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
The 25th of april is a festive day in Italy and in Portugal. This day is celebrate every year in both countries for different historical facts. In Portugal the celebration regards the commemoration of the Carnation’s Revolution, Revolução dos Cravos, in 1974, a process that started with a military coup and became a real revolution, with … More 25th of April, Italy like Portugal: a day of freedom.
The Marine Biology Station of Funchal is a research center set in the Lido of Funchal. The center was born on the 28th of September 1999 and it is part of the European Network of Marine Biology stations (MARS) and the Portuguese Institute of Marine Research (IMAR). The work of the center is very important for the … More Visit to the Marine Biology Station of Funchal
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?
This experience that i had in the last 2 months has left large imprint on my memories. Actually i don`t know even how to explain it but i will choose 7 words to describe it. Majestic – like the stunning viewpoints of the island Adventurous – like the amazing time spent exploring new paths. Dynamic … More Garden of Eden
It took me a while to realise where the sharp flash of light came from. It happens too regularly to be a sunbeam hitting someone’s wristwatch and then hitting my eyes. It also couldn’t be a lightning with blue skies overhead. Then I realised it came from a rotating mirror on one of the very … More Banana flash. Banana love: