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Family Holiday in MIAMI

I have a niece (also goddaughter) HELENA with H, teenager, who lives in Spain and loves to travel. From an early age she showed interested in photography and writing (must run in the family :)). I am very proud of her, more than talented, she’s a really sweet person. Last Christmas she made a trip with her family to Miami. Here I share, “in her voice,” tips and impressions of Miami. “Since it was little I always wanted to go to USA, and  this year I’ve finally made it. For my parents it was hard to choose the city to visit, but I am know sure we’ve picked the right one. What made us choose Miami was the climate, the time of the year (Xmas), advices from friends and family that live there. There, we spent five days that I can only describe as exciting and magical. What I liked most? I can not decide what I liked most about this amazing city; if the skyscrapers of Downtown, colorful Art Deco buildings in South Beach, or …

Planos para estas Férias?

Eu sou pessoa de fazer mil e um planos para as férias, alguns concretizo outros não, (sobretudo os que envolvem limpar a arrecadação ou arrumar aquela gaveta que está há meses em lista de espera…) Quando era miúda fazia sempre uma lista para férias normalmente envolviam sempre passeatas com o meu cão Flash, escrever no meu diário secreto e uma noite de pijama com as amigas. A tradição mantém-se (excepto a parte do pijama…:))  e continuo a ter um plano para o Verão. No entanto, acabo sempre por achar que não precisamos de planear para estar de férias, que estar de férias é precisamente não planear, deixar-se ir e gozar o dia a dia num modo mais lento… Gosto de acordar e fazer crepes para o pequeno-almoço, ler um livro (ou dois), jogar às cartas, comer gelados, ver fotografias antigas, assistir a uma sessão dupla de cinema, fazer limonada caseira, adormecer na praia e ter tempo para conversar comigo e com os que amo. Mas quando se trata de planos concretizados…deixo aqui algumas das coisas que gosto …

5 Gardens / Parks to visit in Funchal

With Autumn at your doorsteps, nothing like a walk in the park to take us out of the house and recharge our batteries. Alone, with children, dog, friends or family, here are some suggestions for the beautiful gardens and parks you’ll find in Funchal, entirely FREE…Enjoy! 1. Santa Luzia Garden It was Hinton’s old sugar factory with its colossal Tower making history. It has five themed gardens: the Amphitheater Garden, where the outdoor cinema festival, the Tropical Garden, the Water Garden, the Garden of the Terraces and the Garden of the Laurissilva, with the indigenous vegetation of Madeira, Unesco. It has a nice cafe, two playgrounds, one of them with a labyrinth to hide… 🙂 Open from 8-21h Rua 31 de Janeiro.   2. Pico Fortress Garden The Pico Fortress is the big attraction of this park. The playground is excellent especially for those with small children. The Café da Fortaleza is right across the street… a spout, the newspaper and the well-deserved rest. It also works as a viewpoint and has a view of …