A shady tree in Vila do Maio, Maio Island

At the hottest time of the day a shady tree can be a very welcome find. This man is enjoying the shade outside his house in Porto Inglês (Vila do Maio) on Maio island. Sometimes you will find people selling goods outside their houses and often making use of the shade from a tree or a building. This may seem odd to us Europeans who are usually looking to get as much sun as we can.