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... it is an interesting concept. Certainly picked up plenty of tips and will be putting them into action. We visited coastal villages along the south coast, and whilst they were pretty, the beaches were pretty ******. Very little sand, just black rocks ranging is size from golf balls to big Boulders. Definitely makes sunbathing interesting. Overall a fairly impressive destination, easy to see why they have over 1 million visitors a year, most from Great ...
... heavy on Asian-themed gardens and water features. There’s also a
small museum displaying Berardo’s extensive collection of contemporary
Zimbabwean art, and the trails which snake downwards through the gardens are
lined with about 50 works of art in azulejos (glazed ceramic tiles) each
depicting scenes from a different era of Portuguese history, including one for
each Portuguese king. This helped ...
... consumption, and electricity generation. Being a more modern contruction, this tunnel was a higher one so didn’t involve the long distance squatting and ducking to avoid bumping my head the way as required for the tunnels on the walk along the older levada. There are no lights in the tunnels, so having a torch/flashlight of some sort is essential. Fortunately, I always travel with a small headlight I use for setting up my tent when I’m camping.
... 8217;s traditional!
Our lodging for the night was at Hotel Colmo in a village
named Santana, one of the highest altitude towns on the island at over 600
meters. Santana is known for its significant number of traditional small
A-frame farmhouses with thatched roofs and painted bright colors (mostly red, white,
and light blue). Nowadays no one actually lives in houses of that style
anymore, but they’re very cute and mostly used as ...
Funchal in Madeira Although Portuguese, Madeira; population 270,000, is autonomous. The port of Funchal is the busiest after Lisbon, and the name (despite obvious connotations) comes from fennel, which was found in abundance. Recently the governor of 37 years retired, so after being elected 9 times either he was very corrupt or very good- or maybe a little of both. The city is thrilled to boast the honour of being Christian Ronaldo’s birthplace, and there is a museum in his ...