This week we are featuring an interview with Gerry Sluiter. Gerry is Dutch, from The Netherlands, and lives for more than 10 years on Madeira Island, together with his Madeiran wife Guida, son Bart and daughter Annika Gerry, we want to thank you for the opportunity for us to have a ‘peek’ into your relationship … Continue reading
Mary, first of all we want to thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with the readers of our blog. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got into photography? I am a wife and a mother of three. Our family travels frequently – several times per year. … Continue reading
A Facebook page with more than 1,500 images that portrays a “Madeira almost forgotten” (Madeira Quase Esquecida). The page, that has over 16,000 fans, is an altruistic and non-governmental project that aims, in particular, attracting the emigrant communities, so that they feel less distant towards their ‘home’ island … Madeira.
One of the most important religious events in the Archipelago of Madeira is Easter. Locals and tourists visit the various rural areas to see the Way of the Cross, a performance of the reenacting the final hours of Jesus Christ. Various religious events (Masses and Processions) will be taking place in the parishes. It is … Continue reading
The game Jogo do Balamento and Jogo do Pião (Spinning Top Game) are the oldest traditions of Easter in the Madeira Archipelago. “Jogo do Balamento” is a game between two people whom they combine a certain time of the day to meet and say the word “Balamento”. The first person finding the other one and … Continue reading
Here on Madeira Islands (Madeira and Porto Santo) it is (officially) not allowed to exercise nudism. Also is not allowed for women to go topless on the beach locations. Both the authorities and (most of the) locals do not tolerate these on the islands. Despite the fact that Madeira is an autonomous region of Portugal … Continue reading