Tag Archives: finland

Sauna and Löyly – the most important cultural heritage of Finland

Experiencing Sauna is most of all about washing and relaxing. For Finnish, it’s a lifestyle, like a ritual.

Quarantine in Finland

I returned to Finland after 10 months doing my ESC – project in Skopje, Macedonia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Finland has listed countries which are in the red zone – meaning when you return, you need to stay in home quarantine for two weeks. And Macedonia was one of these countries.The quarantine was without […]

VOICES October 2020

Hello again, Greetings from downtown Skopje! Back in 2003, the talented composer Matthew Bellamy from Cambridge wrote “Our time is running out”. For this October edition, we invite you to think of the time in its wide meaning with us and our cross-border fellowship of writers. Angela brilliantly highlights the fascinating nature of seasons: familiar […]

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

Second-hand buying culture is flourishing in Finland, especially in summer, when you can just grab a blanket, go to a park and place your soon to be sold clothes and items on that, and just enjoy a beautiful day and other people’s company while getting rid of your stuff you no longer need. Second-hand buying […]

Еден ден полн со палавштини

Кога доаѓа пролетта и кога Март перминува во Април доаѓа еден ден кога не можете да му верувате никому и на ништо. А ако веќе поверувате, ќе завршите исмејани. И тој ден е, се разбира, 1-ви Април (Апри-ли-ли-ли). Традицијата на измамување сега се шири насекаде но од каде е дојден овој обичај? Корените од каде […]

A day full of foolishness

When the spring is on its way and the month turns from March to April, there comes a day when you can’t trust anyone or anything. And if you do so, you’ll end up getting laughed at. And that day is, of course, April fool’s day. The tradition of hoaxes has now spread widely but […]

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. […]

VOICES April 2020

We are living extraordinary times. The whole world has stopped and isolated itself and suddenly we all have a lot of time to spend with ourselves. Being apart from our loved ones is hard but at the same time this weird situation gives us an opportunity to get to stop and think our own lives, […]

VOICES January 2020

The end is the new beginning. With every new year coming people are still not done with new hopes, plans, fantasies, dreams, ideas… VOICES team is joining this global enthusiasm and we can promise you that we are not slowing down with fantasizing! But first, let us take you to ancient times of Sámi people. […]

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 […]

Креативното пишување може да го промени општеството

Може ли креативното пишување да го спаси светот? Можеме ли преку новелите, драмите, сказните, сториите, личните перфоманси, работилниците, проектите, медиумите, но и преку обичните разговори со кафе, чај или пиво да се бориме против моќниот непријател? Дали стереотипите, предрасудите и дискриминацијата се победливи со малку поголема свесност, волја и напор од сите нас? Една седмица […]