Paraiso Apartamentos Turisticos
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... allowed to look at them. They specialise in a flat bread roll which is cut in half and then smothered with garlic butter. Very nice. Surprisingly didn't see much Madeira cake. The main reason for our visit to Madeira was to have a look at the madeira Wine the island is famous for. In Australia we make (or thought we made) a Madeira style of fortified wine using Verdelho grapes. Real Madeira is a little different. There are 4 styles of Madeira ranging ...
... 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,
... other side of the tunnel we had a lunch stop in warm sunshine before beginning our descent to three more lower levadas, a mix of walks down steep trails and steps to each lower level levada followed by very long nearly flat walks along the levadas. However much we descended, though, where we met our vans after 16 kilometers (almost 10 miles) of walking downhill, I suspect we still descended an additional 2,000 vertical feet further through the vineyards until we got to the ...
... br> the sea for hundreds of feet and the main road goes through the ridges between
valleys in tunnels rather than over them. The north side of the island is the
lush and rainier part, its true windward side.
Porto Cruz is a coastal village in one of the valleys where
we stopped at Companha do Engenhos do Norte, a small rum producer that
transforms island sugarcane through fermenting and distillation processes into
the potent spirit used ...
... 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 ...