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Largo do Chafariz, 9000-080 Funchal, Portugal
While traveling to Portugal, I decided to plan about five days on Madeira Island. Madeira has been called "The Pearl of the Atlantic" because of its lush beauty. When we arrived, I could see just why this little bit of heaven was given that title....
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Funchal, Portugal
Appearing for the first time in the mid-1800s as a means of transport to downtown Funchal, the wicker sleds are still in action today and are a fun and fast way to travel down the mountain and experience a bit of local history at the same time.