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Library : Itineraries : Levada Walking
The start of the great levada walking odyssey! - Jun 16, 2008 - 4:52:43 PM
"falcons wafting in the sky and squawking at each other, a miscellany of small different types of birds twittering and warbling in fabulous profusion around me, small lizards scampering out of my way - darting across the levada water with such speed that it tingled the optic nerves, the rustle of quail and the scratching of other small fry in the bushes where hundreds and hundreds of butterflies fluttered along in dappled shade off age old trees, and so on, and so on. All that was missing was a fairy or an elf to transform it into the enchanting...". 

An interesting, sometimes romantic, and amusing article describing one traveler's first serious levada walk. Highly recommended reading.
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A Passion for Colour - Jun 7, 2008 - 2:33:05 PM
A Passion for Colour. A Passion for Art. A look at the a collection of paintings in 1999 by the Madeiran Artist Joćo Carlos Abreu.
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Discovery Of The Canary Islands And The African Coast - Jun 7, 2008 - 11:13:10 AM
Although not a submission entirely about the island of Madeira this article is a valuable insight into the history of the discovery and the colonization of the islands off the African coast
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Madeira is rough-hewn, European version of Bermuda - Jun 3, 2008 - 10:17:18 AM
Although it sounds like the stuff of too many umbrella drinks, there really is a sub-tropical island with its very own toboggan run. Read more about this intriguing island.
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A lovely island off the coast of North Africa, it's Madeira, M'Dear - Jun 3, 2008 - 10:07:45 AM
After a rocky start, a visitor finds plenty to like about this quirky Portuguese territory, which lies closer to Morocco than to Europe.
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