I think we have started in February (which doesn’t mean neither “cold” nor “winter” here) and now is May, slightly warmer and more pleasant, and we have just finished. What? Russian classes! Here goes Natasha: And me: So, for almost 4 months we held classes, starting from one place but later moving to Casa do … More “Ы” vs. “Э”: shortly about Russian lessons
This Tuesday, I woke up at 6am to get to Curral das Freiras by 10am. That’s a weird fact about buses here: even though it might be faster to get to the point from Camara de Lobos where we live, there are no direct buses so we are forced to first go to Madeiran capital … More Some words about the school with a view and our appearance there
They call it “Maintenance of plantation areas” but I would describe it as a total visual enjoyment. And fatigue. Last weekend I spent in mountains taking care of plants and working actively with a hoe. Our team leader Emanuel explained to us that reforestation months have already finished and it’s a time to take care of invasive species. … More Above clouds
Dear EVS volunteers, we have a great insurance company! Don’t be stubborn or too scared of trying it. At some point you just should go to the doctor, so did I. Here is the story: Before coming to Madeira I was asking my EVS coordinator what kind of medicine she would recommend to take to the … More How good do you know your insurance plan?
Two days ago we’ve done some sort of a bus tour around the island. Well, it’s better to call it… pilgrimage? You know who is this dancing guy? That’s Lino, he was our guide throughout our tour for nativity scenes (in other words special exhibitions for Christmas). Natasha will tell you more about what we’ve actually … More Presépio. Warning: mostly media content
Long time no see, huh? That’s because there were so many things going on in Metaphora, Christmas, New Year, Madeira… Did you know that Madeira has not only 9 micro climates, which makes this place so unique in terms of nature and exploring the island; but also the weather here sometimes is so… Unpredictable? Well, I … More We are back!
The office of Teatro Metaphora has turned into Santa’s workshop. There are several elves that are helping to prepare Christmas decorations. It’s a partnership between our organization and the local library. Every month the library arranges their huge window according to the topic of the month, and in December of course it’s Christmas! The … More Santa’s workshop in Metaphora
Well, at least we had a great TV-watch-party. Multicultural, loud, in the best way as it is done for an American TV watch party (here I mean our attempts in cooking). Visual content comes below: We are not drunkards! We are one-local-and-6-foreigners crew 😛 Hanging around and having fun before waking up next morning and checking news … More Is there a life after Tronald Dump?..
The craziest weekend in Spain finished, and I’m sincerely hoping to organize all thoughts and photos in the article later. ~ ~ ~ It was just another flight, but it brought some fantastic captures. And apart from scenery I was lucky to see from my window, there were another small things during these hours of … More Flight back from Barcelona, ideas and notes (photos are from plane mostly)
…but apart from the main purpose – entertaining pupils who came for a gender roles presentation – we took a look around. For me as a geometry lover this place became a monastery of lines and shadows. I’ve could never imagined (well, I don’t count all those marvelous pictures on Google) I would get to … More Today we were in a local library…