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    • Anyone time free tomorrow (tuesday afternoon/evening) in Lisbon?

      Lisbon Dec 15, 2014 at 7:07 AM

      Hi, I'm visiting Lisbon tomorrow, is there anyone who wants to show me around a bit? Not looking for a touristic tour or anything, just to visit some nice places and nice people and have a bite and some drinks :)

      I have a car available and will stay in the Lost Inn Hostel. I'm very passionate about cooking and restaurants so if you feel like going out for a nice dinner I would totally be up for that. I can't afford to pay for everything but a couple of drinks will definitely be on me! I'll be there around 17:00/18:00 local time :)

      About myself: 28, Netherlands, working man, visiting a friend near Faro for a couple of days.

      Let me know if you feel like it!

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    • Liquor tasting near Arcos do Cachorro

      Ilha do Pico Dec 5, 2014 at 4:23 PM

      I went to a liquor tasting near the Arcos do Cachorro where there were very sweet/strong samples of locally made liquor. I forget the name of the place, wondering if anyone could help?

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    • Restaurant suggestions in/near Ponta Delgado?

      Ponta Delgada Dec 18, 2014 at 7:16 AM

      Do you know the name of the restaurant? Where it's located? We are staying 6 nights in Ponta Delgada and doing the usual tours to Fire Lake, Sete Cidades and Furnas....all with a local tour guide. We hope to visit the tea plantation, as well. We are staying at an apartment hotel on the waterfront near the Marina Atlantico....(Solmar Alojamentos) and would love to know which restaurants we might try when we are eating near the hotel or in the old part of town. Any ideas?

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    • Place to Store Luggage ?

      Aveiro Dec 10, 2014 at 1:44 PM

      Hi All...I would be Travelling to Portugal Post christmas and would like to know if there is any option to keep luggage in Aveiro for half day so that i can head back to Lisbon. Its bit to explore the city along with the bags.

      Any help is much appreciated.

      ManyThanks,
      Sadha

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    • Taxis outside the railwat station in Vila Real San Antonio.

      Vila Real de Santo António Dec 8, 2014 at 3:30 PM

      I will be arriving at VRSA Railway station next Monday afternoon and will need a taxi to Hotel Apolo.
      Do taxis wait outside the station when the trains from Faro arrive?

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    • Intercontinental Hotel; Rossio Garden Hotel

      Lisbon Nov 21, 2014 at 5:35 PM

      Is either of the above hotels anywhere near the Altis Grand? I think the first one was recently renamed the Intercontinental but I don't know what it was called before that.

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    • Traveling alone

      Lisbon Dec 10, 2014 at 3:33 PM

      I am a black female looking to travel to Lisbon alone. Would you say it is safe for me to do so??

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    • Salamanca to Porto

      Portugal Dec 15, 2014 at 9:09 AM

      I've been researching the train and bus options to get from Salamanca to Porto. It seems that the train requires a transfer and the bus (ALSA) only has one departure a day. Any other options to get from one city to the other?
      Thank you.

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    • Information required for this city

      Lisbon Dec 4, 2014 at 9:11 AM

      I last visited Lisbon over 30 years ago so it would have changed dramatically.
      1. I would like to get from the airport to a hotel in Lisbon city centre by train or bus. Which one do you recommend and what are the costs?
      2. I am looking for a decent three star hotel, comfortable but as we will be out and about all the time a clean hotel for sleeping. Can you recommend a reasonably priced one that enable my wife and I to get around.
      3. I have heard that the areas across the Tagus are dirty and rundown as well as the ferries. Is this the case or not? I remember going across the river and eating at some very nice restaurants. Is it recommended to visit this area or not?
      4. I am taking the overnight train from Lisbon to Madrid. How far is the main train station from the city centre?
      5. When is the best time to book this train and what are the costs of tickets? We will be visiting Lisbon inlate September 2015.

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    • Children of the wheel

      Câmara de Lobos Oct 14, 2014 at 10:04 AM

      I have been told that many years ago (1800s), unwanted children were left at the hospital/convents in Camara de Lobos and often got the last name of 'de Camara'. How can I verify this? I have several people in my lineage from Camara de Lobos, Madeira with this last name who also have 1 parent or none listed on their baptism certificates.
      thanks

      3 Answers Nov 9, 2014 at 5:12 AM
    • Taboggan run

      Funchal Sep 4, 2014 at 8:41 AM

      Does anyone know the name of the street where the taboggan run finishes please

      4 Answers Sep 10, 2014 at 10:52 AM
    • tipping in madeira

      Madeira Island Jul 24, 2014 at 2:05 AM

      What is the norm for tipping in madeira? Taxis, waiters etc

      5 Answers Jul 25, 2014 at 1:19 AM
    • How to Pronounce It!

      Funchal Jul 23, 2014 at 5:45 AM

      Basic question, please: How is "Funchal" pronounced by its residents? Is it more like "fun" or "foon"?

      2 Answers Jul 23, 2014 at 8:27 AM
    • Walks with small children

      Funchal Jul 2, 2014 at 1:31 AM

      Hello !
      We are a couple with a 1 year old + 4 years old children.
      Will it possible to have nice walks (levadas or others) around Funchal with them (the smaller on my husband's back in an ergobaby carrier) ?
      Many thanks for your answer :)
      Elsa

      3 Answers Jul 2, 2014 at 12:21 PM
    • Traveling to Madeira

      Madeira Island May 26, 2014 at 9:37 AM

      Hi;
      I need some tips on which Island in Madeira has the best of everything and also the weather in Oct.
      Thanks

      2 Answers May 27, 2014 at 2:41 AM
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      Funchal holidays in May 2014

      Madeira Island May 7, 2014 at 10:56 AM

      Hi, everyone! I'm planning to go to Madeira Funchal on the 19th of May. I'm going on my own so would like to know if anyone else is about to relax on that beautiful island in May to find friends to spend time with? And in which hotel are u about to stay, please? :)

    • Day Trips from Funchal

      Madeira Island Apr 3, 2014 at 7:49 AM

      Hi I'm staying in Funchal and would like to know where is the best part of the Island to visit ie North, South, East or West Thanks

      8 Answers Apr 5, 2014 at 3:08 AM
    • Car or scooter?

      Madeira Island Mar 18, 2014 at 10:42 AM

      Hi me and my partner have hired a scooter or a car most times we go abroad. We are travelling to Madeira in August and wondered which you recommend? We like the ease of parking a scooter. I realise it's a very hilly place however!

      Your advice would be appreciated.

      Many thanks

      Louise

      4 Answers Mar 19, 2014 at 10:07 AM
    • Hotel restaurant meal prices

      Madeira Island Feb 6, 2014 at 9:56 AM

      Prices of meals in all the restaurants in the Pestana hotels, please.

      It has been suggested we should consider these hotels for when we go to Madeira but I have not been able to access this information on the internet. Is there a good site for this?

      3 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 12:57 AM
    • Travelling around by bus

      Madeira Island Dec 10, 2013 at 1:53 PM

      Hi - I'm coming to beautiful Madeira end of this month and staying in Jardim do Mar. I've found out there are buses from there to Calheta - are there many buses from Calheta to take to visit other parts of the island?

      Apart from a couple of organised trips - I'm planning just to relax and see where I end up!

      Any bus advice would be great. Thanks :)

      4 Answers Dec 11, 2013 at 1:39 AM
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      Knitting yarn

      Madeira Island Dec 10, 2013 at 3:53 AM

      Here on holiday, and forgotten to bring my knitting! Where can I buy wool yarn and a set of needles?!!!!

      2 Answers Dec 11, 2013 at 4:07 AM
    • Admission/phone number for Torre de Belem, Mindelo

      São Vicente Dec 4, 2013 at 7:41 PM

      Wondering if anyone knows how much it costs to tour Torre de Belem, what the hours are, phone number, etc.

      3 Answers Dec 5, 2013 at 9:47 AM
    • Esther from israel

      Madeira Island Nov 18, 2013 at 8:47 AM

      Hallo I am from Tel Aviv.I would like to know where about to stay its our first time in Madeira? How is the weather in December?
      thanks
      Esther Levin

      5 Answers Nov 19, 2013 at 3:35 AM
    • restaurants new years eve

      Funchal Nov 1, 2013 at 9:14 AM

      We are visiting Funchal over the Christmas period arriving on 27th Dec. Is it necessary to book a restaurant for New Years Eve in advance? Can anyone recommend any?

      3 Answers Nov 2, 2013 at 9:24 AM
    • Where to buy hiking shoes?

      Funchal Oct 26, 2013 at 10:37 AM

      Hallo,
      My hiking shoes are broken.
      Where can I buy hiking shoes close to Santana or Funchal?

      Thanks
      Wolfgang

    • Weather in late October / early November

      Madeira Island Sep 30, 2013 at 2:54 PM

      Hi, we are thinking of going to Madeira later next month / beginning of November -please could someone advise us on the weather situation around then? We've read that the rainfall in November increases, but by how much? Also we will taking our three year old so if anyone has any recommendations of a good family friendly hotel we would be grateful for any information.

      Thank you

      Claire

      5 Answers Nov 18, 2013 at 8:51 AM
    • Steam locomotive in Funchal

      Madeira Island Sep 28, 2013 at 3:06 AM

      In about 1980 I was in Funchal. Not far from the port, I came across a huge old steam locomotive, painted and polished, standing on a section of rail in a garden. I have not been able to find a trace of this locomotive since. Did I dream it ? Help. Keith Woods, London.

      2 Answers Oct 7, 2013 at 5:15 AM
    • Cristo Rei at Paul do Serra

      Madeira Island Sep 10, 2013 at 2:11 PM

      What is the history of the Cristo Rei statue and the other monuments at Paul do Serra?
      Why is there a small statue of the loaves and fishes.

      Thank you
      Bridget Lowery

      4 Answers Sep 10, 2013 at 7:56 PM
    • permission to visit Salvagem grande

      Região Autónoma da Madeira Sep 3, 2013 at 3:29 AM

      Dear sir,
      Could you give me the contact details to visit the salvagems grande by private yacht, leaving from Lanzaroti.
      best regards
      chris painting

      1 Answer Sep 3, 2013 at 5:11 AM
    • music with some dancing for the over 40's

      Funchal Sep 2, 2013 at 6:28 AM

      I am visiting Madeira with my partner in October for 2 weeks and we are looking for somewhere to go with live music where you can dance as well if you would like. We are in our 40's

    • Buses schedule and routes

      Madeira Island Aug 28, 2013 at 5:16 AM

      Hello,

      Can you please help me consulting on the buses routes and schedules (or maybe taxi fares) on Madeira? I will be travelling to the island in September. I am travelling with my fiancee on a romantic trip and we would like to visit a few gorgeous places.

      These are the Jesus Christ statue, the Cabo Girao cliff, the Ponta do Pargo lighthouse and a ride on the Cable car with visiting the Tropcial garden. Our driving experience is less than 1 year, so we are unable to rent a car.

      Could you please help me and explain how can we get from our hotel to the desirable places? We have booked Vidamar Resorts hotel on Estrada Monumental.

      First we would like to go to see the Jesus Christ statue, then get to the Cable Car and see the famous Garden there. After that we would love to visit one of the europe's highest cliff - Cabo Girao. And last but not least, we want to see the Ponta do Pargo lighthouse, have a meal there and then return to the hotel on Estrada Monumental in Funchal.

      I appreciate your help!

      4 Answers Aug 28, 2013 at 2:38 PM
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      Porto Santa Maria Hotel

      Funchal Aug 14, 2013 at 9:15 AM

      Can anyone give me an update on the works in front of this hotel please?
      There are conflicting reports on the disruption caused.
      We are staying at this hotel on 9th September this year.
      Thank you in advance
      Steve

    • Query about the four views hotel in Funchal

      Madeira Island Aug 10, 2013 at 5:45 AM

      Hi

      Myself and a friend were thinking of booking a holiday at your hotel through Thomsons Travel Agent on the 3rd March 2014.

      On the reviews it quotes that your hotel will be closed due to refurbishment.

      Please can you tell me if this is the case because all the travel agents are not telling customers.

      Can you also recommend any other hotel which is suitable for senior citizens.

      2 Answers Aug 10, 2013 at 3:31 PM
    • Dangerous landing?

      Madeira Island Aug 7, 2013 at 7:56 AM

      I am scared of flying and Madeira is known for its dangerous airport.
      Have you ever experienced a difficult landing in August? Should I be worried? My parents are also scared, they suggested I should cancel the trip. :((

      20 Answers Aug 8, 2013 at 8:44 AM
    • about heating

      Funchal Jul 31, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      If we need to heat the apartment in winter

      2 Answers Jul 31, 2013 at 3:12 PM
    • One day visit

      Funchal Jul 8, 2013 at 8:20 PM

      As I only have one day here, is there a small train or tourist bus that goes around the city to see the highlights. Any other suggestions would be welcome. Thanks Lois

      3 Answers Jul 9, 2013 at 2:29 PM
    • Transport from airport to hotel

      Porto Santo Island Jun 11, 2013 at 4:20 AM

      We are a family of 5 arriving independently at Poarot Santo the airport 3rd July and are interested to know the travel options for getting to pestana hotel and the prices Is there a bus or coach option?

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      Pico do Areeiro

      Madeira Island Jun 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM

      Hi All :)

      I am going to visit Madeira soon and unfortunately I can not rent a car.
      Is it possible to get to Pico do Areeiro from Funchal by bus? If not maybe there is a bus stop nearby?

      Best regards
      Paulina

      10 Answers Jun 8, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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      Hotel Porto Santa Maria

      Funchal May 23, 2013 at 8:08 AM

      We are traveling to Funchal in September and staying at the Porto Santa Maria. I have heard mixed reports on the work been carried out on the sea front. Can any VT living there give me an update? Many thanks, Steve

      16 Answers Oct 15, 2013 at 4:55 AM