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Madeira – Mercado Dos Lavradores

The Mercado Dos Lavradores, the “worker’s market”, is one of the must-see-locations in Funchal. It is located in the historical center and it is open every day. It is recommended to go there on Friday because on that day the largest range of products is offered. You might say “there are markets in other countries, too”, and you are right. But nonetheless I was very impressed by the variety of vegetables and especially tropical fruits that are offered at this market and that are all grown in Madeira. Some of these fruits I have never seen in my entire life, leave alone their names. Because of its pleasing climate it is possible to grow almost everything in Madeira, from Mango to Banana and from cherries to chestnuts. I even saw some date palms! Just one good advice if you are visiting this market and want to buy some fruits: Compare the prices! The fruits are offered on the first floor and as soon as you enter that area, the salesmen and saleswomen will attack you …

Madeira – Funchal Botanical Garden

Two weeks ago, my boyfriend and I traveled to Madeira. I wanted to visit this island for a very long time, honestly, since I watched the “Sissi”-trilogy starring Romy Schneider when I was a little child. In that movie, she has to recover from a bad lung disease and therefore has to stay in better climate conditions. Best place for that: Madeira! With its position in the Atlantic Ocean a bit south of the Canary Islands, the temperatures vary just slightly during the year and make it a perfect travel destination even in the winter. For me, one of the things on top of my “I’m not going home without visiting that”-list was the Botanical Garden of Funchal. I am a HUGE fan of plants. I tend to annoy the people around me because of my urgent need to take photographs of every interesting plant I see, to find out the correct Latin name AND to collect seeds in order to grow them at home…you should see my windowsill! Therefore this post is packed with …