Amazon rainforest – decision day. Bad news for Fado!

The news from the Diario is pretty uninspiring at the moment, with a Portuguese man being sentenced to life imprisonment for strangling his girlfriend in the UK, and the body of a Portuguese youngster being discovered in Budapest. Very little news from the island, and yet more “bad news” – Portugal ............ more

Airport strike latest & lower fuel prices

The Diario reports that as a result of the strike of workers and employees of NAV SITAVA the only flight movements to be made at Madeira Airport during the day will be those safeguarded as “minimum services”, specifically


– TP1604 to Lisbon: 10.20

– S41694 to Porto Santo: ............ more

Another mention for Casa Parsons!!!!

Don’t know how Jon & Debs get away with this when others pay for less exposure, but they have fully deserved it by contributing articulate opinion to the blog – they genuinely care about tourism (and tourists) on the island, and the island itself – not just their own guests !! The photo ............ more

Tourist information accuracy – update

Following up on the previous post, I was very disappointed to get a message back earlier today from Santo da Serra Golf Club regarding our reader who had booked to come to see the golf next weekend when in fact it is taking place  as we speak (day 3 out of 4 tomorrow). Bear in mind this is not ............ more

Jacaranda Trees

Walking around Funchal recently (both the photos below were taken yesterday) you can’t but help notice the Jacaranda in bloom (possibly slightly past their best as the green of the first leaves is beginning to show through). Technically these are termed Blue Jacaranda, although the colour, certainly ............ more

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