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Travel Blogs from Funchal
... any sort of obstructions - a really good introduction to Levada walking. If you continue past the tea house around the first corner you will be met by a horrible smell that comes from the poultry farm housed in a huge building extending down the hillside..hurry on past with your hand over your nose! It is possible to continue all the way to Camacha, but it is long way there and ...
... of Madeira wine, as well as two Grande beers and we had a free taster starter crab, fried carrot, broadbeans, tuna samosas. The garlic bread we had to pay for. Iain had beef skewers, I had garlic chicken on a screwer, mum had fish of the day Red Sea bream and Sarah trying the chicken and scrimp. A stray dog kept chasing cars and coming into the restaurant. We went back to the hotel, and listened to a singer, while taking advantage of 241 on drinks! We went to bed ...
There is ample parking alongside the beach area of Praia Formosa. Take a right turn out of the car park and the constructed walkway is obvious. Very easy walk (even in trainers) to the west and continue past the beach cafes. The walk to Camara do Lobos takes about 50 minutes and the views as one enters the fishing port are the ...
... one's feet - not comfortable. As the walk progresses to the 40 minute mark the path is confined to the parapet alongside the water channel and this is not for the faint hearted! Generally the surroundings are smelly, however you do get a glimpse of the coast and the "Winged Bridge", but there are much better walks - avoid this ...
... and can be found in Macau as well.
We walked the old town and found Funchal to be a very attractive little place with most of the museums and squares clustered around the the main street which has cathedral and the statue of Juan Gonsalez Zarco who first landed on and claimed Madeira for Portugal in 1419.
Funchal was also surprisingly busy with the ...
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