Name: Andreia Machado
Where are you from originally?
I was born in Guimares – a city between Oporto and Braga, in the Northwest Portugal which is UNESCO World Heritage http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1031 and then I was brought up in a little village in its countryside.
Tell us your favourite secret place in your city
So many different favourite ones throughout those times I lived there! Right now it is difficult to choose one – as I moved a few times in the country and abroad as well I have a lot of favourite ones!! Secret? Well, I won’t say it because it won’t be a secret anymore hahaha I have a lot of magical hidden beautiful places all over Portugal which I always enjoy revisiting like: hidden untamed waterfalls, lagoons and beaches; ancient monuments, ruins, so many places I love. but right now my favourite is definitely – “my parents secret garden of arcane delights”!
Do you like cooking?
Oh, Yes I do! I love cooking all sorts of typical dishes from different cultures! The Portuguese ones – well right now, I would choose: fresh sea food as a starter and grilled fresh fish as main course and of course I like all the Codfish recipes but I’d rather the typical octopus rice- yummy! “sapateira” , ” robalo na brasa” and “arroz de polvo”
What are you most passionate about?
Most? Difficult again! I am passionate about discoveries! all sort of them: travelling, nature, art, people, animals, languages, music, painting, food, passion!
If you had to be someone else for a day, who would you be and why?
Mmm, I think a Falcon or a whale for the simple reasons they can do what I can’t and I would love to feel what they do J
What would you take with you to a desert island?
Well…matches as I’m not very good with making fire out of stones.
If you won the lottery how would you spend it?
I would never win because I never play.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Everywhere ah ah ah! There are soo many places I still want to live.At the moment I am just very pleased to be here. We’ll see next year 😉