Juan: When was the last time you did something for the first time?

I went to Murter with the idea of fulfilling a dream and expanding my limits. After finishing my volunteering and allowing myself some time to reflect, I have realized that my stay in Croatia is full of new experiences, and that makes me tremendously happy. I begin by talking about hitchhiking, which was one of…

Costanza: The beginning of the adventure

Ciao people! My name is Costanza, I’m 24 years old and I’m from Palermo, Sicily (that big triangular island in the center of the Mediterranean Sea). I grew up there, surrounded by beautiful beaches, mountains, and countryside. This has led me to develop a boundless love for natural landscapes and a desire to always discover…

Juan: Inside Murter, but for real

It’s ten months of volunteering, folks! Yes, it is ten months of volunteering, which is said soon. But they have flown like seagulls arriving to enjoy the new summer season in Murter. During last months I have enjoyed the beauty of Murter. I took advantage of sunny weekends for going to walk around the whole…

Eleonora: winter test, passed! ❄️✅

Hey there! It’s aaaages I don’t update this blog, surely not because it was a boring winter, quite the opposite I’d say. So let’s start in order! 🌬 It’s December, the wind is howling strong, rain beats the ground, the sea looks so dark and you start to get in that mood in which even…

Martina: Au revoir Orléans !

Unfortunately, my volunteering project saw its’ early ending. Due to some health issues, I had to stay in Croatia and take care of it. Thanks to my amazing coordinator and her huge efforts, I continued to work online for a while and everything went smoothly. Although this is not how I imagined this year for…

Viktor: The Long Winter

If I have been remiss in my writing, it has much less to do with my willingness to do it than the peculiarity of the situation. Long winter nights and the ongoing curfew at 6 PM have done little to provide inspiration and I cannot boast of having done much else than work. Nevertheless, the…

Petra: What’s up? January&February edition

Ciao! Winter is over! Sunny days line up one after the other and it is easy to forget all the humidity and rain that marked January and February. But what was I actually doing through those 2 rainy months? Volunteers do not hibernate, not even during the lockdown!  Two weeks in January were dedicated to…

Petra: December blues

Ciao! Last year I wrote a blog post in which I wish to skip the next December holiday season. December when we all bake many types of cakes, buy, expect presents and experience over-exaggerated emotions. My wish came true because of unfortunate circumstances and my personal decisions. Although we celebrated cheerfully two birthdays of my…

Petra: Have you ever seen the sun in November?

Hi everyone,  My predictions about the new lockdown here in Italy became reality. For 2 weeks now we are closed in our homes and allowed to go out for a walk, shopping or health and work related activities. Although I don’t like staying at home for such a long time, I am thankful for sharing…

Viktor: Confined to Quarters?

With our eyes glued to the screen, we watched president Macron announce a new lockdown – month-long in the best-case scenario. Confined! We had barely begun to explore Orléans, what a cruel joke had been played on us! But we did not despair for long, because our tutor Malo strong-armed her way into our boss…

Martina: Re-confinement

About a month after I arrived to France, president Mac(a)ron announced we were going back to quarantine until at least first of December. The restrictions sounded too strict, everything except food stores and pharmacies closed, we could only go out for one hour a day to go grocery shopping or for a walk, provided we…

Juan: the Mid-term gallery

Juan brings a new post! Yes! New post with many pictures! This is my 4-month photo gallery to summarize the first half of my volunteering project in Murter. I decided to do it in album format, more visual than readable. Here you can see some of the milestones of my volunteering project. Enjoy it! Before…