We are Michael, Alina, Dariia, Maviye, and Tomacco Erasmus+ volunteers, volunteering at GSM. Let us introduce ourselves 😊 Dariia Riabokin (Derya) Hey) Do you want to get one more name? Welcome to Turkey. I am 21 years old Ukrainian girl, whose name is Dariia, but everybody here changed it to Derya, which means river or … More About Us
Who we are… GSM – Youth Services Centre is a youth organization that has been founded by a group of young people in 1985 in Ankara, Turkey. Since its first day, GSM has actively worked in youth field and until today it has created and successfully implemented many national and international youth projects. GSM is … More Who We Are
Spring has sprung and life moves with more colour in both nature and the people for the first time since November the sense of Turkish culture feels present, restaurants reopen and the streets feel alive with energy and joy. However, we were hit by a snow storm which caught us off guard a little, Snow in March in Turkey!! … More Finally it has happened to me…
Dancing is what makes me feel great, I didn’t dance for a long time, so the time I heard about the dancing club which had opened recently I decided to attend the bachata dance classes. I met a lot of new people, who usually can relax after working at the office by dancing. It was … More Being full of love to share!
Hello to the year 2021. I guess all people were waiting for the beginning of a new year in order to start everything from the very beginning. It’s like a tradition to promise yourself to leave everything in the past and plan your future. New Year is like Monday but the bigger event of course. … More You need to fall down and take a new skill…
The beginning of the winter was still quite warm. My friends and I started to prepare for the future celebration of New Year and Christmas. We decorated our apartment with hand-made stuff and planned our menu. But we didn’t know that there was no need to worry about this – we had received the email … More Say goodbye to 2020!
Winter is in full swing and February has seen temperatures drop way below my pre contrived perception of life in Ankara during the winter season. With such chilling nights it makes getting out of bed that much more a challenge as you know going outside will be an experience of shivering and seeking the next … More Colder nights and sunny days
January has been a month of greater adaptation to the current restrictions faced by us all around the globe, with some new daily rituals that are likely to stay long after the restrictions are lifted. The conveniences of ordering online have been fully assimilated to. Pre-covid I was reluctant to embrace technology but since being … More Cold nights and mountains
Bonjour à tous ! Pendant que je vous écris ce blog, il neige énormement dehors. Même s’il est dit que “la neige de Février tient comme l’eau dans un panier”, eh bien je peux vous dire que ce n’est pas le cas pour Ankara. Cela va faire des jours qu’il neige sans arrêt et il … More Bonjour à tous !
December has come and 2020 enters its encore, the classic sense of the holiday season is unrecognisable. Covid restrictions are in full swing, however that hasn’t stopped us from making the most of the festive jollies, it’s been a month of optimism and hope an imagery symbol of this could be that hats and gloves are only … More Mild winter
Imagine this, you wake up on Sunday and your flatmate made Turkish kahvaltı. Nothing gets better than that. Anyway, so December has passed already? The restrictions are still in order, meaning lots of quality time in bed with a book and a Turkish coffee. One weekend I went to a nearby city called Sakarya to … More The last of 2020
November has been a month of much change globally; we begin to feel the early signs of winter, and with this the numbers of Covid has risen drastically which has led to nations enacting tougher restrictions. Here in the Turkey, one of the foundations of culture is restaurants of which has been forced to close their doors … More Seasons change