Category Archives: Portugal

Forest Park of Queimadas, Madeira

We sent a month on the island of Madeira, staying in Santana. Queimadas was our closest mountain and just a five minute drive away. One afternoon we popped up to explore the park and some of the smaller paths around it. Driving to Queimadas The road to Queimadas is narrow and bendy and frequently only…

Reporting animal abuse on Madeira Island

Animal abuse is RIFE on Madeira; you only have to visit a major tourist attraction here on the Island to see the amount of disowned and stray dogs that turn up emaciated and starving. Some Madeirans shrug this off and say they’re “community dogs”.  They say It’s a great sign of our wonderful island that these…

Santana; Madeira’s poster village

Santana is short for Santa Ana (meaning Saint Anne) and is a municipality along the northern coast of the island of Madeira.  The town is home to the Palheiros – the small thatched cottages – which makes Santana Madeira’s poster village for the island.  Many Palheiros are still in use in this north-eastern corner of…

Farol Sao Jorge Lighthouse, Madeira

Visitng Madeira in January will result in some fairly dreich and windy weather but don’t let that deter you from visiting. There’s still loads to do and see. including the Farol Sao Jorge lighthouse and old sugar ruins of Sao Jorge…. Booking.com Farol da Ponta Lighthouse The Farol da Ponta de São Jorge is an…

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  • Emma - 10:39 pm

    Lovely post

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