S I L E N C E . Disrupted only by a call of a swan issuing from the blackness of night. Mesmerising black shapes flashing through the walls of nearby buildings and dancing on some trees illuminated by colourful lamps above the shimmering pond. Mysterious music is coming from a distance, fulfilling the already … More Floating over the night
Hello!!, In this post I’m going to talk about something that is very famous in Madeira (apart from Poncha) whose name are Levadas. I remember the day the members from Teatro Metaphora told the volunteers “guys we are going to go on a trip to a Levada” and I was like “great, let’s do it, … More The day I discovered the meaning of the word Levada
Hello! It’s my first post in here so I’d like to start with a small introduction. My name is Dorota, I’m from Poland and I started my volunteer project in Teatro Metaphora in Madeira a month ago. I’m very excited about the next few months – I can’t wait for the upcoming initiatives and projects, … More Colours, plants and fruits of Madeira
As far as I can see there are two types of people. One who likes when everything is well organised and goes according to the plan. There are also those ones who love anything unexpected that happens in their lifes. I can definitely say I belong to the second mentioned group of people. When I … More Elvis and Ronaldo Sanctuary – an unexpected trip
In every volunteers weekly plan is a day for cleaning. We clean at home also, but in different climate surprisingly you can learn new challenges. Here in Madeira is for example very humid and warm therefore I want to talk about few steps to improve Your indoor air. Keeping humidity around 30%-50% helps keep room … More Better indoor air
Hello! My name is Raquel and I’m a volunteer from Spain. Although I have visited the mainland, this is the first time that I visit Madeira. As I saw photos on the Internet before coming, I did know that I was going to live in such a beautiful place, but it exceeded my initial expectations! … More My first week in the beautiful and sunny Madeira.
Before coming here, I had poked a young Madeiran emmigrant who described the island as a destination for old people. “Oh boy, this will be a boring time” but as you can imagine… that was not the case! Below I will describe what made my cold heart warm again, and what for sure made me … More 5 things/places in Madeira that will make you feel like a kid again!
It is not secret that there is plenty to do in the picturesque land of Madeira but it turns out that sometimes there is even more than you can imagine! Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending Festa da Flor, the Flower Festival. Exceptionally, but luckily for me, the Festival this year takes place … More Festa da Flor – the celebration of nature
Ever since I can remember packing a suitcase has been always a huge challenge for me. It’s usually the worst part of preparing to any journey in my life and it scares me off. I keep asking myself the same questions each time: „Will I need it?”, „Would it be enough?”, „Is it worth to … More Volunteer’s suitcase – what should be packed in ?
Madeira is well known for its beautiful landscape: paradisiac beaches, challenging mountain trails led next to ancient irrigation system called levadas and absolutely outstanding viewpoints. It should not come as a surprise, therefore, that the island attract mainly enthusiasts of pristine and wild nature, who want to experience some breath-taking moments in the middle of … More TASTE OF MADEIRA