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Old January 29th, 2007, 06:16 PM
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This is Santana on Madiera Island people still live in these homes. This is one of the places I will go to on the 3 CCC cruise. I'm so excited.

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Kat, that shot looks like an old ViewMaster slide...amazing!
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What a beautiful picture, Kat!

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Old January 29th, 2007, 10:03 PM
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Thanks I love that picture.
When I was a little kid I always saw pictures of Santana and to me that is Madeira Island.
I thought I would share.
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Kat - I am going to be visiting Funchal and Madeira in early November on my Transtatlantic on the Jewel of the Seas. I'm looking for things to do there (we only have 6 hours!!!!! WAHHHHHH!!!!!!!) What would you recommend besides the toboganning down to Funchal?
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Hi Lisa,
I don't know if you have time for all this I would use this shore x as a guide but maybe by taxi. This is a carnival shore X and has everything I would want to see. RCCl doesn't have a shore x like this. However if you want to do a RCCL shore x I would suggest 4X4 Funchal Adventure. Espetada as I know it is beef served on a stick it's really good. I suggest layered clothing as you travel it will get colder. Because it's all mountains and has many sub climates hope that helps.

Relax on your 30 minute motor coach ride to quaint Camacha, center of wicker works in Madeira.
Here you will be able to visit a factory to see the artisans’ handicrafts, which range from small baskets to life size animals.
Then, proceed to climb ‘above clouds’ to Pico do Arieiro, the second highest peak at 5.430 feet above sea level, for breathtaking views.
Descend to Ribeiro Frio to visit the trout hatchery, located in a valley amongst lush greenery.
Continue downwards to the interior of the island, towards Faial and onto Santana where you will still be able to see the old thatched houses within beautiful surroundings.
Here you will enjoy a typical Portuguese lunch.
Finally, continue, by highway, to the village of Machico, a quaint fishing village located on the South East of Madeira for a short stop, before returning to Funchal.
NOTE: Please take a light sweater or jacket for the cooler climates as you will be in varied elevations.
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That was a very interesting photo - the houses look like something out of a fairy tale.
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Thanks, Kat! Will definitely be looking for something like that!
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I can not wait for this trip.That is beautiful!!

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