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... of tissue paper in them. The main town of Funchal was old and interesting. Lots of people selling fruit in the street, particularly strawberries and cherries. And very cheap. About €2.50 per kg - that's about $3.50! Cobblestone pavements everywhere. Food was also great in the restaurants, particularly the seafood. Fish was delicious, and especially the fish stew they make. I enjoyed the grilled sardines. Desserts and cakes were ridiculous, but I ...
... Berardo who founded the major museum of modern art in Belem in Lisbon
to house his collection.
Monte Palace Tropical Gardens are sometimes ranked along the
world’s most beautiful gardens. Like everything in Madeira, they’re very
vertical. You enter at the top and work your way down trails through various
themed gardens to the mansion and formal gardens. The pleasant mix of styles ...
... to arrive at second levada at Rabacal which begins at the base of a waterfall named Caldeirao Risco. This levada at around 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) elevation is a far more modern one than the one on the previous day’s hike, with a much heavier water flow and a wider side path than most. A few kilometers farther and we (along with the levada) entered an 800 meter (one half mile) long tunnel to the drier side of the island where the water is used for ...
... br> restaurant to try out a Madeiran specialty called Gaiado, a small tunalike fish
that’s dried and then served in strips with onion, tomato, and vinaigrette. The
flavor is intensely fishy, which I quite like, but not super salty like
The restaurant owner then invited us to his home wine cellar
for generous tastes of his 10-year aged Madeira wine. Madeira is fortified and generally
sweet and drunk abroad as a dessert wine, ...
... 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 ...