Monthly Archives: October 2006

New EU security rules at airports

To protect passengers against the new threat of liquid explosives, the European Union (EU) has adopted new security rules that restrict the amount of liquids that a passenger can take through security checkpoints …. departing from airports in the EU whatever their destination. These new security rules will be introduced on November 6, at all airports in the European Union

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Unfortunate timing

Two people had died this Monday around 15h40 when the car they were in was dragged by a land landslide at the falésia of the “Véu da Noiva”, waterfall located at the old road between São Vicente and Porto Moniz (north of the island). According to the authorities the landslide was caused by the bad weather in that area and

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Bad weather

For the next days, the Metrological Institute foresees for Madeira strong winds, with the gusts that can reach 90 km/h in the highest zones on the island …. including rains and thunderstorms. The origin of bad weather is in a hot and wet air mass that affects West of the archipelago. Port administration of the Funchal recommends that all the

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Polly wants a cracker!

Rodolfo Gouveia from Funchal has taken some beautiful pictures of the birds in the Louro Park of the Jardim Botânico (Madeira Botanical Garden). Click here to visit Rodolfo’s Photoblog Madeira Botanical Garden is located approx. 3 km from the Funchal city centre, Caminho do Meio- Bom Sucesso. Opening Hours: 09 am to 18 pm every day except on Christmas.

Senhor dos Milagres

Every year, the town of Machico commemorates this feast in the Chapel of Senhor dos Milagres (Our Lord of Miracles). The chapel is one of the oldest of Madeira … it was destroyed in the flood of 1803. The following year it was rebuilt. The statue of Our Lord was washed away during the flood …. and years later it

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Video: Sky Dancing

The island of Madeira … a place for the elderly visitors where they can enjoy the peace and tranquillity … by strolling on the promenade … enjoying the view of the sea and mountains … contemplating the magical scenery the island offers. Madeira … vacation island for old people ….. as long as you do not look up! Because then

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Electric Minibusses

Funchal now has a public transport service in the urban centre of the city based on the use of highly mobile, completely electric minibuses with low environmental impact. The objective is to provide both residents and tourists with the possibility of moving round the centre of the city of Funchal comfortably and quickly, attenuating the problems of traffic congestion and

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