Sights of Madeira: the Nuns’ Valley

View of the Village from Eira do Serrado Viewpoint In Madeira there is a place called “Curral das Freiras”, known in English as the Nuns’ Valley. It is a village located, as the name says, in a valley, that is actual a very old crater of a volcano. Nested in what seems like a big … Continue reading Sights of Madeira: the Nuns’ Valley

Sights of Madeira: the rocky beaches

View from Cabo do Girão Where I come from beaches are made of ocean and yellow sand. Sometimes thinner, sometimes thicker. But mostly sand. For years I couldn’t imagine any other kind of beach, of course, before moving to the UK. It is when you travel that you start to understand how small your own … Continue reading Sights of Madeira: the rocky beaches

Sights of Madeira: the first day in the pearl of the Atlantic

Up there, above the clouds, it was sunny. But after passing through the clouds, drops of water were decorating the tiny airplane windows. Crap, I thought. Can't believe it's rainy. Switched my mobile data on. Oh, it seems like it's going to be raining 70% of the time we're spending on this island. Oh, great. … Continue reading Sights of Madeira: the first day in the pearl of the Atlantic