A trip down memory island April 23rd 2012 Please have violins handy - this blog contains nostalgia!
Once upon a time... well, in 1972 actually, my wife and I were married. We still are!
We spent our honeymoon on Madeira, that Portuguese, mid-Atlantic island 520 kms (320 miles) from the African coast and 1000 kms (620 miles) from the continent of Europe. It was a pi ... read more
Europe » Portugal » Madeira » Funchal Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil a... ... read more
I've bragged, I've blagged, but never before had I blogged - until I discovered TravelBlog!
If you dream of travelling the globe on less than five Dollars a day, be warned: I'm an experienced, mature traveller - not a backpacker. So, you won't find stories here about me thumbing my way across the Sahara, slumming it in cockroach-infested hostels, or sharing a room with giant mosquitoes. More my style are self-drive cars (or, better still, chauffeur-driven ones), first-class sleeper trains, and comfortable hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, holiday cottages, villas or apartments. Having said that, ... full info