Category Archives: Life

XCS, the new digital information sickness?

levadeiro/ June 5, 2014/ Life

XCS is a term disambiguated from the word excess. It means: Consumption of too much information from traditional sources (newspapers, magazines) and digital sources (Internet, phones, television). The word XCS is a neologism. Or is it a protologism? Neologisms are words and terms that have recently been coined, generally do not appear in any dictionary, but may be used widely

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What is an Arraial?

levadeiro/ August 8, 2011/ Events, FAQ, Folklore, Life, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Traditions, Uncategorized

Madeira has various ‘Arraiais‘ all year round. Arraiais are traditional regional festivities that is celebrated with street processions, flower carpets, churches and street decorations with lights, colorful flags, music, traditional folklore, food and drink. Each town/parish has its own Arraial and they can differ one from another. To give you an impression of such an Arraial …. check out the

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The Cherry Picker from Jardim da Serra

levadeiro/ July 27, 2011/ Images, Island, Life, Madeira, Traditions, Uncategorized

A beautiful video created by Heitor Rodrigues of a Madeiran cherry picker (apanhador de cerejas) Sr. Agostinho of the village Jardim da Serra. Enjoy the serenity and un-stressfulness when Sr. Agostinho picks the cherries to sell them at the Funchal Market (Mercado dos Lavradores). Next time you buy and eat a Madeiran cherry …. remember this video.

Vintage Film Madeira 1927 – 1975

levadeiro/ May 16, 2011/ Events, Films, History, Images, Island, Life, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Past, People, Things To Do, Tips, Uncategorized, Video

VINTAGE FILM MADEIRA – Private collection of Hugo Reis – Year: 1927 – 1975. Production: Hugo Reis (www.hugoreis.com) This film will be exhibited at the ISLANDS.DOC Festival Date & Time: Saturday 21 of May at 15h00 Location: Centro das Artes – Casas das Mudas, Calheta – Madeira. Click here to see where Casa das Mudas is located Synopsis: Hugo Reis

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The future in … glass

levadeiro/ March 5, 2011/ Life

We (well … our ancestors) lived in the Stone Age, … and the Bronze Age, and the Iron Age. Our generation is experiencing the Plastic and Silicon Age, … but now I believe that this is what I believe our daily life in the (very near) future will look like … the Glass Age.

Funchal … An Example Of Tenacity

levadeiro/ December 9, 2010/ Funchal, Life, Madeira, Uncategorized

Author: Jimmy Jay James On the 20th February 2010, an appalling news story overwhelmed the world’s newswires. Madeira had suffered awful flooding. Funchal in particular was featured. Not only did fatalities take place in Madeira’s capital city, but logistics meant that television cameras and reporters were presently in place to witness the terrible scenes – for, the flooding had dramatically

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Raizes de um Povo – Roots of a People

levadeiro/ May 3, 2010/ Folklore, History, Images, Island, Life, Madeira Islands, Nature, People, Traditions, Uncategorized, Video

We need to learn the past …. to understand the present … and prepare for the future. This magnificent project, created by Eduardo Costa Audiovisual Productions, aims an encounter with the valuable past, the Folklore and Ethnography of the archipelago of Madeira. It portraits in terrific details the daily life and activities the small nation in the past, but in

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Don’t you dare to visit Madeira!

levadeiro/ March 31, 2010/ Life, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Reviews, Travel

Madeira Island is in my opinion one of the most awful places to go on holidays. Who wants to go to a beautiful island with a gorgeous nature environment situated in the Atlantic Ocean? I have heard many visitors of Madeira saying that it is a great holiday destination … and this is unfortunately true. Madeira has majestic mountains, a

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