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On the road: Being vegan in Madeira

Let’s face it, when we think of food from European countries like Portugal, Spain and Italy, veganism isn’t the first thing we think of and because of this we just didn’t know what to expect.  We always pack food in our suitcases to tide us over the first few days; little things like a bag…

Pouring rain & Monte Palace Tropical Gardens

With a history dating back to the 18th century, 70 thousand square metres of gardens and over 100,000 varieties of plants, the Monte Palace Tropical Gardens of Madeira are a treat to explore.  We love exploring parks and we always have fun but here was different, we had a LOT of fun. We hope you…

Chasing water wheels in Madeira’s north.

High up on the mountainside of Sao Jorge are two working water wheels; the Moinho a Agua (a 300 year old working flour mill) and the Serragem de agua da Achadinha ( a water saw mill that is run for tourists on a donation basis). Moinho a Agua We went first in search of this working…

4 hours at Cabo Girao. Europe’s largest cliff skywalk. Madeira

West of Funchal, past Câmara de Lobos and climbing high up into the mountains you’ll arrive at Cabo Girao. At 589 meters it is Europe’s highest cliff face, skywalk and the second highest cliff face in the world after the Grand Canyon. It is also one of Madeira’s busiest tourist attractions. How To Get There…

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