Nea Kavala‚ day eleven, Sunday 19th of August 2018

One day off

Two other Dråpen i Havets volunteers and I spend the next two nights at a big house at Pigi, that’s near the mountains and next to the border to Makedonia.

Foto: Andrea Koltermann

We spend the whole day at the garden listening to a stream next to our garden.

I’m happy about the day off. Many times, it’s not easy to be a volunteer at a refugee camp. I really like going to the camp every day and working there, being with the people, but sometimes I’ve got sleepless nights. I write my thoughts into my laptop and I chat for hours with my friends at home who support my project over here. Sometimes I get awake feeling that I had been clenching my teeth while I was sleeping.

Pigi 2
Foto: Andrea Koltermann

And we prepare a delicious meal. It is like a holiday.

delikates Abendessen
Foto: Andrea Koltermann

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Polycastro, day four, Sunday, 12th of August 2018

Day off

Today is our day off. In the morning I have a late and long breakfast at the hotel and watch TV. Big discussions about asylum for refugees take place in Germany. It seems that only these people that have a very good education would ever have any chance.—der-streit-ums-einwanderungsgesetz-100.html

Some volunteers and I spend the afternoon at the skra waterfall in the mountains near the border to Makedonia.

You could swim in a small lake next to the waterfall. To take a bath in the 12 degrees cold water is great while it’s 32 degrees outside.

zum Skra Wasserfall
Foto: Andrea Koltermann

On our way back, we are stopped by the police. They ask for our documents and who the car is from. I ask myself: “Does our Italian driver look like a refugee with his black hair?”