Wednesday, November 8, 2017

International dinner

Few days ago, we (volunteers of Santiago) came up with the idea of  making an international dinner. We considered this as a good idea, to learn more about each others cultures and also to benefit from our different origins to get a huge multicultural dinner, which leaded us to discover new tastes and new meals. Furthermore we saw it as an act of  " team-building" as it leaded to strengthen our relationship as flatmates through a nice evening. As we are from different countries (Luxembourg, Ukraine, Turkey, Serbia, Austria, Czech Republic, Greece, Belgium and Belarus) there was a huge field of different courses that could be cooked.
So, we decided that each of us is going to make something typical from their home country. Moreover, as we didn't wanted to have only main dishes, we discussed about making appetizers, salads, soups, main dishes and desserts. After discussing who makes what and organizing the usage of the two kitchens, most of us went for shopping to the traditional market of Santiago the Compostela, which is famous for his high-quality local products.
When the evening came, everybody had his meal prepared, with the exception of Jakob from Austria who made his  delicious Austrian dessert "Kaiserschmarrn" after the dinner. We opened some bottles of Ribeiro (galician wine) and enjoyed a great dinner all together, telling us some stories about the meals and our different home countries. Like this we managed to create a culinary travel threw Europe, we learned and tasted new things and enjoyed the possibility to share an evening in such a multicultural group,which allowed to everyone of us to gain new perspectives. 

For the food, we had (2. picture) Greek salad, "Feuilleté aux chèvres chauds" from Belgium, Mimoza (4. picture) and Proja (5. picture) from Serbia, Karniyarik (3.picture) from Turkey and "Kaiserschmarrn" from Austria, "Bounenschlupp" from Luxembourg (7. picture) and Tzatziki from Greece. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

On-arrival training (2-7 October 2017.)

Our first training was in Bergondo (A Coruña). My flatmate Pavel and me were two volunteers from Santiago who went there.

In Coruña we met with all other volunteers and together we went by bus in Bergondo. They showed us our rooms, and very soon after that we started with activities! Each day we had activities from 9.30-21.30 (including coffee breaks and breaks for lunch and dinner).

Albergue center (youth hostel) in Bergondo is very nice center with a lot of sport fields and it´s just next to the big and beautiful beach. We were so lucky that we had wonderful weather in October! Every day we spent few hours on the beach (of course most of those hours were at night) and the bravest ones even went for a swimming. Staff from Albergue center are absolutely wonderful! Each day we had nice meals and great snacks. Coffee, milk, tea were always on the table, and also Nesquik lovers were very satisfied!:)

Monday, August 28, 2017

Mid-term Evaluation in Mollina the 8th to 12th of May

We went two volunteers and one monitor from Santiago to the Intermediate Evaluation of May (8-12) in Mollina. We arrived Monday by bus from Malaga, Mollina is 1.5 hour from Málaga it is a small and very quiet city. We stayed at the facility CEULAJ who is looks like to a holiday center.

When we arrived everyone had a badge with his/her name, center and city on a paper of colors each color correspond to a group. We were divided in 4 groups.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

"Noche Intercultural" the 12th of May by Tatiana volunteer in Os Tillos

Well, to begin with I would like to say thank you to Don Bosco for organizing so amazing events! However, it was awesome also because of the creativity of the volunteers. 
So, we had 5 countries: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Spain and Ukraine.
 And we started in this alphabetic order J Josipa organized an interesting game for the memory, where we also learnt some things about her country – Austria. 
 The second country was Denmark – and there we had a quiz. Amanda prepared exciting questions, and we all competed to know who knows about Denmark more. It was interesting, funny and creative at the same time. I even took the notes about the program she used to do it, because its really cool. 
 Then, we want to see the presentation of Germany! It was hilarious! We had an amazing dance! Chelly told us the translation of this German cool song and we enjoyed dancing! It was easy to understand from everyone’s face that they really did like it! 

"Mañanas de Semana Santa" 10th to 12th and 17th of April by Lucas ( who was with the group of the old)


Today during the morning we did the presentation of the animators and we divided in 3 groups: old, middle and young. The older painted some tattoos and talked while the others playing.


Today we prepared the activities of the day. We divided in 3 groups another time, the old started the script of a movie. It was a very good day, later we played with the small and middle.


Today we did the preparation of our day, after we divided in groups and the smaller ant the middle were playing while the older was doing the leather bracelet and we finished the script of the movie.