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... top of which there’s a giant golf ball that looks like the one at EPOCOT Center at Walt Disney World but is actually one of the world’s most powerful radar installations belonging to NATO. Guide Felipe says it’s so powerful that it’s often not working. Around it are a large visitor center with shops and restaurants and the place is mobbed with busloads of tourists who take in the view but don’t do any walking. Fortunately we ...
... one-way mountain hike from
one place to another (no levadas and no tunnels today), but the one with the
most beautiful scenery of the trip so far. It’s difficult to believe I’m on a
rather small island when surrounded by such incredible mountain scenery that
feels like it could be the Andes or northern Rockies or Tetons based on
topography, vegetation, and scenery. It was one of those ...
Our third hike day began with a spectacular drive up from the coast at Porto Moniz through extremely steep vineyards and then Laurasilva forest to an open area along the crest of the island at a place called Camara de Carga at around 1,400 meters (4,600 feet) elevation. Along the start of the hike the villages and vineyards of south coast under clear blue skies and the mass of swirling clouds and fog covered the mountains and canyons toward the north coast were ...
... the major markets for Madeira (or
Malmsey as it’s sometimes called in Britain) because it didn’t spoil in the hot
climate when even cellars could get very warm. After our tastes Mr. Souza offered
us the opportunity to buy a liter of his good wine for 10 Euros a liter. I
couldn’t resist the offer. Mr. Souza went to his collection of empty plastic
liter water and soda bottles, grabbed one, and filled it up with wine from the cask.
... plus commercials format.
Well, we are down to our last week and a half on Madeira and looking forward to Carnival starting this weekend. Supposedly one of the best and biggest Carnival celebrations in all of Europe, it officially starts tomorrow but really hits its stride Friday with the morning Children’s Parade, followed by the afternoon Old People’s Parade, leading up to the evening Transvestite’s Parade (reputedly mostly just a bunch ...