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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 […]

Extremely happy to be happy – From Finland to Macedonia

The sun sends the last rays of heat at the end of summer in late August 2018 when a 23-year-old woman sits on the living room floor at home, surrounded by all her belongings. The big red suitcase contains only two black cats leaving their hair all over as a last farewell gift to this […]

A Short Moment of My Life

Have you ever tried walking with your eyes closed? Or riding a bike without hands? Or walking in a city not knowing the streets? Or picking food not knowing what’s inside because you don’t understand the language? Have you ever tried talking to a stranger? Entering the airport or the metro for the first time? […]

A White and Red Country

It is said that journeys never end, we just achieve milestones and keep moving on. Milestones can be a measure of success or a measure of failure, in any case, they tend to impart experience and experience is a commodity one purchases by spending time instead of dime. Little by little, one travels far as […]