Travel Blogs from Madeira, Portugal

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Soccer, Hiking and My Love of Madeiran TV, Garajau, Portugal travel blog

Soccer, Hiking and My Love of Madeiran TV

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... or understand so they just don’t expect it from foreigners (unlike Spanish) 4) Also unlike in Spanish speaking countries, in Portugal the American TV shows are not dubbed, only subtitled. Which means built in practice on a daily basis, especially ...

Madeiran Musings, Garajau, Portugal travel blog

Madeiran Musings

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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I like it here! Now, on to other news: Overall the traffic in Madeira is very reasonable and orderly, although it does take a significant level of awareness to deal with all the sharp slopes, narrow roads and blind corners. But for all the logical ...

Madeira: We're Sort of Portuguese!, Funchal, Portugal travel blog

Madeira: We're Sort of Portuguese!

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... gradually increasing daily winds, our only other concern was the dreaded siesta. Would flying a thousand kilometres from mainland Portugal, and even further from Spain, finally mean an escape from the generally inconvenient afternoon siesta? On the ...

Return to Blue Madeira, Garajau, Portugal travel blog

Return to Blue Madeira

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... with all my aforementioned naps and the watching all sorts of soccer games, from all sorts of struggling European countries (Portugal, Spain, Italy), plus Germany and England. 2.      Some unremarkable walks Madeira is a ...

Madeiring Escape, Caniço, Portugal travel blog

Madeiring Escape

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... it half a star in my books). Followed that up with some Pizza Hut (apparently Domino’s hasn’t cannibalized all of them in Portugal the way they seem to have in Spain) and then Back to the Room! Back to the Room! An easy three-hour train ride ...

Last Remnants of Madeira, Porto Moniz, Portugal travel blog

Last Remnants of Madeira

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... the frigid climes of home. In order to bypass some of the longer and more tedious bus trips involved with getting around on Madeira’s confusing network of winding roads and endless tunnels we rented a car for a day, splurged out on a slightly rough ...

Holidaying with baby, Madiera, Portugal travel blog

Holidaying with baby

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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... would have prefered a Mediterranean destination but J was adamant the weather there would not be warm enough. After a quick internet search Madeira seemed a good compromise with good walking and a bit of culture for me, the weather and botany for J and ...

The Last of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Funchal, Portugal travel blog

The Last of the Austro-Hungarian Empire

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Funchal was built on the side of a mountain/hill and it looks beautiful as your ship pulls into port. Once ashore we walked 1.5 - 2 miles, where we took a cable-car high above, to a little town that looks down on Funchal and the sea. There's a church at ...

Madeira, Day 3, Porto Moniz, Portugal travel blog

Madeira, Day 3

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... stopped for coffee and then I broke down and cried. why? Well I ordered some cake and when I asked what it was, the lady said Madeira cake, and this was not the Madeira cake I had eaten all those years in Aus, it was so different, I felt that Aus had ...

Madeira, Day 4, Funchal, Portugal travel blog

Madeira, Day 4

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... a while driving around in circles, we found our place, grabbed two rooms and hit the streets. It was once again, just like Portugal. For the capital of the island, it was pretty small, and like all good European cities, expensive, well for Portuguese ...

Madeira Day 2, Santana, Portugal travel blog

Madeira Day 2

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... !!! Along the way, we passed loads of people, but generally, they were old, well older than us, which kind of made sense as Madeira is an island full of oldies !!! Eventually we arrived at a tunnel. We could walk through it and save 1.4ks, but we thought ...

Madeira, Day 1, Caniçal, Portugal travel blog

Madeira, Day 1

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... said Funchal. I looked at Ilona and said Madeira? Way cool !!! Once landed, we grabbed a car and headed to Machico. A little bit of Portugal on an old volcanic island. It was nice and didn't take long to see, so we took some snaps and headed over towards ...

Madeira Island, Funchal, Portugal travel blog

Madeira Island

A travel blog entry by tjornelas

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... in the middle of ocean. If you looking for  the perfect place to enjoy and relax your next vacation consider Madeira and you wouldn't be disappointed. The Island offers a variety of activities from water sports to golf, horse ridding to mountain ...

Aifric......Kinsale Ireland to Mogan Gran Canaria., Porto Santo. Madeira, Portugal travel blog

Aifric......Kinsale Ireland to Mogan Gran Canaria.

A travel blog entry by cluainfia

... a wireless zone. The Ashling came into Porto Santo that evening; they missed the storm as they came via Bayonne Spain and had a stop in Lisbon Portugal as well. When we got back to the boat we had a night cap and for a bit of fun I tied up Yvonne and ...

Europe at Last !, Funchal, Portugal travel blog

Europe at Last !

A travel blog entry by kevmoley

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It has been 10 days since we sailed from Miami to Europe and it was smooth sailing all the way. Today, we arrived in Madeira, Portugal on May 5th (Cinco de Mayo) at 9:30am. After a long wait to depart our ship, we met our tour guide, Otilia, who has lived ...

Funchal (capital of  Madeira), Funchal, Portugal travel blog

Funchal (capital of Madeira)

A travel blog entry by pathenger

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Madeira is a Portuguese island (and Christopher Columbus lived there for awhile) Know for the huge variety of beautiful flowers, embroidery and Madeira ...

A quick stop in Portugal..., Funchal, Portugal travel blog

A quick stop in Portugal...

A travel blog entry by fatkidfrogs

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This is what I expected of a European island. It´s built up with housing along the cliff side, there´s basket sleds being pushed down the streets, nicely landscaped gardens, cafes and of course shopping. You don´t have to go far to be ...

Day Four At Sea, At Sea, Portugal travel blog

Day Four At Sea

A travel blog entry by travelingwests

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Wednesday 30/10  (Day 4) By now we’re enjoying the routine of the cruise life. We have developed a warm friendship with our two waiters and with our room service attendant, (most of them are young Asian guys), and it is nice.  Our main ...

Wherever you visit don't just give it one chance, Funchal, Portugal travel blog

Wherever you visit don't just give it one chance

A travel blog entry by annabelle22

After my recent visit to Madeira on a canary island cruise in 2010 I was not particularly looking forward to visiting the island again, however I was pleasantly surprised when I visited again recently in 2013. Apparently the last time I had visited they ...

MADEIRA,

MADEIRA, "The Hawaii of Europe"

A travel blog entry by jjndotr

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FUNCHAL, PORTUGAL: HERE WE COME... After 8 days crossing the Atlantic, we were ready to set foot on land!     Even the funny hat man is glad to see land again after eight days at sea. This island is lush with vegitation and is rightfully ...

Skippy rapporterar, Madeira, Portugal travel blog

Skippy rapporterar

A travel blog entry by mariekeiii

... bergsvägar fast ännu brantare men mycket god kvalität.Vi övernattade på västkusten som är mycket glesare befolkad och mycket brantare. Madeira tar minst 4 dagar att åka runt trots att ön bara är 5 mil lång, så vi valde.... då vi baara hade ...

Skippy rapporterar, Madeira, Portugal travel blog

Skippy rapporterar

A travel blog entry by mariekeiii

Vi hyrde bil och besökte botaniska trädgården och marknaden i Funchal, därefter Madeira shoppingcenter för att "fylla på" inför seglingen till La Graciosa den nordligaste av Canarieöarna. God lunch på en liten restaurant i gamla Funchal där ...

Portugal, Funchal, Portugal travel blog

Portugal

A travel blog entry by kiteboarder

Portugal ...

A princess and a shepard boy, Ponta Delgada, Portugal travel blog

A princess and a shepard boy

A travel blog entry by jimstephkrueger

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Day 08 - Sete Cidades of Porta Delgada - Sao Miguel - Azores - Portugal I apologize for the postings from the last days...I was not very organized and I only hope that it made some sense. I was not sure what type of internet connection we might find ...

Finally we have an internet connection!, Ponta Delgada, Portugal travel blog

Finally we have an internet connection!

A travel blog entry by jenbecksmith

... referring to investments in pharmaceuticals!! Tomorrow is our first official land stop in the Azores--Ponta Del Gado which is part of Portugal and is approx. 500 miles from Lisbon! Hoping to find an internet cafe' so that we can update you all ...

Steadfast ahead, Captian.. Me thinks we see land.., Funchal, Portugal travel blog

Steadfast ahead, Captian.. Me thinks we see land..

A travel blog entry by kevmoley

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... in sight... yet... but our anticipation is growing each passing hour. We are only one day away from arriving in Portugal and our journey through Europe will begin.   However, our cruise entertainment committee and our cruise director have done a ...

Madeira, Funchal, Portugal travel blog

Madeira

A travel blog entry by igavrani

... going to be fireworks, apparently countries from all over the world participate in fireworks competition display throughout the year in Madeira...the country with the best display will host the breaking into the New Year fireworks in Funchal(capital of ...

Finding me in Madeira, Funchal, Portugal travel blog

Finding me in Madeira

A travel blog entry by igavrani

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... a kid...we loved Madeira and the sweet hosts/family...I now can understand my parents sense of decor, they brought a big slice of Madeira with them, when they immigrated to Australia (I guess like others do)...I could swear I saw glimpses of Fremantle and ...

Madeira, Madeira, Portugal travel blog

Madeira

A travel blog entry by kiteboarder

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Landing on the Island of madeira it's sucha  beautiful place. I bought a bottle of Madeira Port! Delicous it's still waiting to be ...

Extreme Excitement, Funchal, Portugal travel blog

Extreme Excitement

A travel blog entry by bambi

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... away from the beautiful island, it struck me that this would be the last time in five days we would see land! Kind of terrifying, but still so exciting! I was a nervous wreck when looking at Madeira slowly, however steadily, disappearing in the ...

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