Shameless Bias – Madeira Island the best New Year’s Eve destination

After the cod fish on Christmas Eve, turkey on Christmas day and the Sao Silvestre race on December 26th is now time for the New Year’s Eve celebrations, and for us Madeirans this means ‘big fireworks displays’. Since the XVIII century, due to English influence Madeirans celebrate their entrance in the New Year with a big pyrotechnic display.  Eight to ten minutes of fireworks that … Continue reading Shameless Bias – Madeira Island the best New Year’s Eve destination

Christmas Market Night & Pork meat in wine and garlic sandwich – Noite do Mercado & Carne Vinha d’alhos

It’s Christmas Market Night in Madeira. Madeira is the small Portuguese island with a size inversely proportional to the number of traditions and festivities, especially during Christmas and New Year. The land of Madeira wine and “espetada” embraces Christmas traditions always in good spirits with plenty of food, traditional drinks and joyful people. On the 23 of December, the city of Funchal lit by the … Continue reading Christmas Market Night & Pork meat in wine and garlic sandwich – Noite do Mercado & Carne Vinha d’alhos

Everest – What’s behind the numbers?

“Everest – a challenge for some, a final destination for others” a visualization in Tableau that taught me much more than if statements, best practices or context filters. After watching the movie ‘Everest’ (highly recommended) it was apparent to me how little my knowledge was in relation to the Mount Everest and the people ‘linked’ to it. It made sense that I should look into … Continue reading Everest – What’s behind the numbers?