The Vine, a divine hotel
Travel Blogs from Funchal
... eight days at sea.
This island is lush with vegitation and is rightfully known as the Hawaii of Europe. We took a bus tour of the Island. Our guide is ...
... bicycle wheels in our direction? We have successfully missed most festivals by a day or so, wherever we have been! Rhianwyn in her planning slipped up this time though as we were in town for the flower festival. We were also there for the parade and so enjoyed watching for over an hour before hurrying back to the ship for the next leg. John, being the motivating factor, has lead us to the gym for a 5km run and some weights most days. ...
... and fawned over for the last couple of days as word of this incident spread around the ship. A daily doctors visit to ensure no repercussions and a bottle of complimentary premium red wine delivered to our suite and all good. Not sure how that works - I eat glass and len gets a bottle of red. Len says he will enjoy the cheeky 2007 vintage from Tuscany!
Yesterday we passed through the Straits of Gibraltar and of course right past the famous Rock of Gibraltar. Africa ...
... you. Although we did have a great laugh when at lunch, one of the waitresses tipped over a glass of wine on her tray, which then proceeded to go all over Len's shoulder and promptly in his lap. Of course she was horrified but with 6 people laughing hysterically, including Len, she quickly realised there was not going to be any repercussions on this one. I mean, it could have been worse on so many counts. It could have been my lap, or my drink, or worse still, ...
... who try to steer it before the basket runs into a stone wall or gets hit by a car. This takes place on a real street. The runners on the sled have been greased before this starts, so they are slippery, and the street is very steep, and suddenly you're off! Two kilometres of craziness/fun.
The bridges/tunnels/roads amaze My Man. He ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet