April 26, 2015

25 DE ABRIL

The 25 April, or the Carnation Revolution (Portuguese: Revolução dos Cravos) as it also known, was the revolution in Portugal in 1974 that overthrew the authoritarian regime of the Estado Novo. Starting out as a military coup the movement soon coupled with the civil resistance of a huge Portuguese octopus that was fighting for freedom and peace. The carnations stand symbolically for the triumph over the dictatorship as during the celebrations of the end of the dictatorial regime they were put into the muzzles of rifles and the soldiers' uniforms.

April 20, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AJD!

On 19 April, the Associação Juvenil de Deão became of age. Yeeey. With Portuguese cakes, dances and a lot of fun, we celebrated this event last Saturday. The first few days in Portugal and we already have a festa. What we didn't know was that there were more to come and that Portugal likes its festas, but that's another story for another article.

April 14, 2015

OLÁ, PORTUGAL

... and that was my cue. How my enthusiasm to move to and live in different countries and my hasty spontaneity lead me once again to beginning a new life.

April 13, 2015

GOODBYES

"To say goodbye is to die a little." I carry this saying with me for years, as it has proven true everytime I had to move from one place to another, leaving new best friends behind only to regret the short time we had spent together. It wasn't any different now, only I had less time to ponder about this change in my life as it came so sudden.