Madeira is full of opportunities, here I tried paragliding for the first time, which was awesome and last week I did surfing, which was even more exciting and I would say easily the best thing I have done in my life so far!
Last Saturday we, the whole team of Metaphora, local volunteers, friends and others who contributed to our “Fragile Project” all together headed to Boaventura to celebrate the project ending and its successful outcomes.
Last week my friends wrote me that there was an offer to work at a festival, they were looking for people who would be in charge of entertaining people. I was free on those days, so I was like why don’t I try. Some people got a role of dancers and animators, some blew soap … More Keep flying
I’ve always felt like a bird, but today even more , for the first time in my life did paragliding. I think everyone has to try it at least once in a lifetime. It was an unforgettable experience, even though eagles attacked us and we had to land earlier than planned:)) This was my Pilot … More Spread your wings and fly
I visited mainland once again last week, to attend a midterm training. It was nice to see already familiar faces and meet new ones. The training was super short (only for 3 days) but super intensive. So many things happened during the week, that I felt like I left for a month. The weather was … More Tudo bem?
My faithful readers should remember Izabela, my one of two partners in crime. She finished her EVS and left the island in February. She was working with kids and made a theatre play, unfortunately, it didn’t take place while she was here, but last week. The play was about Madeiran nature and Laurissilva forest, it … More Well done Izabela!
Today we moved our work to another level, after collecting and washing glass bottles ,we actually started to cut them.The process is simple, but one should be really careful while doing it. It’s recommended to wear gloves and protective glasses. it requires a lot of patience, that’s why sometimes you end up with breaking bottle or damaging it so much, that … More Beware of Glass Dust
After face painting activity, which Erykah already wrote about, local policemen made a Police Dog Performance with well–trained german shepherds. The show was really impressive and delightful. At least they managed to attract kids, so they forgot about face painting and we could chill out, everybody was happy. The shot I took during the performance. This policeman … More When I grow up, I will be a…
Apart from my EVS project objective, which is raising awareness of recycling, reusing and best ecological practices, it also aims to develop social and personal skills of children, youth and adults based on the principles of non-formal education. Once in a while, I as a volunteer help my hosting Organization with their local activities. One … More From Machico with love
Today, for the first time in my life I visited a wooden factory. At this point of the project, when the ideas are already formulated, we needed to find wooden platforms that would become our canvas. That’s why we went to the wooden factory of Madeira. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck … More Measure Twice, Cut Once!