"Welcome to Madeira" Madeira Island by Travelchili
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Often we dream about seeing architectual wonders -- they might be Egyptean pyramids, Taj Mahal, famous skyskrapers, or Big Ben, but we may as well find a lot of pleasure in small things. I discovered this beautifil butterfly on a quiet road in Funchal, Madeira, and followed its path for as long as it allowed me to do so. It was quite remarkable and I am glad that I was able to obtain a picture of this beautiful, little creature. Hope you find beauty in little things, too!
Madeira is, above all, a land of beautiful nature. This small island is only 54km long and 23km wide, yet you can find there 22 micro-climates and mountain peaks close to 2000m.
The views of the ocean are simply breathtaking. Just imagine that besides a few tiny islands close to Madeira, the nearest land is Morocco, which is 600km away. And the Portuguese mainland lies about 1000km from Madeira.
- Pros:Beautiful nature -- high mountains, ocean, rich plant life
- Cons:Can be touristy if you don't escape the Funchal's hotel district
- In a nutshell:A great holiday destinations for those who love the sun, hiking, beautiful nature, water..
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