Marina in Bremen // 2nd Report

Hello everyone! More than half of my project has already passed, it’s time for a new report.

In my cultural center there are more concerts and more people come, so there is a little more work. It was also interesting during the autumn holidays, I helped to do workshops for children and I learned a lot. However, I feel like nothing new is happening. Probably this is because I have already learned everything that I need for work. But everything is consistently good, I don’t have problems.

I especially realized this after my second seminar. Finally, it was offline in Weimar. It was very cool! We lived like in a children’s camp: we ate 5 times a day, played and walked. On Wednesday we had a free day, on which we could visit one of the city’s museums for free. Most of the people and I went to the Buchenwald concentration camp. This place evokes very strong emotions and I am glad that I had the opportunity to visit it.

We also discussed a lot of our projects, emotions and shared our experience. At these moments, I realized how lucky I was with my place of work. I have good colleagues who care about me, more or less interesting tasks, friends among volunteers and locals, and much more. It turns out that this is not the case for everyone. So I like Bremen more and more. As soon as I arrived, after St. Petersburg, it seemed small and rather boring to me. Now, after 7 months, I got to know Bremen much better and fell in love. Now I do not want to get to work 1.5 hours as before, since here it takes exactly 26 minutes. Also, very open and interesting people live here, who speak understandable German almost without a dialect.

The autumn was full of travel. I visited not only Weimar, but also Erfurt, Amsterdam and Prague. I especially liked Prague. This is a very beautiful city. What I like most is that inside Europe you can go wherever you want. I am also glad that I was vaccinated here back in July, so there are no problems for traveling.

Many new volunteers came. We recently went to KulturHaus and I got to know them better. But many of my friends stayed in Bremen, I am very happy about that.

In general, I’m fine. My only concern is the question of what to do next, after the project. I like to think about the future in advance, so it’s hard for me to live without a plan. But I still have time, so I don’t lose hope 🙂


Marina is hosted by Kulturzentrum Schlachthof on our project “Global Difference Makers”, financed by the European Solidarity Corps and JUGEND für Europa.