Category Archives: Island

The Link between Madeira and Curaçao

All over the world you will find people with Madeiran blood in their veins, and one of them is Curaçao. Curaçao is one of the former Dutch or Netherlands Antilles, formed by two groups of islands, one to the north of the Lesser Antilles (Saba, Saint Eustatius and Saint Martin or the SSS islands) and the other one off the coast

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Magnificent Madeira

This is one second most beautiful video of Madeira Island that I have come across on the Web. This video is entitled “Magnificent Madeira” made by Pavel Masek from the Czech Republic.

Pico Ruivo (video)

Pico Ruivo, Madeira Island, by Joel Sérgio Pereira Pico Ruivo – Madeira Island from Joel Sérgio Pereira on Vimeo. When playing click on the Expand-icon to watch the video in Full Screen mode. Press Esc to get back. Pico Ruivo is the highest peak on the Madeira Islands. It can be reached only by foot, usually either from Pico do

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Arriving at Madeira … what is the first thing you do?

You have booked a holiday to the island of Madeira. At the arrival at the Madeira airport … you go and collect your bags/suitcases … head out with your partner where you are welcomed by your hostess or you are going to the car rental desk. Afterwards you leave the airport building where you might need to wait a while

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The Cherry Picker from Jardim da Serra

A beautiful video created by Heitor Rodrigues of a Madeiran cherry picker (apanhador de cerejas) Sr. Agostinho of the village Jardim da Serra. Enjoy the serenity and un-stressfulness when Sr. Agostinho picks the cherries to sell them at the Funchal Market (Mercado dos Lavradores). Next time you buy and eat a Madeiran cherry …. remember this video.

Rua de Santa Maria, Funchal

The Old Town (Zona Velha) of Funchal is one of most attractive areas of the city. One can experience the real typical surroundings and local life of the city … taking you back in time to when the first settlement of the island started. One of the romantic narrow cobbled streets that we recommend is Rua de Santa Maria. Rua

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Protect yourself against the sunrays

Here are a few hints how to protect yourself against the dangerous UVA– and UVB-rays from the sun. The UV rays emitted by the sun are strongest and most harmful at mid-day, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Most people think that they are well protected against these harmful sunrays by wearing just a T-shirt. Well …

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Vintage Film Madeira 1927 – 1975

VINTAGE FILM MADEIRA – Private collection of Hugo Reis – Year: 1927 – 1975. Production: Hugo Reis (www.hugoreis.com) This film will be exhibited at the ISLANDS.DOC Festival Date & Time: Saturday 21 of May at 15h00 Location: Centro das Artes – Casas das Mudas, Calheta – Madeira. Click here to see where Casa das Mudas is located Synopsis: Hugo Reis

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Columbus Festival – Festival Colombo 2011

The Columbus Festival was first held in 2000 with the aim of launching a quality cultural tourism offer on the island of Porto Santo. This year it will be held from 15th till 17th of September 2011. The event is based around the historical figure of Christopher Columbus, who had close links with Madeira both as a sugar trader during

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Madeira … The Green Pearl of the Atlantic

Madeira, “The Green Pearl of the Atlantic”, with its spectacular variety of landscapes, the island that they say it sometimes is 6 different continents in one mini-continent. The friendly locals and the picturesque villages make Madeira a perfect island for those seeking a combination of adventure, sports, nature, sun and rest. An island with many faces, that is Madeira. Still

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Raizes de um Povo – Roots of a People

We need to learn the past …. to understand the present … and prepare for the future. This magnificent project, created by Eduardo Costa Audiovisual Productions, aims an encounter with the valuable past, the Folklore and Ethnography of the archipelago of Madeira. It portraits in terrific details the daily life and activities the small nation in the past, but in

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What visitors really want?

The German television company WDR has broadcast at the beginning of this month in their weekly travel program Wunderschön! (Beautiful!), a 90 minutes report of Madeira “Blumeninsel im Atlantik” (Island of Flowers), presented by Tamina Kallert. WebTV Madeira “Blumeninsel im Atlantik” (90 min. German) Although it is in German and 1 hour and a half long … it is worth

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Nudism or Topless on Madeira?

Here on Madeira Archipelago (Madeira and Porto Santo) it is (officially) not allowed to exercise nudism. Also is not allowed for women to go topless on the beach locations. Both the authorities and locals do not tolerate these on the islands. Despite the fact that Madeira is an autonomous region of Portugal and in the ‘mainland’ there are a nudist

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Madeira Natural

Luis Dias has created a beautiful video show of the Madeira Island … a portrait of its genuine inhabitants and oldest island visitors. All natural ….

This is Madeira we want to preserve

Check the photo show below of Madeira. The Madeira lots of people are talking about … the Madeira that we want to cherish and preserve … the Madeira with its 360 degrees of pure unspoiled beauty … the Madeira with a few places that are difficult to reach, but we do not care as long as we can conserve it.

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Volta a Madeira Classic Rally

For the twenty first consecutive year the Madeira Classic Car Club is organizing, from 25 to 28 June 2008, the Volta a Madeira Classic Rally, which takes place on the beautiful Island of Madeira. This rally is part of the calendar of FIA, for historic regularity, and of the international calendar of FIVA, category A, reason why all vehicles entering

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International Fireworks Competition

Madeira was referred in the Guinness World Records to have the biggest fireworks event in the world. Maybe you will say to your partner Honey, lets watch the fireworks on Madeira!. We will need to wait till the end of the year? …. Actually, that is not true! This month the Regional Secretariat of Tourism and Culture organizes the Festival

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