Open day in House of Associations/ Dia Aberto da Casa

On 14th of July the House was full of action. The annual open day was officially opened by the meeting of representatives of different youth organizations. It was highly productive meeting – the house was joined with one more association! Congratulations ‘Pint of Science’! Our wall is also officially introduced with other missing pieces too. Can you recognize all of them?!

No dia 14 de julho a Casa esteve cheia de ação. O dia aberto da Casa, evento anual, foi oficialmente iniciado pela reunião com várias organizações juvenis – o Ninho em Rede. Foi um encontro muito produtivo – a casa acolheu mais uma associação! Parabéns ‘Pint of Science’! A nossa parede também foi oficialmente apresentada com os logótipos das associações que faltavam. Consegues reconhecer todos?!

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After some informal talks with the cup of coffee and delicious (!) snacks, the day continued in Praça da Batalha. What could be the better way to celebrate the day of the house if not with the performances of other associations? The attention of people who were passing through were brought by cheerful and colorful performances of:

Depois de algumas conversas informais com um almoço delicioso e uma chávena de café para rematar, o dia continuou na Praça da Batalha. Qual poderia ser a melhor maneira de celebrar o dia da casa, se não com as apresentações das nossas associações? A atenção das pessoas que passavam por lá foram captadas pela cor e alegria de:

ATSVL (Associação de Trabalho Social e Voluntário de Lavra)

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Grupo de Fados Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade do Porto

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Juventude Unida de Mosteiró (JUM) (Vila do Conde)

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Academia de Kung-Fu da Povoa de Varzim

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Grupo de Dança MK

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Grupo de Danças do ICBAS

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AJDC Penido e Relatatalentos

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The event was the real success, bringing the people together, creating the lovely atmosphere and reminding that the youth organizations could not survive without the young people and their work.

Hurray for all the Youth around the world and Associativism!

O evento foi um verdadeiro sucesso, reunindo as pessoas e criando uma atmosfera encantadora. E serviu para lembrar que as associações juvenis não poderiam sobreviver sem os jovens e o seu trabalho.

Viva a todos os jovens do mundo e ao associativismo!

 

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O Porto dos Gatos

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Continuing the topic about my favourite places in Porto, O Porto dos Gatos would definitely be one of the first on the list. The place was reopened in March, providing the city with the unique place of cosy atmosphere together with delicious vegan home-made food and… cats!

But what is really so fascinating about the place?

Let’s start with the cats!

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At the moment the place has 7 cats. The cats have their own Cat’s room with lots of toys, objects to lay down and relax as well as enjoy humans’ company (if they are feeling up to it, of course!).

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They also have free access to the other area which is outside. Stretching, settling down around flower’s pot or gently passing by the pleased customer – everything is a part of a daily routine.

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The home-made vegan food

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The third area of the café is dedicated for those who would like to stop for a cup of coffee, hummus or everyday changing prato do dia. Although cats are not allowed here, the interior quickly brings you back: every single detail are related with cats and reminder that they are the most important part of the place.

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Already felt in love? Then please do not forget that you are only the visitor; so please behave as one.

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Although not all the people notice the sign with the rules, it exists. Even though customers can come here every day, except Sundays, the cats are the true habitats with their own rights. As with any other pet or animal, we have to respect their own private zones or moods. The cats make this place so cosy, warm and welcoming. So it is a little bit sad to see them disturbed by persistent client showing slightly too affection. Please, do not do that with any animal: your own or your friend’s one.

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Our four-paw furry friends would say you sincere thank you, or meow. It depends on what do you prefer.

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Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.

 

Gabija