Madeira travel tips
Independent travel tips for the professional at Leisure
Janet and I have been vacationing on the island of Madeira, an
equatorial island off of the west coast of Africa, a tropical paradise where the
mountains thrust thousands of feet into the sky:
It's the first time I have ever seen wild Poinsettias:
Dining in Madeira
Their seafood might make some Americans squeamish, since when
you eat seafood in Madeira, you get it “on the hoof”, as I learned when I
Fresh Sardines in Madeira
You can get scabbard fish in many of the local restaurants, and I made sure to get ours sans head, filleted and battered. Below, the serve it Madeira style, with bananas, a major Madeira export:
Scabbardfish served-up Madeira style
Scabbardfish is a flakey white fish, pre-tenderized from the
decompression (not firm flesh) and mild in flavor, not unlike halibut.
Madeira has great seafood, and read my notes on
eating Madeira deep ocean Espada fish
Culture and the people of Madeira
I was passing a building and I noticed something unusual, a
dog walking on a rooftop! I whipped out my camera but I almost missed
him, but I did get a good view of the south end of a north bound roof dog:
But when I zoomed back on
my camera I noticed a strange saying painted on the roof, saying:
até a barraca abana
Does this have
something to do with Barrack Obama?
Now you must admit that Barraca
Abana sounds a lot like Barrack Obama, and I wondered if they are related!
I Asked a local and they said that the saying is a “joke” and Barraca Abana
has nothing to do with president Barrack Obama. Rather, it means “shaky shack”,
something to do with a commentary of today’s tough economic times!
Anyway, it’s sunny and warm, and we love it here, definitely coming back to
paint some of these gorgeous landscapes:
Photos to classify