Category Archives: Island

Route Planner

levadeiro/ March 29, 2007/ Driving, Island, Madeira, Places, Transportation, Travel, Uncategorized

The website of ViaMichelin offers a very comprehensive and highly accurate route-planning service. By giving a specific location (address, station, zip code, city or airport) for both your departure and destination, it determines your route. Additional is also offers several extra choices to improve the accuracy of your generated map. This is one of the most popular route planners online.

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Ferry link to Madeira starts again

levadeiro/ March 7, 2007/ Ferry, Funchal, Island, Madeira, Transportation, Travel, Uncategorized

The seasonal weekly ferry service, from our neighbouring Canary Islands to our archipelago, starts again on June 16. The Naviera Armas ferry, Volcan de Tamadaba will be leaving Santa Cruz every Saturday night at 10.30 pm over summer and docking in Funchal the following morning at 8 am. See also our previous blog about the ferry

Gay and Lesbian scene

levadeiro/ March 5, 2007/ FAQ, Funchal, Island, Life, Madeira, People, Things To Do, Travel, Uncategorized

Portugal, and also the Madeira Archipelago, has a long history of repression and public intolerance of homosexuality. Luckily these days … the voices of repression have simmered down and can be ignored … as Madeira has become generally tolerant of homosexuality, which was decriminalized in 1982, eight years after the Carnation Revolution. While in Lisbon, Oporto and Algarve the gay

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Earthquake

levadeiro/ February 25, 2007/ Island, Madeira, Uncategorized

No, do not be frightened! There was no earthquake here on Madeira. On the contrary of the Azores Islands … the archipelago of Madeira is very stable. Even when you consider that the whole archipelago (Madeira, Porto Santo and Desertas) emerged from the sea thanks to large eruptions and volcano activities 700,000 years ago. Below you will see an image

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Alberto Joao Jardim resigns

levadeiro/ February 20, 2007/ Island, Life, Madeira, People, Politics, Uncategorized

Alberto João Cardoso Gonçalves Jardim, (born Funchal, Madeira Island, February 4, 1943) president of the regional government of Madeira, resigns his office as a protest to the Portuguese government’s 2007 budget, which reduces fund for the islands. According to Jardim the new budget would mean that he would not be able to complete projects undertaken during his 2004-2008 term. “This

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Madeira in short

levadeiro/ January 11, 2007/ FAQ, Island, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Uncategorized

Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago that is located between 32°22.3’N 16°16.5’W and 33°7.8’N 17°16.65’W in the north Atlantic Ocean. It is since 1976 an autonomous region of Portugal. The largest of the group of islands is Madeira. Of the other three islands in the group, only Porto Santo is inhabited; the Desertas and Selvagens groups are too rocky and narrow

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