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The ABC of Ethical Volunteering Abroad

Over the past decades traveling to distant places has become all the time more and more easy and affordable. Alongside this trend, also new, alternative forms of traveling have emerged. Many people have chosen to volunteer abroad to fuse the fun of exploring an exotic country by working in a local charitable organization. Despite, at […]

Why is there still a Royal Family in Great Britain?

The British royal family looks back at tumultuouslast years – from Prince Andrew’s involvement with the convicted sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein to Meghan Markle’s claims about the racism and lack of support within the family. Only in the year 2020 around 69 million pounds of taxes were used for the royalfamily – more than ever before, […]

From USA to Macedonia: why the Steads came to volunteer in Skopje

With their two small Maltese, the retired North American couple is already used to move around – after living in the Bahamas for five years, their latest choice was Skopje, Macedonia. Edward Stead and Elen Wright-Stead are looking forward to helping out as they can in a foreign country while they enjoy the landscape and history of the region.

Juliana Notari: “Art is not isolated from society, art reflects society”

The Brazilian artist continues to shock with her work – this time with a 33-meters vulva in a hill. Once more, Diva brings old wounds to debate but on a much larger scale.

How the colors communicate: A short story of Pantone

Can you see the light at the end of the tunnel? Can we name the year 2020 – “the tunnel” and 2021 – “the light”? Surely, most of us look brighter in the future, with hopes and expectations. Humanity needs light now more than ever and needs to be as solid as rock at the […]

Happy 15th Birthday, VCS: Home of Volunteering

Interview with Nikola Stankoski, director of Volunteers Centre Skopje When he left for a one-year stay in Lithuania in the summer of 2004 through the European Voluntary Service (EVS) program, 19-year-old Nikola Stankoski probably could not have imagined that it would change his life forever. The desire to discover something new, the inspiration to enable […]

Money does not make the poor happy

”Money does not make the poor happy” – Coluche I was born in one of the richest countries in the world. I have everything I could wish for: Hot water under a waterproof roof, a loving family, daily education, technology, ease of living, transportation, as well as everything that modern comfort can bring. Overnight I […]

The beauty of seasons

Many parts of the world have four seasons, each one with its special characteristics and landscapes, with colors and patterns of weather. I am talking about spring, summer, autumn, and winter. In Europe, we have all of them in different periods of the year but not all countries have seasons. Why we have seasons? NASA […]

Fiction – Macedonian modern rock band

On June 2016 three guys in their twenties gathered to their first rehearsal and so was born Fiction – Macedonian modern rock band, acoustic trio between three friends. The guys are sitting side by side, discussing on Macedonian their point of view to the upcoming interview. We are sitting in Beertija Pub with rain banging […]

Silence is the moment between two claps.

Most of the time we only talk about what happens, what is being said, what makes noise and demands our attention. Rarely we pay attention to what happens in between, when nothing happens. When everything is silent. When the only thing you can hear is the whispering of the wind or the creaking of the […]

Dance me to the moon

Dance is one way to build a passion between two people and what an artistic way it is… When you dance with your partner, at the very moment you are in the world that consists of just the two of you. And for the outside world, you speak an unknown language, which is not audible, […]