Blog on the road 1

Well the journey started badly as m’ blog team set sail, with storms a’blowin’ and worse predicted … no that’s a bit tooooo dramatic. Actually we got on a plane, and that’s where this blog is getting typed. We started off the trip by bus at 8.15am, changed buses ............ more

Look! Sr. Coral, I want to help you but …

The beer company ‘Coral’ wants to aquire more customers and boost sales by producing over a million litres in 2008 of a new beer called ‘Coral Classica’.  This new beer is “more sophisticated” and more expensive than its current range, in that it uses a malt ............ more

Bugs & Drugs

Source :  Diário de Notícias 27-11-2007

The holder of the biggest private collection of live insects of the world, is interested in creating an “insectário” on Madeira.  He plans to find a permanent space for the around 1,300 species captured by himself over the years from ............ more

To smoke, or not to smoke … & a bit of footie

With the new year approaching rapidly, the time to think about quitting smoking as a new year resolution has come to the fore, one reason being the change in the law due that affects bars, cafes & restaurants, due to come into force in January 2008.

Portugal has a high average for the number of ............ more

Lets blame global warming …

No major stories in todays press, but still plenty of aftermath about the big rock fall in Câmara de Lobos last week. Did you see the size of those rocks?!?

Well that seems to have started a bit of a panic, with the whole island now in danger of collapsing into the sea. I saw a map in yesterdays ............ more

Entry for November 24, 2007

Just reading a travel bulletin board where someone wrote in complaining about the pesky timeshare people in Funchal, and the amount of times they got stopped whilst here on holiday.

Having lived here for 4 years, I can honestly say I have never been stopped once, let alone been hassled ............ more

Scheduled Flights Between Boston USA and Madeira

SATA Flights Boston – Madeira

Source : Diário de Notícias 22-11-2007

The Azores airline group SATA today announced the launch of a new scheduled service between Boston (USA) and Maderia.

The new flight will operate all year, every Friday, in both directions, using an Airbus A310-300. Return ............ more

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