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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.

FusiON Art by Porto Bay @ Zona Velha

levadeiro/ July 16, 2011/ Art, Events, Fun, Funchal, Madeira, Music, Nightlife, Things To Do, Tips, Uncategorized

More than 30 Portuguese and Spanish artists participated, live and in public, in ON by Porto Bay, … a fusion art festival that took place in Funchal’s historic Old Town. Event organised by the Porto Bay Hotel Group designed to foster urban entertainment events in the city of Funchal, with the idea that private organisations should also contribute to making

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Madeira Music Videos & Movies

levadeiro/ July 8, 2011/ Films, Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Uncategorized, Video

Madeira Island is the ideal location for music videos and film productions. Funchal – Old Town (Zona Velha) Pico Ruivo Madeira Waters Various Locations Mysterious Forest So Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Tim Robbins, Paul Verhoeven, Bernardo Bertolucci, Lynne Ramsay, Lukas Moodysson, David Cronenberg, David Lynch and other filmmakers … come and discover your next film location …. Madeira

Protect yourself against the sunrays

levadeiro/ June 2, 2011/ Health, Island, Madeira, Uncategorized, Weather

Here are a few hints how to protect yourself against the dangerous UVA– and UVB-rays from the sun. The UV rays emitted by the sun are strongest and most harmful at mid-day, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Most people think that they are well protected against these harmful sunrays by wearing just a T-shirt. Well …

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