Dear Penelope, I returned from my trip to Madeira over a month ago now, yet I still find myself reminiscing of the beautiful weather, delightful sights, and amazing food. More-so of the capital Funchal; it is such diverse place, packed in such a small area consisting of narrow alleyways; winding streets and tucked away shopping gems. … Continue reading 24 Hours in Funchal, Madeira.
Dear Penelope, Having just cruised our way around the West side of Madeira, it has come to tackle the East cost. Cabo Girao This town is up on the edge of the cliff not too far from the city Funchal, which has always been a drive through destination with stunning views. However a recent development … Continue reading Cruise Around Madeira: East Coast
Dear Peps, There is a whole load of Island in Madeira to unearth, so why not cruise around with your very own private chauffeur (thanks, Dad!). A full tank of petrol; a carefully curated playlist at the ready; and of course the mandatory bag full of snacks. Ribeira Brava The first stop along our west coast cruise; … Continue reading Cruise Around Madeira: West Coast
Dear Peps, Madeira has been full of long drives; up and down mountains; twists and turns; steep cliffs; and I’m starting to miss the consistent roads of London - you can tell I’m a true city-kid through and through. It was actually on the drive up to the Botanical Gardens that we noticed a sign for … Continue reading The Orchid Gardens
Dear Penelope, The Botanical Gardens is a place I’ve been eagerly awaiting to venture to; I could not tell who was more excited, Grandma or myself! I can definitely say that Grandma’s green fingers have been passed down to me, as these days I find myself perusing garden centres at any given moment. After a short … Continue reading Madeira Botanical Gardens
Dear Penelope, Greetings from Monte. Monte is situated up in the mountains, not too far from the capital Funchal and is 550 meters above sea-level (thanks for that fact, Dad). The main attraction here is it’s beautiful gardens, and the iconic landmark of Monte church; which can been see from Grandma’s house - impressive, aye?! … Continue reading A Moment In Monte
Dearest Penelope, Greetings from Madeira!! One only had the privilege of catching you for a couple hours down London before being whisked away - hopefully there will plenty of opportunities to rendezvous again once I’m back (road trip up north, perhaps?) Welcome to Madeira - with Grandmother and Father in tow, we set off from … Continue reading Olá Madeira