All posts tagged: #meetthelocals #madeira #tipsfromlocals

From Madeira to Mars

Photo essay © André Gonçalves – Universe of Memories João Carlos Abreu

Photoessay © André Gonçalves – Universe of Memories João Carlos Abreu Located in São Pedro, in a palace from the 19th century, João Carlos Abreu’s Memories Universe is home to much of his life, through art and memories. To know more about this read this article.   The memories of this mystical and cinematographic place  brought me and André Gonçalves to a photo shoot, where André associates each image with an emotion, a past, a secret… André was born in Calheta, Madeira. He describes himself as a photo enthusiast, lunatic, eccentric, bizarre and bohemian. He likes to portray the interior of a chaotic mind, what he sees and what he does not see. He discovered the photograph at a young age but only recently began to publicize his works that can be seen in national magazines such as Zoom and international as Dark Beauty, Blur, Photoshoot and Adore Noir Magazine. He has already taken some of his works to Paris where he integrated an exhibition in the Espace des Arts sans Frontièrs. He made several …

5 Nativity Scenes of Christmas in Madeira you’ll love…

“Nowhere in the world, perhaps, celebrate and enjoy Xmas so much, and feel for it as much enthusiasm and joy as in Madeira. These are days of lively rejoicing, of  religious and mystical contentment. ” Manuel Ribeiro I’ve just came back from Costa Brava last week and it was a great pleasure to arrive in Madeira and to feel Christmas all around. We call it “Festa” since this is “the true party” for the Madeirans. I went through the avenues of Arriaga Avenue, cheered up with the Christmas lights (which I love), listened to live music performances, went to the market to eat bread with” wine and garlic meat”, tasted liqueurs and cherry from the Nun’s Valley plus the typical sugar cane honey cake. I was well accompanied by the euphoria of Christmas, the one that we drink, eat and breath in this island…celebration is everywhere. This year, I also paid special attention to the nativity scenes or “lapinhas” “that link the religious traditions of Christmas to local life and nature”. There were 5 in total, …

“Meet the locals” – Fábio Teixeira, Machico

“Meet the locals “- Fábio Teixeira, Machico. I believe that the best way to experience a destination is through the eyes of those who live there. So, I created this entry on the blog called “Meet the locals”. The goal is to show, through short interviews with locals, the chosen destination. This time, I suggest a trip to Machico, with the tips of Fábio Teixeira, who currently lives there. I met him at my gym, the Fitness Innovation Lab as a Personal Trainer, a great professional which I highly recommend to you, plus he speaks English fluently. After a short time, I lost 3 kilos and 7% body fat. So, well worth the effort! Let me introduce you to Fábio Teixeira. Can you tell me a bit about yourself? I was born in Madeira, where I lived until the age of 18. I grew up by the sea, in Machico. I went to the University of Porto where I finished my academic training and lived very happyly! During my stay in Porto I worked as …

Encontro com os locais – Cláudia Vasconcelos, Madeira

Não é por ser minha prima, mas a próxima madeirense é fora de série . Descrição de si própria no Twitter : demasiado complexa para definir…Concordo! Para mim, sempre foi um génio, uma aluna brilhante que aos 16 anos costumava dar-me explicações de inglês. Sempre atarefada, já naquela altura…pois tinha os livros da Agatha Christie para ler e coisas muito mais interessantes para fazer…:) Excelente cozinheira, herança genética da nossa avó, devoradora dos livros de culinária que encomenda no Amazon, o que ela cozinha não se esquece… Falar com ela é receber inspiração e motivação para seguir em frente. Basta ver o seu percurso de vida para perceber que Cláudia, (Patricia para a família), nunca baixa os braços e tem uma fome insaciável de viver o melhor que a vida tem para dar. Sempre com um sorriso de lado a lado, fazê-la feliz é encher-lhe a casa de família e amigos, à volta da mesa de madeira da cozinha. Otimista, trabalhadora, viajante e uma grande amiga , deixo-vos com a Cláudia Vasconcelos:   A sua Biografia …