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Old December 13th, 2007, 10:00 AM
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Default Funchal at Christmas so pretty

They decorate the whole island and folk groups walk around singing and dancing. Star Princess is in port today. So my funchal harbor cam and the princess webcam are staring at each other. I love that, here are the links. http://www.princess.com/bridgecams/index.html http://www.madeira-web.com/camera/cam-04.html
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Kat I had to be the first one to respond to your post. I have allways wanted to spend new year's on Madeira, and now even more so. I am also happy when I see a beautiful place in Portugal.

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Kat I had to be the first one to respond to your post. I have allways wanted to spend new year's on Madeira, and now even more so. I am also happy when I see a beautiful place in Portugal.

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This video clips is pretty long. But they are viewing the New Year's fireworks from a cruise ship. Csis and I were in Madeira Island for New Year's eve I have never seen fireworks that cool before. The whole island had them.
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Kat you sure did a great job in putting up that video. Funchal's fireworks set a world record last new year's eve.Funchal is one of 3 places I want to spend new years eve on. The others are a cruiseship and Las Vegas since I'm doing the Carnival Liberty this year, I plan to do one of the others next uear.

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Kat, when we were on Madiera on 11/4, I was up early enough to see the lights of the island from miles out at sea when we were approaching. It looked like a diamond bracelet on the water. Our tour guide said that as beautiful as that was, it is even more beautiful at Christmas when over half a million more lights were added! And dang it all, we were a month too soon to see it!
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The picture changed and this ones even prettier. Manuel I'm glad you like my posts.
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Kat, I saw that fireworks display several times. Thanks again for putting it up.

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Wow that was nice Kat! Thanks!

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Kat, besides peixe espada what other foods are you looking forward to in Madeira. Also ,does your husband like Madeira?

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you have NEVER seen fireworks until you have seen them on funchal portugal! i have never seen any since none that can even come close! that video was GOOD but didnt do it justice! we were on the roof of a hotel in downtown Funchal and it was AMAZING!
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DH & I, DD & SIL, DS& DIL are doing a NOLA barge cruise for this New Years Eve...... including fireworks on the mighty Mississippi! We can't wait!
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Crazysis, I would haved loved to have gone to Madeira in the past, but raising 3 kids, and later a divorce got in the way. But I'm doing quite well now,and plan to go there soon.
If you or Kat could tell me the name of the hotel where you stayed I would appreciate it. Thanks

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Crazysis, I would haved loved to have gone to Madeira in the past, but raising 3 kids, and later a divorce got in the way. But I'm doing quite well now,and plan to go there soon.
If you or Kat could tell me the name of the hotel where you stayed I would appreciate it. Thanks

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APARTHOTEL RENO
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These is the listing for the Madeira directory I don't know what international information you would need to make the phone numbers work. My hubby has never been to Madeira Island this will be his first trip.
Arkiegal I love fireworks on the water so pretty I know you will have a great new year.
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Thanks Kat, calling Madeira would not be a problem for me. What I wanted was getting a hotel where you can get a good view of the fireworks. Your husband is in the same situation as my wife, in that she has never been to Portugal, but she enjoys Portuguese food except for fish.

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Thanks Kat, calling Madeira would not be a problem for me. What I wanted was getting a hotel where you can get a good view of the fireworks. Your husband is in the same situation as my wife, in that she has never been to Portugal, but she enjoys Portuguese food except for fish.

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That is funny cause my hubby hates fish. Check the first picture I posted it changed again I love this new version.
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Kat tthat new picture is great. Thank you again for such great posts.

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Kat tthat new picture is great. Thank you again for such great posts.

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I linked to the daily picture so everytime they change the picture it changes on the board. 8)
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Wow, now I will be looking at it every day.

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Kat I'm really enjoying this. Merry Christmas to you and all your family and friends.

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Yeah cool picture today. I get such a kick at for the fact that the pic changes everyday and I don't have to do nothing.
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I hope this post stays up for a while.

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Manuel the picture changed again just for you. This one is so pretty.
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Love the pic on now of New Years Fireworks.

Katlady, glad you started this post.
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Kat as soon as I came back form my cruise I had to see the Funchal picture of the day.

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I glad you guys bought the thread back up that is a great picture of the fireworks. Wonder what it will change to tomorrow.
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Kat i'm still enjoying this. ( muito obrigado)

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I love today's picture. I forgot how to say you are welcome in portuguese.
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