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Portugal: Touring Lisbon on Tram 28

Tram 28 Lisbon

We were touring Lisbon on tram 28 that brings you up and down Lisbon hills and to the historic parts of the city. Most Lisbon sights are along the tram 28 route or just a short walk away which makes tram an ideal way to explore Lisbon, the sunny capital of Portugal. Lisbon is the warmest capital of Europe and a good year-round ...

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Santana Day Trip from Funchal

Santana triangular house

We wanted to see triangular Madeiran houses so we rented a car and made a Santana day trip from Funchal.  We took the steepest road up to Monte and to the top of Madeira, Pico do Arieiro. On the northern side of the island we stopped at Ribeiro Frio and Faial. Santana is a village on the north coast of Madeira famous for ...

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Driving on Madeira: Road Trip to Western Madeira

Road Trip to Western Madeira, a tunnel

We made a road trip to Western Madeira. The west is a dramatic area with high sea cliffs and terraced banana plantations on mountainsides. Western Madeira is a less touristic area since it has always been hard to reach, until the Via Rapida with all its tunnels was built.     We however took the smaller roads, first to Camara de Lobos and Cabo ...

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Madeira: Exploring Funchal Sights

Funchal mountain view

This post presents the Portuquese city of Funchal, the capital of Madeira. We spent a January day exploring Funchal, walking around with our cameras. Funchal has a beautiful setting, surrounded by mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. And the old historic centre is like from a fairytale: black and white Baroque houses and  streets paved with round sea pebbles.   I also show the hotel ...

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