise for Aniol was the news that his family would come for a visit. Little did he know that the surprise would be doubled. Hearing the immense happiness in his voice once he called me from the airport, where he was waiting for them, telling me that one more member of his family…