This blog was created to sharing news and stories about the volunteers who are doing or who did EVS with Sustinea in Ourense or in some place in Europe.
A big hug from all of us. //
Este blog ha nacido para compartir novedades y historias de los voluntarios que están haciendo o que ya hicieron SVE con Sustinea en Ourense o bien en otro lugar de Europa.
Apovecha, diviértete con nuestras historias y si puedes compartirlo con tus amigos te damos las gracias.
My name is Franco,
28, and I’m from a small town from northern Italy, located
alpine valley next to the lake of Como.
I arrived here in
Galicia about ten days ago, and I was immediately impressed by all
the forests and fields I saw during the journey by train from
Santiago to my destination: Ourense!
Was incredible to
see so much green in winter, that usually for me means that is
At the station I met
Cindy, João and Susana waiting for me; I feel welcomed since the
first steps through the town, reaching my new house. I was involved
since the first days in the works and team of Sustinea, and I think
that during the springtime I’ll spend more time outside for the
activities we’re planning now.
During these days
I’m discovering the city and the local food also!
We did together a
trip through the Ribeira Sacra, an hidden natural treasure with
Then at night in
Castro Caldelas we participated in “Festa dos Fachós” that is
one of the oldest traditional celebrations in Galicia. This begin
with a procession and the burning of straw; fire is one of the main
symbols of this celebration, probably evocating a purificative event.
After that, this
celebration continues in the square of the town with music and
dances, accompanied by the sound of gaita, that is a type of
I’d really like to
see other places where those ancient traditions are keeped alive,
like during the events that are part of “Entroido” that is the
name for Carnival celabration here in Galicia. We’re going to be
there during the next month!