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Door Art Funchal

Sometimes you don’t even have to open a door to go inside. In Funchal—the capital city of Madeira—I penetrated the mind of the Portuguese painter by examining Door Art Funchal. Walking down an alley in Old Town (Zona Velha),…

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Free Berlin Street Art Walking Tour

Berlin street art is mind-blowing, and admission is free to the open-air street galleries located in East Berlin. Maximize your investment through a guided tour. I did this last June since I only had one day to sightsee in…

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Santo Amaro Festival – Portugal

Santo Amaro is a Portuguese holiday celebrated in Santa Cruz on the island of Madeira. This lush green island is located 330 miles from the coast of Lisbon. Even during the winter months, dense foliage grows on the craggy…

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Cats of Portugal

As anyone who reads my blog knows, I am always in search of felines during my travels. I was quite concerned that I wouldn’t see any cats (gatos) in Portugal as the country doesn’t seem to be known for…

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Tramping in Portugal’s Island of Madeira

Tramping (British lingo for hiking) in Portugal’s island of Madeira is better than fish and chips, tea and scones, and cornish pasty. For the adventure-minded traveler, you can expect to get your pounds worth. Madeira translated in Portuguese means…