I have a last set of photos from Madeira here. Funchal is after all so small so things are easy to find there. For the best shopping you have the shopping streets in Funchal centre (between the cathedral and old town) Forum shopping mall (in Lido/Ajuda, green line bus), Madeira shopping mall (in Santa Quitéria, […]

I had two really good restaurant experiences on Madeira (both a 5 minute walk away from Pestana Village), so both deserve a mention here. LAREIRA PORTUGUESA Estrada Monumental, Travessa Doutor Valente, nº 7 – Google Maps A good seafood restaurant. I lost my octopus virginity here and yes, I would eat it again! I had the […]

On Madeira I did another walk after the Pico Ruivo, this time the Rabaçal 25 Fontes levada walk (according to the brochure 9 km, again, I assume they all are less than what the brochures say). It was interesting to see another part of the island that was more green – probably not as green […]

I hadn’t decided to do any walk before I left for this holiday, because I knew that my travel companion would not be able to join me and I wasn’t sure if it would be a fun thing to do without a friend. However, a few days by the pool went by and I was […]

Pestana Village is 100% recommended. I have to start with these words, because I truly mean it. First of all I want to give as many stars as possible to the lovely service on this hotel. They are SO friendly, everyone, starting from the person welcoming you to the breakfast, to the cleaning lady knocking […]

I have spent one week on Madeira so some travel posts & more photos to follow shortly – but here is a little sneak peak. I thought that I will post the smartphone photos separately from my DSLR photos. The Lumia didn’t disappoint me this time either, on one mountain walk to the highest peak […]