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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

A long, a very long trip in which anxiety made time slower. All expectations were high when I started to view the islands from the sky. When the plane door opened, I felt heat, the heat that I was not used to it and it made me want to go back to the fresh air from de airplane. On the road between the airport and the new home I started to discover the flavours of the island. I tried to connect my phone, it didn’t work, I wanted to access internet and it was also impossible, phone locked. I started to become nervous, I want to tell my family that I was fine and I couldn’t. There is trash all over the city, and the new house was also the house of small pets. “I don’t want to stay here” – my first thoughts. They gave us time to get adjusted, but I wanted some activities to get busy and not think about what I left behind. I saw people everywhere, adults with red teeth, and happy, innocent and ashamed children playing outside and go smiling as we passed. There is no environmental consciousness, there is no concern to improve the quality of life, there’s almost no communication with the outside world. It’s like I’m living in a place that stopped in time 40 years ago. Nothing is similar to what in Europe is normal, I have to learn how to live by the Solomon time. We realized that the lack of communication with the outside world and the underdevelopment of the islands made culture remain intact which made us fall in love with every corner of the island; But on the other hand, the lack of environmental education made us lose the initial fascination and makes everything a little more grey. Anyway, I’m sure it will be a great adventure!

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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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