Tag Archives: Tips

What is Carnival / Carnaval?

levadeiro/ January 17, 2011/ Attractions, Carnaval, Events, Fun, Traditions, Uncategorized

Soon the Carnival fever will start here on Madeira Island … see previous post Carnival – Mardi Gras – Carnaval But have you asked yourself … what does the word “Carnival” stand for? Wikipedia offers some answers: The Carnival Season is a holiday period during the two weeks before the traditional Christian fasting of Lent. The origin of the name

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Festa da Flor – Flower Festival 2010

levadeiro/ April 13, 2010/ Attractions, Events, Flowers, Funchal, Madeira Islands, Things To Do, Uncategorized

The Flower Festival, one of the Islands’ most colorful celebrations, is more than just a tribute to the flowers of the Madeira Islands. It provides the opportunity to keep genuine Madeiran traditions alive and transforms the city of Funchal, for a few days, into a magnificent stage for all kinds of artistic and cultural expression. [AFG_gallery id=’1′] This iconic tourist

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Driving on Madeira

levadeiro/ February 25, 2010/ Driving, Madeira, Madeira Islands, Tips, Uncategorized

All roads on Madeira are accessible, with the exception of those that are listed as closed on the site of “Serviço Regional de Protecção Civil” (Regional Civil Protection Service). However these days drivers should be extra careful. A few points to pay attention when driving on Madeira: – Drive carefully. Not too fast, but also not too slow. – At

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Madeira with Easter

levadeiro/ May 11, 2007/ Guest Bloggers, Madeira, Tips, Uncategorized, Weather

This is a report from two good friends from the Netherlands (Wim and Bas) who visited Madeira this last Easter. They share their views of the island and also a few tips for other visitors. We went to Madeira to spend Easter with our friend who lives there for almost 3 years. We had our flights from Amsterdam to Funchal

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Is Madeira safe?

levadeiro/ April 19, 2007/ FAQ, Life, Madeira

Just received an unexpected question from Joan S. (Cincinnati, US) My husband and I are fed up. We are searching the web for places with no or low criminality. We came across your blog. Is this island Madera a safe place? We need to go away from all these VT killings, massacre and terror. Thanx Joan Madeira is a friendly

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