Tag Archives: Madeira

October 26

Monday 26th October 2015 | 5thingstodotoday

Today was our last day on Madeira Island so as a result most of these ‘things’ are related to this. If you have not been to Madeira then I suggest you do. It’s  hard to find a more beautiful island. Many good restaurants and many bananas! Spend your last few hours around the pool soaking […]

October 25

Take a Jeep Safari on Madeira Island 

There a few companies that offer Jeep tours on Madeira Island. We chose ‘Safari Madeira Island‘ which were excellent. A jeep has to be the best way to see Madeira. The off road scenery was simply stunning.                  

Difficult landings at Funchal Airport October 28

Watch these landings (or not) at Funchal Airport in Madeira

We have just returned from visiting Funchal in Madeira. Our flight had to be diverted to Tenerife on arriving due to severe cross winds. This You Tube video explains exactly why we did not land. This second video shows a perfect landing.  

October 24

Have a tour of Blandy’s Madeira Wine Lodge

Today we visited the Blandy Madeira wine lodge. This is situated in the centre of Funchal a short walk down from the presidential gardens. The Blandy wine company offers three tours at different prices each offering different things. We opted for the premium tour (middle) which included a tasting, explanation of vine to wine and […]

October 23

Cook your own steak at Leeno’s bar and restaurant in Funchal, Madeira

The most popular main course at this excellent restaurant in the Lido area of Funchal is ‘beef on the stone’. Your fillet steak comes raw on an incredibly hot marble slab. Served with a tasty jacket potato and three sauces you have the job of slicing and cooking your steak how you like it. The […]