Sunday, October 28, 2018

Holloko-A state of mind

 It was started just like another Erasmus, but it was finished with a feeling of intense excitement and happiness-EUPHORIA. Unfortunately it took me time to understand what effective and affective communication is. I thought talking and have discussion with somebody is the easiest thing. And I was wrong. An effective and affective discussion is the most difficult and precious thing you can create. Not all people communicate, they just talking.

My dear friends, with you I felt real connection and communication. We may don’t say too much with our mouth but we say everything with our bodies. Yes, body language. One of the things I have learnt from this programme is that body language says a lot of things that words don’t. Actually, words are not necessary I some situations. Just an eye contact can say everything. So, our eyes and our bodies where active members in these 9 days. They played a huge role in the whole process and help us to understand what people need more. COMMUNICATION with there inner self. The one who forgot all the time that exist and we ignore the fact that is very important for our personal piece.

It was the right place for the right project. In Holloko of Hungary. A heritage traditional village protected from UNESCO. In this extremely peaceful place where we achieved our biggest goal. To came closer to the nature and found our Gaia Spot which helped us to figure out who we are, why we exist and what we want from ourselves.

So it not an assumption but fact that nature brings people together and there can live in serenity for a eternity.


Sunday, October 14, 2018


Ellen Degeneres once said : “Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.” This is what we tried to do in Alqueva, Portugal. No colours, no genders, no social status. Just us in front of a theatre playing, discussing, puzzling and trying our best to make this world more equal and quality for all the human beings.

As we are young we are continue fighting for our rights. We stand out of the others not because we have flaws but because we are different and we love that. We love our differences and nothing can stop us doing what we want to do. 9 days in this programme we create a new family from Italy, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Malta. However, is not about the days we shared the same food, the same rooms but it was about the feelings. Love, laughter, acceptance, compassion, tenderness. In our activities were included yoga sessions, improvising in a theatre, lots of videos and discussion.

As you can imagine we cannot change the worlds' opinion in 9 days, although we can sensitize it and make it better adding our ambitions, our dreams and what we have learnt in Portugal.

P.S. NEVER FORGET THAT : The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. Chief Joseph.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Art is everywhere

5-14 In August
Folstone, Kent, U.K.
Welcome to the land where art meets faith, dreams meets realism and beliefs meet hope.
First of all, I didn’t consider my self as an artist. I don’t sing, I don’t paint but I I can feel something different in the air every time others singing or painting. So, that happened when I came up with people who feel the same way like me. I am referring to you guys who make me change the way I am feeling for my self. Because now, I can feel the art running through my veins and my heart doesn’t beat the same. Because art is notjust word it's a lifestyle, it's an ideology. Art is everywhere!

You don’t have to be a painter, musician. Singer to called artist. All of us have the right to called artists. Either you believe it or not your soul isn’t the same with the others. You have something special, something like no one can copy it. Because you do not belong in this universe. You came from the Milky way to Mars, from the sun to reach the moon. That’s why you are not understand from anyone. Not even from your parents, your friends, your social cycle. But don’t give up, because this youth exchange was there to show that you are not alone. There are people like you who wanted to meet you and share the passion for arts. Certainly, in these 10 days you have found someone who can call alter ego. …. I heard you were focusing little more on soul and worrying less about what the other say. Well, that’s wonderful!

You know three months from now you will be in a completely different space, mentally, spiritually and financially. However, these days we spent together have already stay in our hearts and it is almost impossible to be forgotten. Because these 10 days we were just us and our art. Nothing else in the middle. No worries, no insecure, no regrets. We gave to each other inspiration like no one gave us. From the first time we have met, we have seen the light passes through our eyes. It was a magic moment because our souls became one and something unexplained happened in the atmosphere. This is karma’s job. And  this time was meant to be…

Thank you guys for these spiritual, artistic moments!


*The cover photo is from a new artist called Rovaneche. You can see his work in this link

Friday, July 13, 2018

Η Αθήνα μας!

«Κατηφορίζαμε τις θάλασσες παρέα και τα νησιά μας χαιρετούσαν μεθυσμένα, μας τραγουδούσανε πουλιά παραδεισένια, ήταν ωραία η ζωή ήταν ωραία...»

 Η Αθήνα δεν είναι απλά μια πόλη. Η Αθήνα είναι η πόλη που θα βρει κανείς τον ξεχασμένο εαυτό του. Είναι η πόλη της μεταμόρφωσης και της μετεμψύχωσης. Από τη στιγμή που πατάς το πόδι σου εκεί μπορείς να γίνεις όποιος θέλεις χωρίς να σε νοιάζουν τα αδιάκριτα βλέμματα των περαστικών. Θες να είσαι τραγουδιστής ΓΙΝΕ! Θες να είσαι ηθοποιός, ΓΙΝΕ! Θες να είσαι πλανόδιος, ΓΙΝΕ! Η Αθήνα σε μεταλλάσσει στην καλύτερη εκδοχή του εαυτού σου. Αυτό έχω καταλάβει εδώ, 5 μήνες που την έζησα. Και από την καλή αλλά και από την ανάποδη.

 Ρε, την Αθήνα είναι για να την ερωτεύεται κανείς! Είναι οι μυρωδιές του ξακουστού γυράδικου που πάρα δίπλα ξεπροβάλει ο σερβιτόρος κρατώντας ένα δίσκο γεμάτο λαχταριστό σούσι. Είναι οι στάχτες που άφησε το δωδεκάθεο και τις αγναντεύουμε από τον Παρθενώνα βάζοντας τον σταυρό μας δοξάζοντας την πλάση Του. Είναι ο ήχος του μπουζουκιού με τη ροκ κιθάρα. Είναι αυτά που με μάγεψαν και μέρα να μην την νοσταλγώ δεν περνά! Κοσμοσυρροή ανθρώπων, σκυλιών και θεών μαζεύονται καθημερινά στην Ερμου για να πιουν, να αγοράσουν και να θαυμάσουν.

Τους παρακολουθείς όμως και σκεύτεσε πως αυτοί οι τοίχοι τους πλακώνουν τη καρδιά, θέλουν ένα κόσμο κάπως πιο μεγάλο. Γι’ ‘αυτό μεταφέρονται στα Βραχάκια. Τόσο πιο κοντά στον Παρθενώνα, όσο πιο κοντά στη αποθέωση. Σαν αγναντεύουν από ψηλά θυμούνται τους προγονούς τους και αναρωτώντες τι πήγε λάθος αφού Κλέφτες και αστυνόμοι σαν τρελοί να τρέχουν ναι τόσο μισιούνται πια που δεν αντέχουνε να ζουν οι μεν από τους δε ξεχωριστά. Έτσι είναι η Αθήνα, από τη μια θύτης και από την άλλη θύμα. Εσύ διαλέγεις το ρόλο σου!

 Το βράδυ όμως είναι αλλιώς. Όλα είναι πιο ψυχεδελικά, σουρεαλιστικά. Όλα γίνονται ένα με εσένα. Η Αθήνα είσαι εσύ και μπορείς να την ζήσεις όπως θέλεις. Ξεκίνα από Μοναστηράκι- Ψυρρή- Ομόνοια - Πανεπιστήμιο- Σύνταγμα. Λεπτό δεν θα περάσει που να μην παρασύρεσε από της μουσικές, τις μυρωδιάς και την εναλλακτικότητα που θα ανακαλύψεις. Άφησε τις αισθήσεις σου να σε παρασύρουν στο πιο ελληνικό τραγούδι που άκουσες ποτέ! Τη άτυπη συμφωνία της φύσης και του ανθρώπου. Ο αέρας να αναστήνει τα πεθαμένα φύλλα, το τελευταίο χαζοπούλι να τσιτσιρίζει πηγαίνοντας στη φωλιά του και η πενιά του κυρ Θανάση να μην έχει τελιώμο...

 Αυτή είναι η Αθήνα λοιπόν από τα δικά μου μάτια. Μια χούφτα μυστηρίου και μία μία ιδέα από νέκταρ και αμβροσία. Τι περιμένεις λοιπόν? Αφέσου.


                Αυτή η μηχανή ανήκει σε ένα ταξιδιώτη που ήταν στο Θησείο και από εκεί πουλάει                             

                                  σουβενιρ για τα επόμενα του ταξίδια.              

                                             Ένα μαγικό βράδυ στο μοναστηράκι.
                                            Οι αρχαίες κολώνες του Παρθενώνα

                                            Η θέα λίγο πριν να ανεβούμε την Ακρόπολη
    Οι προσπάθειες για διατήρηση του Παρθενώνα.
 Ολόχρονα επισκέπτονται τουρίστες από όλα τα μέρη του κόσμου για να θαυμάσουν την Ακρόπολη
Η γραφική, απλή και γνήσια Πλάκα

Monday, July 9, 2018

Days in Malta

9 days, 54 youngsters, 9 countries in one place. All against HUMAN TRAFFICKING. Before this youth exchange I had no idea what is Human Trafficking. But now I consider my self activist against this. Workshops, storytelling and non-formal education methods were used to introduce the young people of Europe in this topic. Because human trafficking can be found everywhere, the point is that we have to speak out and don’t afraid to do something about it. I could say that these 54 people from all over the Europe didn’t hesitate to act against it.

We have gathered in Malta for one goal and I think we achieved it! However, this trip was not organized to educate only. But, to bring young people from Bulgaria , Romania, Croatia, Greece, Lithuania, Italy, Malta and Skopje together. I don’t know how much talent can this planet afford. Dancing, music , theatre were the sections which this programme was surrounded. We didn’t use language to speak to each other but only with the sound of music, we could communicate with an amazing way! We expressed our feelings with spontaneously dance. No steps, no stress. The only thing we have done was to close our eyes and feel the music transfered to our cells. I would not forget those nights in the yard when we gathered together and started party. For no reason, with no props. Just one guitar and a lot of talent!

This atmosphere we have made by our own was something unbelievable and difficult to exist. Because we have different culture, from different countries and absolutely different personalities. But the one thing we have in common is the passion for that we are doing. We didn’t put any political controversies to disturb our connection.

 One day, all of us will get separated from each other. We will miss our conversations of everything and nothing and the dreams we had. Days, months and years will pass until this contact becomes rare. One day, our children will see our pictures and ask : “Who are these people?” And we will smile with invisible tears because a heart is touched with a strong word and you will say: “It was them that I had the best days of my life with!”

 Now a couple of days later, the first thing I think as soon as I wake up is “Today I will create a loving world” Thanks for the Inspiration guys! See you!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Travelling at Skopje

Participating in the project “Body and Minds in Action” at Skopje wasn’t just a vacation or a way of spending my time in another country. It was a challenge and a chance to get out of my comfort zone. Unknown country, unknown people and unknown environment. Honestly, I was thinking to reject this challenge as I was facing some difficulties. After all, I managed to get over the obstacles which occurred and take the risk. I have to say, it was one of the best decisions of my life. I learned a lot of things which I would never learn if I hadn’t participated in the project. I tasted food which I would never had the chance to taste.

 I went to places where I didn’t know they are exist. But the most important thing, is not the food, the stuff I bought or the things I have learnt, but the people I met. Wonderful, magnificent people all over the world who spread their love everyday and every moment we shared together. Laughter, compassion, happiness are the feelings I get from them. I will never forget the moment we had to say the big goodbye. I was happy but sad the same time. But I am optimistic because we took a promise. Cyprus, Latvia, Spain, Russia, Azerbaijan, Poland, Ukraine, Macedonia, Moldova will meet again! It’s not a dream, it is confirmed!

I have a quote of my life that it follows and leading me every single day. The consumable goods will be forgotten, but the feelings some people gave you will never! I take this state and I will continue my life as a global citizen who is trying to meet new people who will give me the feeling this project gave me. So, if you love travel and create new experience, take the risk and participate in these programmes and i am sure you will never regret it!