Monday, 19 September 2016

My new life after EVS in Spain- Ariadna

Hello people, the 4th of September i arrived in my city : O Barco de Valdeorras.

For me to come back to Spain was a little bit sad because i felt Romania as my second country.

The first weeks here were nice but i was missing a lot my live outside of Spain.

Nowadays i have a lot of projects, i will continue study in the university and i am going to make a postgrade to teach spanish language in a professional way.

I have a new challenge in my profession and i am so happy for this change.

I continue study english and i can feel that the last year during the Evs i learned a lot things that i can use in my live in spain.

The past year in Romania, i learned a lot of things that i can use in my future jobs. I think that i have better chances to find a good job that i can help me to grow.

But for me the most important thing that i improved was my personal skills:

- I feel me more open to every changes than can come to my life.

- I am sure that i can live in other country and i can be happy there.

- I value more the different cultures that coexist in the world.

- I meet a lot people from different countries and cultures and i learned something new for all of them.

I am writting this while i am listenning Kiss Fm Romania (to heard Romenian language for me is so good).

I only can say thanks for the opportunity to be in a EVS project and to everyone that i meet in Romenia for help me to learn to adapt myself in this beautiful country and of course felt me that i was in home.

I only can add that i am happy to life this perfect experience.

Thanks for everything or Multumesc pentru tot :)

And i am sure that i will be in Romania so soon

Hola a todo el mundo, el 4 de Septiembre llegué a mi ciudad: El Barco de Valdeorras.

Para mi volver a España fue un poco triste porque yo sentía Rumanía como mi segundo país.

Las primeras semanas aquí fueron buenas pero he echado mucho de menos mi vida fuera de España.

Hoy en día tengo muchos proyectos, voy a continuar estudiando en la universidad y haré un postgrado para enseñar español a nivel profesional.

Tengo un nuevo reto a nivel profesional y estoy muy contenta por este cambio.

Continuo estudiando inglés y puedo sentir que el año pasado durante el EVS, aprendí muchas cosas que yo puedo usar en mi vida en España

El año pasado en Rumanía aprendí muchas cosas, las cuales podré usar en mis futuros trabajos. Pienso que tengo mejores posibilidades para encontrar un trabajo que me ayude a crecer.

Pero para mí la cosa más importante ha sido que yo he mejorado mis habilidades personales:

- Me siento más receptiva a todos los cambios que puedan aparecer en mi vida.

- Estoy segura que puedo vivir en otro país y que puedo ser feliz allí.

- Valoro más las diferentes culturas que coexisten en el mundo.

-  Conocí a muchas personas de diferentes países y culturas y aprendí algo nuevo de cada uno de ellos.

Estoy escribiendo esto mientras escucho Kiss Fm Rumanía ( escuchar Rumano para mí es muy bueno)

Yo solo puedo dar las gracias por la oportunidad de estar en proyecto de voluntariado europeo y a cada una de las personas que yo conocí en Rumanía por ayudarme a aprender a adaptarme en ese precioso país y por supuesto por sentirme como si estuviera en casa.

Solo puedo añadir que estoy feliz por vivir esta perfecta experiencia.

Gracias por todo o Multumesc pentru tot :)

Y estoy segura que yo estaré en Rumanía muy pronto

Friday, 26 August 2016

Donate blood, save lives

Last week we prepared a media campaing to promote the blood donation, we made a facebook page, logo and poster.

Also we prepared a questionary to have statistics about how is the blood donation in Romania.

If you want you can make too:

After that, we wanted to contribute, so we went to the donation center of Râmnicu Vâlcea with some volunteers of our organization.

We wake up very early and went with enthusiasm for a really good cause.

When we arrived the first things they asked were "Where are you from? Do you have resident permise?" We though it was a normal process, but then it was a burocratic issue.

They cheched the legislation and they told us that we can't donate if we aren't here for one year or we aren't from the European Union; well we are for almost one year, but not one year exactly.
That was a very bad news because we really wanted to donate and we know that it's a important cause which save lives.

Even if we couldn't, we continued with the campaing, and we realized some interviews to Romanian people who donated that day and made a video about the experience.

Also, during that day, we went to a local television to talk about the campaing and the importance of blood donation.

Thursday, 25 August 2016


In the 24th of August we made a visit to a village museum called Complexul Muzeal Maldareşti.It is located in the village of Maldareşti, 4 km out of the city Horezu in the state of Valcea.

In this museum we visited 'Cula Greceanu' which is the oldest tower in Romania.
According to information passed by word of mouth, the kula was already built at the beginning of the 17th century and it belonged to Captain Tudor Maldăr. Tudor Maldăr's son, the great wine-bearer Atanasie, modified the kula in 1688. The kula that we see now was redeveloped in the 18th century, as it was rebuilt over 1780-1790 by boyar Gheorghe Măldărescu and his wife, Eva, who also commissioned the “Saint Nicholas and Saint Voivods” church in 1790, in the close vicinity of thekula. In the 19th century, the kula was given, as dowry, to Greceanu family. It was restored in 1934 by its last owners: Nicolae şi Olga Greceanu. Then it was nationalised, repaired once again in 1966-1967 and turned into a museum.
The kula has three floors. There is a separate access to the cellar, from the outside. The cellar is divided into three rooms. One of these rooms, placed under the turret, is built of stones and has embrasures, unlike the other two rooms, which are built of brick and ventilated through stone-lintelled windows. These elements are previous to the interventions at the end of the 18th century. The living quarters of the kula's are accessed through a heavily reinforced door. The inner staircase leads to a loggia situated on the kula's second floor. This leads to a room situated in the tower, above the old cellar, which has doors and windows reinforced with wooden bars, and a hiding place in the ceiling, closed with a trapdoor and accessible via a mobile ladder. The hiding place is only ventilated through the embrasures. Other living quarters are situated on this level as well. This is the place where, in 1936, Olga Greceanu, painted the “sponsors” on the wall, drawing her inspiration from the portraits painted at the entrance of the Măldăreşti church, which is located in the close vicinity of the kula. Both the mural room and the hidden one are covered with perforated vaults. The second floor also hosts the living quarters and a turret.

The other imposing fortified house that we visited is the Maldarescu Fortified Mansion, built by Gheorghita Maldarescu in 1812. The rectangular building consists of one ground floor and two floors.I.G. Duca, who was the prime minister of Romania for a short period in 1933, became the owner of the fortified mansion in 1910. Two years later, in 1912, he tried to arrange the interior of Maldarescu Fortified Mansion, in an original way, with traditional and folk items.As most of these items are not there anymore, a permanent exhibition organized in the mansion tries to keep the trend from the beginning of the century.

The Maldaresti Museum Complex also hosts the I.G. Duca Memorial House, built in 1910-1912 as a holiday house. Duca was Prime Minister of Romania from November 14 to December 30, 1933, when he was assassinated in Sinaia train station.
In this visit we were hosted and guided very well by Mihaela who explained a lot about the history about the houses and the place.
We were very happy to discover this place and also to share this experience with our mentor Traian and our coordinator Georgeta.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Activities in the library: Summer camp

From the 5th of July and during one week, we made non formal-activities with the childrens in the library of Ramnicu Valcea.

We had the opportunity to present our countries: Turkey, Spain, Portugal and in colaboration with the group of Go for Green : Germany

Monday, 4 July 2016

Cozia Peak

In 9th of june we went with the other group of volunteers Go for Green on the top of Cozia Mountains (1570 m peak). We made two trails from Calimanesti to the peak, trowh Stanisoara monastery.


It was a great way, we slept in Cabana Cozia. We enjoyed a lot the true nature!!

Friday, 24 June 2016

Celebration of Sânziene in Muzeul Satului

To begin with this article let's speak about this tradition.

The night between 23rd and 24th June in Romania they celebrate the Noapte de Sânziene.

This celebration is made in honor of the fairies. Etymologically, the name comes from the Latin Sancta Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt and moon, also celebrated in Roman Dacia (ancient Romania).

The legend tell that Diana was known to be the virgin goddess and looked after virgins and women. She was one of the three maiden goddesses, Diana, Minerva and Vesta, who swore never to marry.

Also this celebration is related with the pagan celebration of the summer solstice in June. According to the official position of the Romanian Orthodox Church, the customs actually relate to the celebration of Saint John the Baptist's Nativity, which also happens on 24th June.

The folk practices of Sânziene imply that the girls wear a white dress and spend all day searching and picking flowers, especially the yellow flower sânziànă and then they Use them to make floral crowns which they wear upon returning to the village at nightfall. After that they meet with their beloved and they dance around a bonfire. In the end the crowns are thrown over the houses, and whenever the crown falls, it is said that someone will die in that house. If the crown stays on the roof of the house, then good harvest and wealth will be bestowed upon the owners.

Last Friday we went to the museum and we celebrated Sânziene with our Romanian friends.

We saw the presentation of the tradicional costume' s exposition.

There were prepared a lot of activities outdoor, but suddenly it began to rain and we thought that we couldn't enjoy more the day.

But after the rain stop and we could see, discover and enjoy this Romanian celebration.
Some little girls danced traditional folk and after there was a singer and we danced everybody together.

Then some children made a theatre with toys and there were several workshops to paint, play and have funny, even archery. 

It was a very interesting day and I discovered more about the beauty of Romanian traditions.