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levadeiro/ May 30, 2006/ Madeira, Uncategorized

I have created this small logo to identify that this is a blog about Madeira and/or for Madeira(-lovers). Anybody who has similar blog can copy this logo and put it on his/her blog. It is free and no strings attached! Only thing is … I will keep the original (larger) image.

Surf Music

levadeiro/ May 28, 2006/ Madeira, Music, Uncategorized

As I mentioned in my previous blog … each day I search for information about Madeira. I need to filter out all the ‘wood’ (translated in Portuguese is ‘madeira’) and Madeira Beach (located in Florida). Lately I came across another interesting category … namely The Madeira …. The band! Yes … a band called ‘The Madeira’ from the US …

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Easy Driving in Funchal – Again?

levadeiro/ May 27, 2006/ Madeira, Uncategorized

As a result of several requests we received from readers …. here is a second movie of Madeira’s ‘rollercoaster’ drive … that took place in Funchal … area called Rochinha (above the Zona Velha). For those that missed part 1 … click here. This time we have added (surf)music from the band called ..… The Madeira. The title of the

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Wallet size currency cheat sheet

levadeiro/ May 25, 2006/ Tips, Travel, Uncategorized

What does the Madeira visitors from the UK, the US, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Asian countries, South Africa, Venezuela and others all have in common? When paying in Euros they ask themselves ‘How much does that cost in …’ their own currency? There is a handy way to solve this. Travelocity offers a currency converter page that allows you to print

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BASE Jump from Cabo Girão

levadeiro/ May 23, 2006/ Madeira, Sports, Things To Do, Uncategorized, Video

Last 4th of May (2006) a BASE Jump took place at the 2nd highest cliff of the world (580m) namely here on Madeira island, Cabo Girão. But first … what is BASE Jump? BASE jumping is the sport of using a parachute to jump from fixed objects. “BASE” is an acronym that stands for the four categories of objects from

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Ferry between Madeira and Canary Islands

levadeiro/ May 19, 2006/ Ferry, Madeira, Uncategorized

Company Naviera Armas has announced it will have new route Canarias – Madeira (Funchal) during the summer of 2006. The season will consist of 10 journeys (10 weeks) and starts on July 1 and will last until September 2. Departure from Las Palmas of Gran Canaria on Saturdays at 7h30 and arrival Funchal port at 20h00. The return trip is

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Madeira Easy Driving (?)

levadeiro/ May 16, 2006/ Driving, Madeira, Uncategorized, Video

Driving on Madeira is like taking a rollercoaster ride … going up and down. Most of the times you will find narrow roads … and if you are lucky you will come across some busses or big trucks on those narrow roads. Then you will understand why there are no Fancy Fairs here on the island …. because the whole

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Bailinho da Madeira

levadeiro/ May 12, 2006/ Attractions, Dance, Folklore, Madeira, Music, Traditions, Uncategorized, Video

I came across the next short film of Anton Withagen from Eindhoven (Netherlands). It gives an impression of the traditional folklore dance called Bailinho da Madeira (The dance of Madeira). Now … do not go thinking that all inhabitants on the island of Madeira are dressed like this … and that they all love to dance this. If you think

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Flower Festival 2006

levadeiro/ May 1, 2006/ Attractions, Flowers, Madeira, Things To Do, Tips, Travel, Uncategorized

Yesterday was the main highlight of the traditional Flower Festival of Funchal, the parade of flower. More than 1000 of participants, mainly children, covered with the most beautiful flowers parading the streets of Funchal. And as I am man of few words … let the pictures tell you how beautiful it was. Click here to see more pictures (Update 2006-05-01)

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Capturing the Pro capturing

levadeiro/ April 8, 2006/ Images, Levadas, Madeira, Uncategorized

A few weeks ago my friend Hugo invited me for a levada walk … Queimadas to Caldeirão Verde … the path starts at the guesthouse (Queimadas) and goes through a beautiful emerald green paradise … with waterfalls on the way. It is a moderated walk of approximate 4 hours. Just a simple levada walk … you will think. But in

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