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Madeira and its Landmarks

Part 8: A Visit to O Lagar Restaurant East of the condominium in Funchal was a gem of a restaurant called O Lagar Restaurant. In Canada the day after Christmas is known as Boxing day. In Madiera, it is considered part of the Christmas Holiday. Everyone is still relaxing and visiting their family; and the streets are calm. We were invited by cousins of my husband to enjoy espetada in a family style dinner. The atmosphere was happy and the decor was festive. The entrance of the restaurant was styled… Read more Madeira and its Landmarks

Madeira and its Landmarks

Part one This December holiday, we decided to leave the country to a sunny destination. My Partner is Portuguese, so among the list of possible destinations was the beautiful island of Madeira, a territory of Portugal. While examining what specific areas and towns to visit in this exuberant country, we had considered two places: Funchal and Machico. These locations are very popular for tourists, as well as being locations where my Partner has family living. When possible, it is enjoyable to see a foreign country as the locals do. I… Read more Madeira and its Landmarks