Hotel Alto Lido
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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 ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
... outfits. Proteas the size of dinner plates, Streliztia by the bucket load, Anthuriums of every colour and size. I could have spent hours just admiring these fantastic blooms but as we moved through the market more colour from the fruit and vegetable stalls beckoned. Much of the produce on sale I had not seen before and we were offered tastings of some rather strange looking fruits which were really tasty but I doubt I will ever see them on Bishop's ...
... the island a glass is downed
quickly as part of a toast at any time of day, somewhat the way Spaniards do
with sherry. Madeira wine was carried on ships to the new world because its
strength enabled it to hold up well on long voyages and was even improved by
exposure to heat on long sea voyages to the degree that applying heat to
enhance the wine’s flavor caught on on the island. In the 1700s the American
colonies that became the U.S. were ...