Madeira

  • 1 Five spectacular New Year plans
    Magical, musical New Year in Dublin Not satisfied with a single night of fun, the Irish capital is planning to ring in the New Year with the NYE Festival, a three-day extravaganza of music and entertainment....

  • 2 Europe's spectacular natural heritage
    Dramatic mountains – the vast Durmitor massif in the eponymous national park in northwestern Montenegro, the volcanic mass of Mount Teide, and the dramatic Dolomites in the Italian Alps where green...

  • 3 Columbus sails into Madeira
    Columbus has close links with the archipelago of Madeira and, in particular, with the island of Porto Santo. Not only was this the land where he was a sugar trader, but more importantly, he married the...

  • 4 Carnival around the world
    There's no doubt the Venice carnival is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Whether you're actually lucky enough to wear one of the vintage costumes and enigmatic masks of what is one of the most traditional of...

  • 5 Europe gets ready to greet 2011
    Forget the world recession and other worries. The night of December 31st is a time to dream; it's a time to focus on the positive and the world of possibilities ahead. Above all, it's a time to join with...

  • 6 Destinations to see in the New Year in style
    Skiing in the French Pyrenees What better way to welcome in the New Year than with a few days of skiing, snowboarding and all kinds of other winter sports at Piau Engaly on the north face of the French...

  • 7 Madeira: neither too hot, nor too cold
    When the leste blows - the wind that comes from the Sahara - the thermometer may rise to about 33ºC. But that does not happen often and, on this little Portuguese island, situated far out in the wide...



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