Hotel Riu Palace Madeira
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- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Heated pool
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... the blurb, "Is one of the most elegant hotels in the world, as luxurious as The Raffles Hotel in Singapore." Well that means nothing to me, never been to Raffles hotel
I was really not in a very generous mood when we left for this amazing "once in a lifetime" experience. But just getting off the ship was a challenge in itself. We went to the gangway, starboard side deck one, as instructed, only to find the way blocked by crocodiles of old ...
... when a cargo ship passed dangerously close. I visualize this scene whenever I stand on our balcony looking out to sea.
Until meeting Elin there wasn't anything more exhilarating for me than climbing aboard a ship and travelling across an ocean. It made me feel adventurous and kind of brave. A great many cruise ships work the summers in the Mediterranean, then spend the winters in the Caribbean. They have ...
... the Fort of St Laurence to the main Cathedral dedicated to Our Lady. This had a stone fašade and a clock tower. Inside was a typical European Catholic Church with many paintings and gold coloured statues and altar pieces. We went out the back door into a small courtyard and then back onto the main street.
We wandered through narrow side streets enjoying the little shops and cafes dotted about. We went in to a chaotic "department" store ...
On Saturday morning we woke early and finished our packing. We went down with our luggage for breakfast at 7-30 and ordered a taxi for 8am. We had a quick bite to eat and the cab came early so we were on our way before 8. We were driven to Victoria Coach Station from whence we were to catch a bus to Tilbury. We easily found the appropriate gate and learnt that instead of 9am the bus was now scheduled for 9-30. We settled down with our books to wait.
About 9am a young girl came ...
... to a little bakery which served fresh cakes and beer! Brilliant We managed to get back to catch most of the rugby and spend the afternoon by the pool. Tonight we are going Turkish, recommended by people we met on the walk. Will let you know later how authentic it was ( I suspect it won't have kind of games Robert is used to!). Lovely grub, pity we didn't find it sooner. It was underneath ...