Madeira’s WHITE GOLD; Calheta’s Engenhos; Funchal Cruise Port: busy; What’s happening this weekend?; Quorum Ballet, Funchal 31 de Março; 7th Sugar Cane Fair, Canhas, Ponta do Sol;

Funchal Cruise Port busy: Saturday, 31st March, 2012

Madeira’s WHITE GOLD

The Madeira Islands became a major producer and supplier of sugar what was historically known as the ‘white gold’.

Its lands were very difficult to cultivate and slaves were brought in from Africa to work in the sugar ............ more

More great entertainment in Madeira in March, April; 3 ways to increase economic productivity of Portugal’s ports: The Economist; Portugal produced best government bond returns in developed world so far this year!; Hugo Camara FILM;

International, National Portuguese and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Hugo Camara FILM

Another impressive film from Madeiran photographer/artist Hugo Camara. Thanks Hugo.

Dishwalla – Angels or Devils ( acoustic )

Canon 5D2
Canon 17-40
Stage Zero Dolly

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Survey: Portugal best value for money for eating and drinking out; Eating & drinking out in Madeira; Cost of living in Portugal is still quite cheap;

International, National Portuguese & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Portugal best value for money for eating and drinking out

From Portugal Daily

“Portugal has overthrown Spain as the cheapest place to eat and drink out, according to the Post Office Holiday Barometer survey quoted ............ more

Adeus a Taxas Antigas; VAT increases; Madeiran Windsurfer Joao Rodrigue Top 12 RS:X World Championships in Cádiz; Madeiran Bernardo Sousa driving for Lotus Rally; General Strike Spain Thursday affects flights out of Lisbon? – see comments section;

Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Madeiran Windsurfer Joao Rodrigue in Top 12 in RS:X World Championships in Cádiz

Madeiran Windsurfer Joao Rodrigues in Top 12 in RS:X World Championships in Cádiz out of 200 competitors. Another Madeiran Pedro Moura is competing.

VAT increases Saturday

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Owls in Madeira: new fossil owl discovered; Otus mauli; West Coast Arts Extravaganza:Saturday only; Many events most FREE on a Friday night in Funchal, Machico and other locations include..;

Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

West Coast Spring Arts Extravaganza: Saturday only


Owls: new type of fossil scops owl discovered in Madeira

From Admin in the comments section, thanks Admin..original source

New type of fossil scops owl discovered in Madeira

“The ............ more

General Strike: flights re-scheduled to Madeira; Lisbon Airport: TERMINAL changes at Lisbon Airport include Easyjet; Madeira: Common Buzzard Census this weekend: 24 & 24th March; Azores: “Milhafre”, “Queimado” Buteo buteo rothschildi Madeira: “Manta” Buteo buteo harterti; Become a citizen scientist for a day in Madeira!;

International, National Portuguese News and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

General Strike, Thursday 22nd March

thanks Peter/Admin for the post on the General Strike on Thursday 22nd March. Peter has posted:

“watch out if you need public transport or public services including the airport”

Flights ............ more