20 de Novembro de 2017.

The urge to see the world

One thing that I have understood since I live on this tiny island is why people get addicted to travelling. I started going abroad not long ago, when I could afford it. So when holidays came, I would always try to convince a friend to go with me and find the cheapest flights or Airbnb. There was no real purpose or reflexion behind this, only the will to go somewhere outside the country where I was born. But then I had the opportunity to go live abroad for the first time in my life, and my view of things completely changed. Time flies, and to know that I am in Madeira for 10 months pushes me to make the most […]
16 de Novembro de 2017.

I am addicted to …

I am addicted to do walks among the nature with a breathtaking landscapes. Even if life here goes slowly, I try to spend all my free time very active instead of lie flat on the beach only. I am not good if I miss one weekend without doing any hiking trail. You do something for the first time, and then repeat again and again and that´s how you are addicted then. My first time with THAT drugs was on the first weekend of April. It was first hitchhike-experience (on the Island), viewpoint on Pico do Arieiro, hiking from Porto da Cruz to Machico with the camping on Prainha Beach, then hiking to São Lourenço and hitchhike with very old school […]
6 de Novembro de 2017.

Experiência gratificante

O SVE teve um grande impacto na minha vida, tanto a nível pessoal como profissional. Ter acabado a licenciatura e ter vivido sempre na ilha foram dois dos motivos que me levaram a fazer SVE, uma espécie de preparação pessoal para o futuro: viver sozinho ou compartilhar apartamento com outras pessoas num outro lugar. Candidatei-me a todos os projetos em Espanha, mas sem resposta. Mais tarde fui informado acerca de uma desistência de um projeto numa província de Barcelona, Espanha, e voltei a candidatar-me. Embora não tivesse muitas esperanças de ficar selecionado, uma vez que estudei artes e o projeto estava relacionado com pessoas descapacitadas, fui aceite. Foi um experiencia muito gratificante. No início estava um pouco receoso, era uma […]
4 de Novembro de 2017.

Madeira: Health SPA

Which of these seems more appealing to you : ´home is where your heart is´ or rather ´home is where the money is? I was born in the Eastern part of Poland, exactly in Lublin City. With its 700-year-long history, picturesque Old Town and 9 universities (public and private) it should attract many young people. So it is, but the problem is that after they graduate from university most of them need to emigrate to find a job either to bigger cities like Warsaw, Cracow or to other European countries. That is one of the reason why after finishing my degree I did not even try to look for job in my hometown – I chose Cracow instead. After one […]
1 de Novembro de 2017.

What I missed about Portugal

In spring I did my short-term EVS in Portugal, Palmela. There are some things I realised I’ve been missing. 1) The sun. Okay, so I spent my spring in sunny Portugal, went home for a sunny summer and came here to spend the next 10 months in the sun. Well, now I remember that we don’t actually have sun in Finland, even in summer. At home you have to carry your jacket with you all the time and you don’t have to wear any sun lotion. When I did both of those things here, I noticed that the first one was unnecessary and the second one was a huge mistake. 2) The food. Pasteis de nata, bolo do caco, bifanas, […]