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A welcome culture

On the other side of the world, on the islands that few know about, there is a culture full of identity. Here, families are large and united, where there is always a new uncle or cousin to meet. The houses always have new people, as if it were any lodging establishment, where family of different islands know that they always have a second house to rest. It is part of them, of their culture, not to deny help to anyone, and it is so beautiful to behold. They may not see each other for months or even years, but if someone comes, they are welcomed with open arms, and always with a smile. Houses are constantly full of people, where it is virtually unacceptable to be silent, in which every corner there are genuine laugh. They wish to be together, enjoy each other’s presence, and so there are always family gatherings, which are often picnics, not at the parks or mountains, but at beaches. At the seaside, with the cool breeze, the picnics are spent in the middle of jokes, photo shoots, lots of food and of course, socializing. I know what you are asking yourself right now… If families are that large, how they all go to the beach? How many cars are needed? But this is one of the aspects that most caught my attention. As I step back again to my childhood, making me remember great moments, like there is no passenger limit in the car, and in those cars that have body, it is amazing how many people can get there… There is always space for one more! The trips to any part always become a party with the cars full, there is always something that makes us smile. As I said at the beginning, they may be islands little known to the world, but they are islands that take us back to our childhood, which makes us miss the past, our culture that has been lost, and which remains so alive here. It was in this almost pristine culture that I realized what really is important, how in developed countries we let the new technologies take us away from the people we have right on our side. In the Solomon Islands there is a culture of welcome, of always having a smile, a person who quickly becomes a great ally, and suddenly we have a new family to counting on.

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About Jessica

My homeland is Madeira island, but i'm from the World. I want to see it with my own eyes, form my opinions and make my stories. That's why i want to know as much as i can about all cultures and differences, landscapes and horizons. Stay in one place and watch life going on is not an option.

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