Sunday, December 28, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
We also recommend you to watch this video. It's great! A proof that distance no longer matters (unless we create it ourselves...):
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Here are the groups of students who went to Bristol and to Stavanger trying to build a new world! They've learned a lot, and they'll never forget that life can be easier if we are closer to each other. Unfortunately, Portugal is the only country in this project not being financed by the European Agency. We pay our dreams... Nevertheless, we go on working and trying to improve our country and our youth. As Martin Luther King once said , "We have a dream!" . So, we are working on it.
Let us tell you some about our project: We are understanding the importance of the differences to build a different world. We've met new friends, new homes and even new families. We've learned new words, new realities and new meanings for friendship. This is our project and we are proud for making part of it
We are looking forward to meeting our friends here, in Portugal, in Portalegre. We are looking forward to telling them about our daily routine and our culture. Please come and visit us!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
"La Tomatina" is a festival celebrated in Buñol (Valencia, East Spain). It basically consists of people throwing tons of tomatoes at each other for one hour. It is celebrated on the last Wednesday of August, as a part of the town's festival.
I thought its origin must have some transcendental explanation. I was obviously wrong. As the official website of the region of Valencia explains its origins go back to 1945, when a group of young people who wanted to take part in a parade organised a riot. They used what they had at hand: fruit and vegetables from stalls in the market nearby. They repeated the incident the following year (this time with tomatoes brought from home) being pushed again by the police, and... the following years as well. It became an unofficial festival, and now... it is internationally known!