19 de Março de 2018.

The last king of Portugal: Manuel I

Manuel II had the time to be a king for only about two and half years. King Manuel II was born in 15th of November 1889. He was the third child and the last son of King Carlos and Queen Amélie of Orléans and Braganza. They belonged to Braganza family, the fourth and last reigning dynasty of Portugal. His big brother Luís Filipe, as crown prince, was raised to become the king some day. He was interested in for example literature, reading and music. Other things that he liked to do on his free time were horse riding, fencing, rowing, tennis and gardening. Manuel was supposed to enter the Portuguese Naval academy. The plans changed, when in the 1st of […]
15 de Março de 2018.

Anarchism in Portugal

The increasing of the anarchism in Portugal in the 20th century has an easy explanation. In this historical text, I could write about one king of Portugal, but I decided to write about a contemporary ideology which has been more important for the history of the Portuguese society than the politics of any king of Portugal from the human point of view. The anarchism appeared in Europe in the second half of the 19th century, and in the case of Portugal appeared after the creation of the IWA (International Workingmen’s Association), that collected different ideologies of the left-wing in Europe and USA. As everybody knows, Portugal has always been a state built by three institutions: Army, University, and Church. Also […]
12 de Março de 2018.

Oportunidade para o teu Verão!

Através do projecto Be Fit, 2 jovens portugueses irão desfrutar de uma oportunidade única! RESUMO DO PROJECTO Este projecto foi criado com o objectivo de promover, entre os jovens, a importância da necessidade da actividade e exercício físico na manutenção de uma vida saudável, com impacto positivo no corpo e na mente. Além disso, as actividades que são realizadas no âmbito deste projecto visam encorajar a aceitação e integração social de jovens com problemas de inclusão social.  Pretendo-se despertar os jovens da cidade de Craiova através da criação de oportunidades que permitam a partilha de experiências e que promovam valores como: inclusão, espírito de equipa, solidariedade. O projecto terá a duração de 3 meses (de 04 de Junho a 01 de Setembro) e irá […]
8 de Março de 2018.

King Louis I of Portugal

In his personal life, Louis was a man of many interests. When I do tours in the city hall al always see the portrait of multiple kings in the old ballroom. Most of them are pretty well known like Carlos, who was the first king to go arrive at Madeira, or Manuel II, for being the last king. However there is one king I never knew much about, except that his name was Louis I ‘the popular’, was king from 1861 to 1889 and the father of Carlos I. So I used this text as a chance for me to inform myself about him. King Louis I was born as the second son of Queen Maria II and King Fernando […]
27 de Fevereiro de 2018.

New years eve in Madeira

I stayed here to experience Christmas and New years eve in Madeira. I heard many stories about new years eve in Madeira during the time I stayed here. A lot of people told me that it was the biggest new years in Europe, with large fireworks and parties. Obviously, I looked very much forward to the show. Luckily we managed to secure the roof on our residence during the new year so that we could see all of the fireworks and lights that would be ignited. We also made it a bit of a party where we served food and snacks to each other, with my contribution being ‘oliebollen’ (a traditional Dutch food for new years eve). When it was […]