Time Machine

Marques V1
Alcácer do Sal | 2007
VLUU L100, M100  / Samsung L100, M100
Algarve | 2009
Marques V3
Copenhagen | 2016
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ComICS

My attempt at creating a comic, during the training course, last month in Latvia…

#CoMICS: Creating InterCultural Stories #ErasmusPlusLV

One of the main objectives of CoMICS was to come up with a unique comic that somehow connected with ourselves on a personal level and that checked the marks on migration (fears, intolerance and prejudices) as well as intercultural dialogue.

I steered a bit away from the comic’s guidelines and decided to bring on a subject that was indeed quite personal to me – my volunteering experience in Angola. Those pages I created above, based solely on the things I experienced, try to draw a parallel between supposedly distinct realities.

Coming up in an exhibition soon! Stay tuned 😉

EVSers

Once I got back to Portugal, on the 5th of September, I had in mind that my EVS journey had finally come to an end. That was the case… well, kind of.

For the last 3 days, the city of Porto (carago!) welcomed me and other former EVS volunteers to the ultimate get-together. I was finally given the opportunity to meet and engage with other Portuguese who shared a very similar experience (I was in fact the only Lusitano in between 100+ volunteers while in Lithuania…).

It was heartwarming to hear each other’s experiences and adventures abroad (not only in Europe but also in South America and the North of Africa!). It gave me some peace and quiet to realise that I am not the only “crazy” one in a world full of normative rules expectations, one-way paths and social pressure…

biblioteka
I still know a bit of Lithuanian!

Monday, the 5th, we had a (somewhat fancy) dinner to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the European Voluntary Service. I was also given a really nice book, of the last two decades of this EU programme, full of stories and EVS babies! 😛
This particular day also happens to be the International Volunteer Day. Coincidence? I think not…
Moreover, I also had the opportunity to meet some of the current EVSers who chose Portugal as their volunteering place. Interesting to hear their stories, the differences between countries and cultures and how they now get to call Portugal their home… it made me time-travel back to Plungė! 🙂

You can still check my adventures in Lithuania!
/taketheplunge.blog

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I have a future! I hope so…
oporto
Porto is a truly magical city! It’s great that I’ll be back to this northern city for the New Year’s celebrations! 🙂
xmas-porto
Smells like Christmas already…
ribeira
A very photogenic city!

Once an EVSer, forever an EVSer.