Madeira Part 2

Following up yesterday’s post– here are the other things that stood out to us while visiting Madeira last month.

Rock Pools: Porto Moniz has the most amazing natural rock pools popular for swimming in summer. Alas, it was too cold (and with too strong currents) for us to give it a go.

 Life on Van Island Madeira

Life on Van Island Madeira

Blue tiles: Those of you who know me know that I adore blue and white porcelain and I loved the many tile artwork pieces we saw affixed to buildings.

Life on Van Island Madeira

Life on Van Island Madeira

Life on Van Island Madeira

Cobblestone mosaics: Private courtyards, shop entrances and city sidewalks – they were all made of cobblestone mosaics in just about every pattern imaginable.

Life on Van Island Madeira

Life on Van Island Madeira

Life on Van Island Madeira

Fado: This was our introduction to Fado, a wonderfully soulful Portuguese genre of folk song. I found it more melodic than the Flamenco we would hear in Spain and liked it much more.

Short visits make it impossible to get to know local culture to the degree I would like and I feel like we caught such a small glimpse of Madeira. It’s is not somewhere we ever thought we would visit but I’m so glad we did.
Life on Van Island Madeira
Life on Van Island Madeira
Next up? Spain. Our Spanish adventure began in Seville.
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One thought on “Madeira Part 2

  1. Hi Stefanie,

    Thank you for sharing your visit to Madeira. It is such a beautiful place with a rich culture. I can hardly wait for the next installment of your trip.

    Karen and I would like to get together with you sometime soon. Tea? Lunch? Please let us know when you have time.

    Wanda

    PS Could you or someone you know us a food dehydrator? We have a 3-tier one that needs a new home.

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