Showgirls (and Boys). Carnival in Madeira 2016: How It Was

It’s February 6, my body is barely covered with pink something, feathers everywhere and I am moving my butt in front of thousands of people. How did I get here?   Everything started in a spacious room above the municipal market. Lots of girls and some boys are waiting to enroll in a carnival team. … More Showgirls (and Boys). Carnival in Madeira 2016: How It Was

Life Is Two Days, Carnival – Three

“É Carnaval, ninguém leva a mal” – say people in Madeira, which roughly translates as “what happened in Vegas stays is Vegas”. Another saying is from Brazil – “life is two days, and carnival – three”. What I mean is that people take celebrating of carnival very seriously – starting on Friday and finishing on Tuesday late … More Life Is Two Days, Carnival – Three

10 facts what it means to live in Camara de Lobos, Madeira

We arrived in Madeira and settled in the town of Camara de Lobos about four months ago. It’s the first time we’ve stayed far away from home for so long. The experience has been new, sometimes controversial, but very exceptional – because Camara de Lobos is an exceptional place. And now it seems we already … More 10 facts what it means to live in Camara de Lobos, Madeira