The experience of a volunteer in Austria

Volunteering in Austria. I work in the 6th biggest city in Austria, Klagenfurt, which is the capital city of the south region of Austria, Carinthia. I’m at the end of my 3rd month here, and now that summer is coming, I can really say I love it. I will be here for another 7 months. … Continue Reading

Vierbergelauf, the pilgrimage of Carinthia

Each year, after the Catholic Easter, there is a special event happening in Austria. Because I was new in Austria, I decided to do it. This is the Vierbergelauf experience, the pilgrimage of Carinthia.

Preparing traditional Turkish dumplings : Manti

I wrote before about traditional Turkish cuisine, and I’ve share with you which ones are my favorite here. But today I have to make a special post just about Manti, the most famous dumpling from Turkish cuisine. Manti dumplings typically consist of a spiced meat mixture, usually lamb or ground beef in a dough wrapper, … Continue Reading

My first day as a volunteer in Kayseri, Turkey

Since I’ve already wrote about how I arrive to Turkey here, this post is about my first day at IYACA NGO office and how I’ve got my perceptions straight about Kayseri social customs and lifestyle. I was looking forward to this day, because this was the first day as a volunteer for a NGO. And … Continue Reading

Welcome to Ramadan festival in Kayseri, Turkey

Yesterday me and Miriam, along with the other volunteers from IYACA, were at “Welcome to Ramadan” festival (ŞEHR-İ RAMAZAN), which was held in the Mimar Sinan Park. The park was named after Koca Mi’mâr Sinân Âğâ, who was the chief Ottoman architect and civil engineer for sultans Suleiman the Magnificent, Selim II, and Murad III.