Paraiso Apartamentos Turisticos
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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 ...
... 000 vertical feet in 15 minutes, kind of like ski
gondola over a cityscape.
The higher of Funchal’s two main gardens is in neighborhood
called Monte near the top of suburban settlement. As well as the gardens there’s
also a pilgrimage church in neighborhood, Igreja Nossa Senhora do Monte, that
oddly enough contains the tomb of Emperor Charles I of Austria, the last
Habsburg emperor who ...
... 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 ...
... served with an onion and tomato
sauce. The other dish I tried that’s on almost all menus in Madeira as an
appetizer is Limpets. What on earth is a Limpet? I had to Google it. They look
like small clams or scallops but are in fact Gastropods, small sea snails with
non-spiral shells – and they have the chewy consistency of snails. It’s one of
those things you have to try when it’s the specialty where you’re traveling.
... to be ‘Bat-shaped’. They had the outline of a bat but on asking the owner I was informed it is a kind of fish called Xara or Gata also known as ‘Bacalhau de Cāmera de Lobos’. The fish is actually a Kite fin shark that lives in depths of between 200-600m of water. The fish is gutted then salted and dried (the process of where we were up to when I interrupted him!!)
The bus took a slightly different route back that was much flatter to ...