Monday, 27 September 2010

Getting Oriented

Exploring different decks in the ship and different facilities is an experience in itself;Atlantic is much calmer now. Did the shore excursion of the lovely Portugese Island of Madeira.Funchal,the capital is a lovely city. We travelled up the hills to the fishing village of de Lobos where Winston Churchill used to spend some time.saw the banana fields/vineyards/sugarcane fields,irrigation systems from ancient times/visited the second highest seacliff in europe,Cabo Girao.Spectacular sceneries/great Catholic influence present everywhere. lot of people from old Portugese colonies have resettled here.Impressive churches and gardens and colourful plantations.Skilfull drivers manouvering around narrow hilly roads.

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