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THE FORGOTTEN AQUEDUCT

On the weekends, we’re always free from volunteering work by VCS, so we decided to go on a bit of adventure. Our good friend Chris, who also works at VCS, recommended the aqueduct and agreed to accompany us because he never went there either. We began our trip by getting some food and drinks from […]

One weekend in Albania

What’s the best way to use a long weekend as a volunteer? Right, to travel! However, those four days surpassed all of our expectations of sunny beaches and cheap meals. Keywords: Car accident and a shop owner who chased a bus for us.  Friday night. The bus station in Skopje.  I arrive ten minutes before […]

Andrej Pavlov – Industrial Designer and contemporary artist

Andrej Pavlov (24), Industrial Designer and contemporary artist exploring shapes created from single continuous line. Most of his work is based on portraits and shapes representing human body, inspired by people’s energy, emotions and creativity spread around him. Pavlov’s art consists unique expression, following peculiar language where aesthetic, physical and spiritual concepts coexist in line […]

The trapped princess

Once there was a girl, who was growing up as a princess and being trapped little by little. How? Well, with the help of the feeling of guilt and fear, of course! Oh, and yes, the undeniable judgment of anything and everything by the people around her. And day by day, she lived by rules […]

Life at home – quarantine in Poland

Because I just came back from Skopje in Macedonia to my home country which is Poland, I thought it might be interesting to share a little bit about how the situation looks like in my country, what are the differences and how it affected me during this time of quarantine. One of the most difficult […]

Everyday life during the quarantine in Skopje

People as social creatures, want to go outside and interact with friends, and while this pandemic limits our possibilities, instead of feeling sorry for ourselves, we can make the best of our time. We are able to do all those things we couldn’t fit into our normal lifestyle. So, let me tell you about a […]

Life at home in Germany

Quietude I am sitting on a bench under a blossoming linden tree. When I close my eyes and listen I can hear the birds sing, the wind rustles in the trees. Quiet murmurs of a little river. Perhaps two, a maximum of three people talking as they walk past the bench I am sitting on. […]

Life at home of VCS family

Starting a new thread “Life at Home” in our Voices magazine, we are reaching few members of our VCS family to ask them about their thoughts and impressions. Finnish, Polish, French and Turkish living in sunny Macedonia… Summer surprised us, especially me from Finland, as I consider 20 degrees plus to be a summer already. […]

Strawberry Stem

I feel strangely detached today, As if my sensations where those of someone else, describing it to me through imperfect metaphors. I eat a strawberry and want to enjoy the flavor, But just a second later, the taste has already faded away into oblivion. Remaining is just the fact, that I am sure of having […]

Where the heart has never been

Have you ever wondered what’s beyond the borders? What lies deep under the ocean and up above the clouds? Do you find yourself dreaming about uncovering every story and legend hidden all around the world? Are you curious to see every beauty and miracle the world holds? Close your eyes and enjoy the ride. You […]

Sun is on my side

Believe it or not, but every time I will look into the face of the sun, from any place in this world, I will think of Macedonia. Sun was always on my side in here, giving me energy and leading me to do amazing. As well as the people, who are the soul and the […]