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  • Coming back when the others are leaving…

    Coming back when the others are leaving…

    There is special kind of material that people who travel are made of. And I am one of them. One of those people that are not surprised by change, that in a few hours they make a city their own playground, that are challenged by difference. That make friends in different languages, that try different tastes and end up fancying them, that enjoy the adventure of adapting. That different weathers, different “eco-systems”, different cultures become rapidly [...]

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  • Live your life

    Live your life

    I’ve been living in Limburg (the Netherlands) since 2005. Unlike those who leave Greece terrified by the financial recession, I left in 2005, terrified by all that easily acquired wealth I was witnessing around me. Even though I had a good job, I decided to pack up my things and go. All my friends thought I was insane. But I was certain of what was about to come…and it eventually landed on the heads of the neo-Greeks.

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  • Countdown

    Countdown

    On Saturday May 4th, the New Diaspora crowdfunding campaign ends. We are still far behind in our attempt to reach our $66K goal. Of which we only get to keep about two thirds for a project that involves fees for our team members, as well as travel expenses, equipment and post production costs, and much much more.

    This is not a side project. It never was. Until the new Greek diaspora stops being new [...]

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  • Into the Fire

    Into the Fire

    Homeland stories

    Into the Fire is an investigative documentary looking at the situation of refugees and migrants in Greece, in the face of severe austerity measures and rising racism. Refugees flee their home countries on the search for safety. Due to its land border with Turkey, Greece is one of the main entry gates into Europe. Once they have entered Europe, European legislation prevents them from moving on to other European countries. In Greece however, refugees are faced [...]

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  • There and back again…

    There and back again…

    I was born in Greece and moved to New York with my family when I was a child. I went to school there, graduated there, met my husband there and had 2 wonderful sons there. Being two like-minded individuals we made plans and dreams to return to our country. The pull of nostalgia is strong, and the short summer vacations were never enough to satisfy the spirit. My husband’s parents lived in Greece and [...]

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  • Angers, France

    Studying in Angers, France

    See YOUth Around

    Young people in our time travel all over the world, mixing nationalities, cities and identities. Each one of them, depending on his/her motive, chases a dream, an ambition, knowledge, experiences or a better standard of living. This ‘mobile generation’ forms a nucleus of social evolution towards the idea of a global identity. See YOUth Around dedicates a little cyberspace to young people of different nationalities, traveling to a new experience or a new [...]

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  • El Griego

    El Griego

    I like traveling, and my curiosity for the world took me to Chile.

    I was surprised to find a Greek store in the center of Santiago. When we entered, we saw an old lady who asked us in Spanish if she could help us.

    I replied in Greek. Her smile couldn’t have been bigger.

    She said she rarely sees Greeks coming to Santiago. She and her family moved [...]

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  • To your own close America

    To your own close America

    I’m climbing the stairs at Penn Station to exit on 7th Avenue. In front of me, a huge Stars and Stripes hangs from the ceiling. I go out into the chaos of Manhattan and hold a folder full of résumés. I’m not among the lucky ones who will take the elevator to reach high floors and meet their fate. In New York, the higher you work the better. I hold the addresses of Greek restaurants in [...]

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  • Two different worlds, in the time of crisis…

    Two different worlds, in the time of crisis…

    Source: ap’ola (me sos)

    Having stayed many months in Denmark, I have experienced how much this country differs from ours. Differences in the people, in the relations they make, their interests, their mentality and how they deal with certain circumstances; along with the structures these people base their society on.

    Generally speaking, the Danish society is, in its majority, progressive and very open to changes. In case that something [...]

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  • Όμορφη Θεσσαλονίκη

    Hang in there my beloved

    Almost one year ago, I had to leave my wife and 3 children in Thessaloniki and go back to Germany, where I was born. I never believed that I had to do this at the age of 44 because I couldn’t find work at home. I will try to go home and I will do what I did in Greece. Support my country. That’s what I do here too. Hang in there Greeks. Hang in there my beloved.

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  • Half my heart is right here, doctor…

    Half my heart is right here, doctor…

    Source: ap’ola (me sos)

    Ι squirm. I open my eyes. I’m dreaming. I wake up. I get frustrated. Half life in Athens and a part of it here. Here where? Back to zero, to all over again, to try, and to “Stay there. There’s nothing here. “

    I am a child and my hopes are nesting here in this diary. They don’t fit to get out of here. [...]

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  • Studying music in Salzburg

    Studying music in Salzburg

    See YOUth Around Young people in our time travel all over the world, mixing nationalities, cities and identities. Each one of them, depending on his/her motive, chases a dream, an ambition, knowledge, experiences or a better standard of living. This ‘mobile generation’ forms a nucleus of social evolution towards the idea of a global identity. See YOUth Around dedicates a little cyberspace to young people of different nationalities, traveling to a new experience or a new start.

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