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... km is a pretty steep gradient - and you would be correct. There is very little flat land apart from the odd football field. The roads go up the hills, down the hills, around the hills, but most impressively "through" the hills and mountains. I have never seen so many tunnels. There is also lots of roads built in the air across valleys or around cliff faces. For someone like Leesa who doesn't particularly like heights, unless she is in a helicopter, it's ...
... into exile at the end of WWI.
Monte Palace Tropical Gardens have a history going back to
the mid-1800s when the local British consul bought the land for a private estate
and started planting gardens. A later owner built the “palace”, a late
nineteenth-century baronial style home. The current incarnation dates to
purchase of the property in 1987 by entrepreneur Jose Manuel Rodrigues Berardo,
... Churchill, stayed when
in Madeira. I took a wander through the lobby and the patios but passed on the popular
40 Euro afternoon high tea. It’s not as if I had much of a choice on that –
there was nothing in my backpack that would enable me to pass their dress code
Along Funchal’s harbor there’s a small fort, the Forte de
Sao Jose, that used to be on an island ...
... The hike started out cold and windy but in bright sunshine near the start of one of the island's highest levadas. Although the walk probably has a different name, I don’t recall it and can’t find it on online maps, so I’m just calling it The Five Levadas Walk because it would take us along five levadas at different altitudes through the day.
We soon crossed back over the crest and descended into a north side valley that is the ...
... the Madeiran cocktail made of local rum,
juice from fresh lemons, and honey. Sugarcane was at times a major crop on the
island but is now only grown on a small scale and mostly used to produce rum.
What’s unique about the distillery we visited is that it uses entirely 19th
century equipment and methods, sort an artisanal boutique operation with a lot
of manual labor.
The distillery was followed by a snack stop at a ...