Tryavna

On Friday, 29th July the night was short for Vera, Sergio, Yolanda and me. At half past five in the morning was ringing the alarm clock. We took our things when the sun was starting to shine, while a long travel was waiting us. We tryed to sleep in the train. In the moment when…

Welcoming the Short-term Volunteers

Since we arrived here in Sandanski, everything is happening really fast. Yesterday, August 22nd, the short term EVS volunteers arrived. We had our first meeting at night, but the weather was so bad and all we could have done was just introducing ourselves and exchanging a few words. Today we have spent the whole day…

Preparation of the Festival

On Monday 15th, our dream started becoming true. Finally we moved to Sandanski, and that meant that the festival was getting closer. The day began in the best way possible, meeting Rado, a Bulgarian volunteer who would become a very close friend in a few days. When we arrived in Sandanski, all the Bulgarian volunteers…

Meeting with the Minister

While we were preparing the festival, all of a sudden we were told that we were going to have a meeting with the Youth and Sports Vice Minister, Mr Асен Марков. None of us expected it and we were all astonished, but very glad. And eventually the moment arrived. We put on our best clothes and left the flat…

YES – Youth European Strategy!

In less than a month, everything that we, as long-term volunteers, have been working on, along with the help of our mentors, and the supervision of our coordinator Emilia Marinova, will come to life on the 7th of September, in Sandanski. We have been working on our tasks, thinking about the festival, sharing ideas, and…

Plovdiv Adventure

Being a part of Balkan Youth Festival project and EVS program means being given opportunities to explore other cities within Bulgaria, as well as other countries surrounding it, via travelling. Travelling to Bucharest in Romania, and Veliko Tarnovo and Kazanlak, in Bulgaria, has brought us great experiences, both of the culture and of the language….

BYF – Balkan Youth Festival

The time passes by as quickly as the lightning strikes the Earth. Day by day, we have lived the dream, tasted Bulgarian cuisine, enjoyed strolls through beautiful parks, explored the breathtaking Sofia, traveled through Bulgaria and outside of it, smelled the spring air with Tilia Trees, and opened our minds through different experiences. However, there…

Meeting the BYF Sandanski Team

Being a part of BYF and the EVS program in general does not mean just being in touch with your tasks, finishing them following the deadlines, but also being in close cooperation with all the people involved in organisation of the festival. Thus, we had the pleasure to travel to the center of the best…

Breathtaking Bucharest

I had met numerous number of people talking about their adventurous travels throughout the world, heard various stories told in such ways that I could have felt my own self witnessing everything at the moment of happening, and browsed through so many photos and videos they posted on social media. Every time I got to…