Posts Tagged ‘Funchal’

Madeira Day 4 – Funchal

Madeira Day 4 – Funchal

With a flight in the early evening, we decided to spend the last day exploring Funchal’s hills.  We strolled through the narrow sun-drenched streets to the sea front, taking photos of the colourful painted doors (some much more tastefully assualted than others), and sat down for a while on the promenade wall taking in the […]

Madeira Day 2 – East Island Tour

Madeira Day 2 – East Island Tour

Luis Suarez, wearing a suit with black bowtie and a chauffeur’s hat, greeted us at the hotel and asked us what we wanted to see on our personalised afternoon tour of the east of the island.  Well, a Louis Suarez lookalike at least, who took his role as private chauffeur very seriously.  He recommended an […]

4 Days in Madeira Day 1 – Around Funchal

4 Days in Madeira Day 1 – Around Funchal

It’s wonderful when a place completely surpasses your expectations.  Every view seems sharper and more colourful, every ice-cream creamier and tastier, every exchange with a local friendlier, and every passion fruit poncha (the strong local cocktail made of rum, honey, sugar and lemon rind) more potent and delicious.  Madeira definitely exceeded our expectations.  The only […]

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