Tag Archives: quarantine

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 […]

Quarantine reflections: who do we really want to be?

I consider myself a pretty reflective person and during this whole quarantine I have had plenty of time to reflect on myself and on the outer world. Food for thought was given to me yesterday too when I came across this quote by renown Indian spiritual leader Osho Rajneesh: “[…] the human being profoundly fears […]

Diary of an EVS Volunteer in Spain – UPDATE

If someone had told us our world would be confronted with a pandemic at the beginning of 2020, we would probably have replied with a shrug and disbelief. No one would have ever guessed that within a short period communities from everywhere would be forced to adjust to major changes caused by the coronavirus outbreak […]

VOICES May 2020

Home is strongly connected with safety and peace. Either you will call a home your family house, your favourite place that got your heart from the beginning, your country or the whole world. There are many definitions. But it should always mean that at home you’re safe and peaceful. Everyday now you probably hear the […]

“Животот по ‘корона’ нема да биде ист, но мораме да се смееме”

Интервју со Денис Јанкуловски од Центарот за јавно здравје во Скопје. „Факт е дека во овој период на асоцијализација увидуваме колку ни недостига друштвото“, вели Јанкуловски. Нему не му е тешко да се разбуди рано наутро со песна, да отиде на работа во Центарот за јавно здравје – Скопје, со часови да биде очи во […]

“Life after corona will not be the same, but don’t forget to smile”

Interview with Denis Jankulovski from the Center for Public Health in Skopje “It is a fact that in this period of social distancing we see how much we miss the company,” Jankulovski said. It is not difficult for him to wake up early in the morning with a song, to go to work at the […]

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 […]

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. […]

Call for writers, share your stories!

Quarantine, which we are all experiencing together worldwide, how does it look like in different countries? VOICES magazine is starting a series of articles “Life at home – quarantine all over the world”. Share your stories with us! You can write from anywhere in the world, we don’t require a professional background. We want to […]