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More than a Multiplier!

According with EVS goals, volunteers had a task (between many others) of preparing two Multiplier Courses, which were one of the most important tasks of the programme, since it would help on amplifying the amount of people involved on this amazing STARS project! This post is focused on the 2nd MC developed by Team Chile which worked on watching marine ... Read More »

Bodyboard experience!


One of the biggest advantages of this experience was… surviving Bodyboard classes with the chilean boys   After drinking lots and lots of sea water, I finally managed to catch some waves (with a little help, of course!)… and there are proofs!    Enjoy the memories!   Bodyboard Experience Video! Read More »

Personnal growth


There is this quote that always sounds in my mind: “it’s no use going back to yesterday…because I was a different person” (Alice in wonderland). Like always, Disney teach us a life’s lesson. Everyday we are confronted with different people, happenings, decisions that are constantly changing us. Even the small moments change us. Happily, this wasn’t a small moment…but a ... Read More »

My opinion on Sustainable Tourism and CBT


The first time I heard about CBT, my idea was that my work in Antofagasta would be, working with communities, since CBT means “community based tourism”. I think that this is always the first though that comes to the mind of a person that hears about it for the first time. This idea isn’t completely wrong, but there is a ... Read More »

Little Paradise


Antofagasta has its very own little special paradise. It is called Punta Rieles. With turquoise sea, white sand, sea wolfs, penguins, otters, starfishes… uff! I could spend a lot of time here, talking about all it has to offer, but nothing is better than to pay a simple visit. The village is occupied mostly by fishermen. The headleader is called ... Read More »

EVS special moment


In order to write words that are faithful to what I feel, firstly I have to ask myself… what makes a moment, special? For me, a moment becomes special when you are surrounded by a feeling of security, companionship, familiarity and, above all, you feel like you can be yourself. During my stay, I have encountered a few moments that ... Read More »

Chile is calling


House change implies reality change. My direction is North. I cross the city, away from the restaurants, pubs, hotels, into grocery shops and street sellers. Now my adaptability and flexibility is put at proof. I meet the family that will adopt me for the next 3 weeks and they are gorgeous. They accept me as one of their own and ... Read More »

First Impressions


The first shock was when I crossed from the airport to the UCN residence. We can really see the social difference through the organization of the houses, the lack of cleaning in the streets, strain dogs everywhere, etc. But while we are driving to the center, it starts to show more organization, more social activity, some bars and restaurants start ... Read More »

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