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Madeira, Portugal mini island tour

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:33 pm    Post subject: Madeira, Portugal mini island tour Reply with quote

Madeira is a beautiful mountainous island. The harbor in Funchal is the leading Portuguese port for cruise ships. Many experienced travelers consider it their favorite stop.

The island (about a one day sail from the mainland) was settled in the early 1400s. Colorful flowers, gardens and unusual trees are everywhere. Cable cars lift visitors to fascinating villages high in the mountains.

A popular exciting ride is to be pushed by two men on a sled with wooden skids swiftly down a steep road also used by cars. I passed on that.

English is widely spoken and the currency is the Euro.
The well known wine (Madeira of course) is excellent.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow!!!!! Absolutely beautiful! Looks like a great trip Tim.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful - looks like a great mix of old and new.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to go there! It's beautiful...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:14 am    Post subject: Pictures Reply with quote

Tim is a lucky boy! (please, please pick me for your current position, when you retire)

Gorgeous photos!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More pictures from another trip. The water falls are on the other side of the island.
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