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... allowed to look at them. They specialise in a flat bread roll which is cut in half and then smothered with garlic butter. Very nice. Surprisingly didn't see much Madeira cake. The main reason for our visit to Madeira was to have a look at the madeira Wine the island is famous for. In Australia we make (or thought we made) a Madeira style of fortified wine using Verdelho grapes. Real Madeira is a little different. There are 4 styles of Madeira ranging ...
With one of world’s mildest climates, Madeira known for its
great gardens with species from around the world as well as its unqiue native
flora. Two of the best gardens are in the hills above Funchal, the Monte Palace
Tropical Gardens and the Madeira Botanic Gardens. They are both most easily
reached by Gondola that begins at a park along sea front in Funchals’s old town
which whisks you up ...
... consumption, and electricity generation. Being a more modern contruction, this tunnel was a higher one so didn’t involve the long distance squatting and ducking to avoid bumping my head the way as required for the tunnels on the walk along the older levada. There are no lights in the tunnels, so having a torch/flashlight of some sort is essential. Fortunately, I always travel with a small headlight I use for setting up my tent when I’m camping.
... 8217;s traditional!
Our lodging for the night was at Hotel Colmo in a village
named Santana, one of the highest altitude towns on the island at over 600
meters. Santana is known for its significant number of traditional small
A-frame farmhouses with thatched roofs and painted bright colors (mostly red, white,
and light blue). Nowadays no one actually lives in houses of that style
anymore, but they’re very cute and mostly used as ...
... delights of Câmera de Lobos whilst I ascended the dizzy heights to Cabo Girão. Since I originally decided that this was going to be our ‘must do’ in Madeira several months ago (and before I knew the lay of the land!) I had be psyching myself up to step on to the ‘walk of faith’ glass bottomed platform.
The journey took a little less than 15 minutes and the views en route to Cabo were spectacular. It was a clear day so looking down ...