Helping Hand

If you came to this blog searching for images of the disaster … then sorry to disappoint you. We are trying to focus more in helping the victims and restoring the normal life back here on Madeira. Dioceses Cáritas of Funchal is collecting clothing and other goods to help those Read more…

Dark Waters

You will have heard or read about the tragedy that took place here on Madeira Island last Saturday. That is why you were not able to read anything about Madeira through our blog. The loss of telephone and Internet communications, ….. but most of all we had to give our Read more…

Comboio do Monte

The restoration of Monte Railway will start in the first quarter of 2010 unknown. According to a publication (unfortunately now removed) of the Madeira Tourism this will be a funicular railway system. The plan is to restore the original railway, which used to run between the center of Funchal and Read more…

Royalty on Madeira

I just read that King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia will visit Madeira islands between July 30 and August 1 next. It was announced by the Portuguese Head of State, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, who along with his wife Maria Cavaco, will accompany the Kings on their three days of stay Read more…

Vânia Fernandes

Vânia Fernandes, a 23 year-old singer … born in the Madeira Island, she won in Portugal the last edition of the popular Portuguese version of the Idol show called Operação Triunfo. Vânia entered various music contests at the age of 10 and later on she went to perform in hotels Read more…

Fly MI

Is it Fly MI? or Fly Me? The last option would have been a good name for an airline …. but Miguel Freitas, former TAP Portugal captain, decided to call it Fly MI … as MI stands for Madeira Islands. The new airline Fly MI (Funchal) is planning to operate Read more…

Unfortunate timing

Two people had died this Monday around 15h40 when the car they were in was dragged by a land landslide at the falésia of the “Véu da Noiva”, waterfall located at the old road between São Vicente and Porto Moniz (north of the island). According to the authorities the landslide Read more…