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... parking spots not twenty metres away yet they'll inevitably pass on those to slide their little round Peugeot up onto the sidewalk, bumper against the rail so pedestrians are forced to acknowledge its bland presence while circling around it and considering, but never quite committing to, putting the boots to it for a while. Or just throw it helter skelter into a bus stop kind of diagonal, like it was just a cool and casual afterthought or something. Or just ...
... TV with a shocking number of English channels) and an electric water heater that sounds like a plane taking off when I do dishes and which I daresay I may never tire of. Unlike the fact Jersey Shore has made it here. Other than that, the only downside has been that I finally came down with a cold and fever, more or less debilitated suddenly for no apparent reason after spending five inexplicably healthy weeks on the Camino battling daily exhaustion, ...
Monday, August 20, 2012 – Madeira, Portugal
We arrived into Madeira harbour around 7 a.m. and the first thing you notice is how different the island is from Grand Canary. The Island of Madeira juts straight up from the ocean, with cliffs and mountains of rock. It is also a green island with trees and beautiful vegetation. Like Hawaii, bougainvillea grows like a weed here.
It took us about an hour to maneuver into ...
Well this is day 2 in Madeira. It is a
lovely place with lots of history. Sorry mom it is up hill both ways
again. It has been around since the 1400's. The first hotel was
built here then by an Englishman. They actually had geothermal
electricity in 1896. They had street lights then, and I think we
were still in huts... well maybe not, but certainly not as far
advanced as they were.
We had a long day yesterday. We started out at 4.30 to the airport. IT was an hour drive we got lost once but all is well. We had to fly to Madrid, Spain, then to Lisbon Portugal and then to Madeira. Our Mdeira flight was cancelled, but they did get us on another flight at 10 pm. Then it was delayed until 10.30 and we thought it was going to be cancelled. ...