600 year celebrations begin. Economy growing. AIDAprima.

Sugar cane

600 year celebrations begin

Featured in the Diario, the exhibition ‘The White Gold Islands. Artistic Order in Madeira (15th-16th centuries) ‘ is inaugurated today at the National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon. The exhibition has been put together with the collaboration of the Municipality of Funchal, which provided several pieces from the “The City of Sugar” Museum ..................read more

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Strong winds cancel ferry. Airport OK so far.

Porto Santo Ferry

The Captaincy of the Port of Funchal yesterday issued a warning of strong wind and “maritime agitation” for Madeira, which remains in force until 6:00 pm today (Thursday). Forecasts predict the wind, which did some damage yesterday, will continue to blow strong/very strong. As a result of the warning the ‘Lobo Marinho’ ferry will not make ..................read more

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Poor weather. Recycling. Madeira Piano Fest.

strong sea swells

Weather going downhill?

Looks like “autumn”, if you can call it that, has finally arrived in Madeira after a glorious 5-6 week spell of weather extending summer until just a few days ago.
IPMA, the Portuguese “Met Office”, have issued a yellow alert for the Madeira archipelago due to strong wind and sea “bustle” (what a great word!) according to ..................read more

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Blog remains popular. easyJet. Sterling falls.

Blog remains No. 1

It is a few months now since the blog “split” from its main sponsor, the holiday rentals business which has now succesfully re-branded as simply MadeiraDirect. The blog remains alone on the original website where it now has more resources, but visitor traffic has been split between the two distinct sites. However ..................read more

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Chestnut Festival. New Lisbon link.

Chestnut Festival

Festa da Castanha

This week (31st October and 1st November) sees the Chestnut Festival in the Nuns Valley, organised by the Curral das Freiras People’s House to promote this important regional agricultural product. The popular event provides an opportunity for the numerous visitors to taste the delicacies and derivatives of this ..................read more

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