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5 de Janeiro de 2018.

A minha Bulgária.

Bulgária um país tão distante, 18 horas de viagem, 4 aeroportos, 3 aviões, lá fui eu nesta aventura. Após participar em diferentes programas do Erasmus+, vejo o programa EVS como o melhor para uma primeira saída da zona de conforto, principalmente quando vivemos numa ilha e partimos para o mundo. Candidatei-me a este EVS, não pelo lugar onde seria realizado, mas sim pelo programa em questão, estou a fazer voluntariado num Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens, chamado “IN THE PALACE”, onde estou rodeada de pessoas fantásticas, que nos ajudam em tudo o que necessitamos, que nos ensinam e nos vêm não só como meros voluntários mas sim como amigos, em que todos têm algo a acrescentar ao programa. Varna, Balchik, […]
4 de Janeiro de 2018.

Claustrophobia

I never thought that being and living on the island can be so different from living in the mainland in a bigger agglomeration. But actually it differs a lot and I felt it soon after I came here. This strange feeling of being locked and kept in a small island so that you cannot escape from it so easily in case of any human/natural disaster remain in my subconscious. Everything has limits here and sometimes it can make you feel anxious. I wonder if some people has that inborn will of constantly moving from place to place, just getting into the car or taking a plane and travelling at least for a bit or if it is just a feature […]
3 de Janeiro de 2018.

Do outro lado da Europa

Levo comigo boas recordações e experiências que permaneceram para sempre na minha memória e coração, de um país do outro lado da Europa. Após terminar a minha licenciatura este ano, ainda não estava com certezas do que havia de fazer com o meu futuro. Assim que uma amiga me informou do EVS e da possibilidade de integrar num projecto ambicioso e deveras recompensador na Bulgária, o Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens, IN THE PALACE. Inicialmente não estava muito receptivo à ideia, não pelo facto de ter que sair do “conforto” da nossa ilha, pois já participei em dois programas de intercâmbio durante dois semestres, mas por não saber se de facto valia a pena. Após alguma ponderação, decidi embargar nesta […]
2 de Janeiro de 2018.

Tourism (seen as a tourist)

I am starting my third month in this project, and I have noticed a lot of differences between my home country and Funchal (obviously). The biggest and most noticeable one is perhaps not that this is a Portuguese island, but that it is a touristic island. Tourism is quite deeply entwined in Funchal, which results in some small but noticeable differences. For example, I must have seen over a hundred cafés and restaurants but I have only seen two supermarkets which are at 200 meters apart from each other. You can also go anywhere by bus, but the price is the same no matter how far you want to go. Banana’s and fruits are about as expensive as in my […]
1 de Janeiro de 2018.

Perfil genético da demência

Equipa coordenada por casal de investigadores portugueses publicou um estudo na revista The Lancet Neurology, que pode ajudar a desenvolver novos fármacos que tenham como alvo os marcadores identificados para a demência dos corpos de Lewy. Chama-se demência dos corpos Lewy e, apesar das muitas semelhanças com a doença de Alzheimer e de Parkinson, não é a mesma coisa. Agora, uma equipa internacional confirmou isso mesmo com trabalho que resultou numa identificação mais precisa do seu perfil genético único que revela alguma das diferenças entre estas doenças neurodegenerativas. O estudo genético envolveu 65 investigadores de 11 países e foi coordenado por investigadores portugueses que trabalham na University College de Londres (UCL). Os corpos de Lewy são agregados de proteínas que […]
31 de Dezembro de 2017.

One world

I´m happy that I am able to see now how I was thinking and how other people might be thinking. When I was a young girl, people used to tell me that Holland is one of the best countries to be born in. They told me that I lived in a prosperous country, in which everything is well organized and people are happy. Most of the time, we watched Dutch TV, heard our own language and learnt about our own history. In some kind of way this made me thinking that we were the only ones in this world, or at least the only good ones. And even though I learnt about it at geography and saw it on TV, […]
29 de Dezembro de 2017.

Embrião congelado durante 24 anos

Emma nasceu em Novembro, mas foi concebida em 1992. A mãe que agora deu à luz a bebé tinha na altura um ano e meio. A bebé Emma Wren Gibson nasceu a 25 de Novembro deste ano, mas a sua história não é assim tão simples: o seu embrião tinha sido congelado a 14 de Outubro de 1992. Por essa altura, a mulher que agora adoptou o embrião, implantado no seu útero, tinha pouco mais de 18 meses de idade. Segundo os investigadores do centro médico da Universidade de Tennessee, nos Estados Unidos, trata-se de um “recorde mundial”, já que poderá ser o embrião humano que esteve mais tempo congelado e que acabou por dar origem a um bebé saudável. […]
29 de Dezembro de 2017.

Safety on the trail

Stay safe while hiking on Madeira! Having done hundreds of kilometers of Madeiran levadas and veredas, I feel like iI’m in a good position to write a few words about a very important topic – safety on the trail. Divided into four categories, I present you some safety rules to keep in mind. Before you go for a hike Remember that the weather on Madeira changes often and fast – therefore you should not only check the most recent weather forecast for the part of the island you plan to explore, but also have a look at the online cameras spread all over Madeira (google “madeira webcams”) to see what the situation looks like at the moment. Due to the […]
27 de Dezembro de 2017.

Living in a island

Living in a island is wonderful, you have the sea near of your house and a nice weather almost all the year But sometimes it’s not so good … A few days ago I was planning a holiday’s trip, the tickets were very cheap (round-trip from Madrid to France 15€ ) but the problem was that going out of the island costed 300€ the same round-trip, so I felt caught and frustrated. Some days before it I was talking with two friends and one of them (from Lisbon) asked me, wouldn’t you live here for the whole life? And I answered of course not. Well, I recognize it leaving here is quite nice, the people is wonderful, also the food, […]
25 de Dezembro de 2017.

A IA não entende o Natal

Pelo menos na versão musical, o natal ainda não é bem compreendido pelos programas inteligentes. Uma investigadora americana, Janelle Shane, tentou ensinar um programa de computador a escrever músicas de Natal. Usando um sistema de redes neuronais, em que um computador tenta imitar o sistema de aprendizagem do cérebro humano, a investigadora alimentou o sistema com diversas músicas em língua inglesa de forma a tentar criar uma letra nova que fosse coerente. As primeiras tentativas correram mal, em grande medida devido ao desconhecimento das regras gramaticais (e das próprias palavras) da língua inglesa, tendo o sistema construído estrofes sem sentido: Hart fon the be the he br wong on the stor Christmas br he, or the wang Christ, Christ, on […]
14 de Agosto de 2017.

Expectations

It has already been a month since I left my hometown in the northeast of France to live this experience of a lifetime in Madeira. How do I feel about that? If anyone would have told me that I would be in Madeira at that time last year, I would have never believed him or her. I was doing my end-of-studies internship in the Ministry of Economy in Luxembourg, and I was expecting, or rather, my parents were expecting me to find a job afterwards. Instead I started working as a volunteer in a non-profit organisation that promotes European values and informs youngsters about all kinds of mobility programmes that exist in the European Union. I was still looking for […]
10 de Agosto de 2017.

British Experiences of Iberia

Comparing my first experiences of Iberian life to the British soldiers who arrived in 1807. Upon arriving in Madeira I read The British Soldier in the Peninsular War (G. Daly, Hobart, 2013) in order to learn more about the history of the island. I have compared my experiences to the soldiers who occupied Madeira from 1807. The first thing that struck me upon arrival was the temperate weather and dramatic terrain. Lieutenant Sherer of the Cumberland Regiment was similarly taken, describing the wooded mountains of Portugal as ‘enchanting’. However upon entering the cities the initial optimism of the soldiers turned to revulsion; John Douglas wrote home complaining of poor hygiene and disease in Lisbon. While I have not been to […]
7 de Agosto de 2017.

Your own personal mountains

Dare to feel like a king of the island? After having set my adventurous foot on three trails connecting Pico Ruivo with the south (Pico do Areeiro), the east (Achadas do Teixeira) and the north (Ilha), I once again channelled my inner explorer to check the last remaining path – Vereda da Encumeada (PR 1.3) going west, to the mountain pass at Encumeada. And this vereda is no fooling around, this is not for Sunday hikers in flip-flops or the likes of a guy I once saw at roughly 1700 meters above sea level, carrying his equipment in a plastic bag from a well-known supermarket. This hike alone is 11,2 kilometers long and you still have to reach or descend […]
4 de Agosto de 2017.

My luggage

This month I’m going to Spain, and in this text I want to talk just a bit about the news in my luggage. In my luggage I’ll put the normal things, like clothes, shoes, sunscreen, but I also want to take some specific new things that I obtained in Madeira like new language skills, new friends, new knowledge. I’ll also take lots of histories about my job, my adventures, about the lovely people that I met here. I’ll also take new first experiences, my first picnic, my first successful hitchhiking and camping for the first time. I’ll also tell them the way that I’ve learnt how to be more patient, how to be more open, how I discovered some proper […]
28 de Julho de 2017.

Youth and Care

Através do projecto Youth and Care 2017 – CESVOV, 1 jovem português irá desfrutar de uma oportunidade única! De que estás à espera? RESUMO DO PROJECTO Este projecto foi criado com o objectivo de, através da utilização de vários elementos de comunicação como websites e redes sociais, bem como de tecnologia visual, para despertar os jovens da cidade de Varese para a importância do voluntariado, para as oportunidades existentes nos vários países e os benefícios para as organizações e voluntários. O projecto terá a duração de 1 ano (365 dias – de 01 de Outubro de 2017 a 30 de Setembro de 2018) e irá acolher 4 participantes de Portugal, França, Alemanha e Espanha. Os participantes seleccionados terão a oportunidade de conhecer um país diferente, […]
21 de Julho de 2017.

Old ones & new ones

Upon the arrival of new volunteers, I realized that I am the “old” one now. When I got here, to Funchal, four months ago, I could count on the help and experience of volunteers that got here several months before me. I perceived them as my “mentors” when it comes to practical stuff regarding living in the residence and getting around the city. They showed me the fastest route to work, where to buy vegetables and of course what does the word “poncha” mean. And their help was even more appreciated when it comes to free-time activities. Like finding great camping spots, recommending hiking trails and levadas, bars, museums and other attractions. Of course I’ve learned and discovered a lot […]