from Yvonne Markl
I spent the whole August 2012 together with the staff from ATN in the great Reserva Faia Brava. I’m from Austria so it was a huge difference in the landscape and a surprise how beautiful it is there.
In my role of volunteer I helped where I could; fire surveillance, watering the tree nursery, feeding the vultures, observing birds and horses, helping with some guests.
A very special experience was also the fire surveillance. Sometimes we had great fun, sitting somewhere for hours, sometimes it was almost like meditation, watching the sunset.
Summerizing I enjoyed my time in Portugal, even if sometimes I felt a bit lost because of my bad Portuguese. The young and dynamic team is funny and capable at the same time. The nature is one of the most amazing landscapes I’ve ever seen. There is still so much to discover, so I will definitly come back!
Thank you Yvonne for all your enthusiasm and good work. We hope to see you around at Faia Brava!