5 interesting facts about Portugal

Portugal is without a doubt an extremely beautiful and curiosity- arousing country. Although I haven’t started learning Portuguese yet, I’m continuously hunting fascinating facts about this place. I met numerous local people among whom you can find doctors, environmental engineers, bar tenders and other. Learning from them about their country consolidates my understanding of their … More 5 interesting facts about Portugal

My first week in Câmara de Lobos. – What caught me surprised and who made me feel special.

If someone would have told me few months ago that I would participate in the EVS project in Madeira Islands, I wouldn’t have believed it.  At last, this is what is happening for real! I came to Funchal, a capital city Portugal’s Madeira archipelago, for the very first time on the 3rd of June. I … More My first week in Câmara de Lobos. – What caught me surprised and who made me feel special.

“Ы” vs. “Э”: shortly about Russian lessons

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

Some words about the school with a view and our appearance there

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

25th of April, Italy like Portugal: a day of freedom.

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.

Visit to the Marine Biology Station of Funchal

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

Above clouds

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