Portugal: Madeira’s Flower Festival

Sunflowers in Madeira

Madeira’s Flower Festival Spring is in the air in Europe and along with spring comes the glorious flower festivals. Whereas Chelsea’s annual May Flower Show is world renowned, Madeira has a Flower Festival that dazzles. Every April, the main streets of Funchal are filled with celebrations to mark this spring festival. Unlike the Chelsea Flower […]

Shopping in Portugal – Portugal Holidays

Azulejos - Painted Ceramic Tiles

Shopping in Portugal needn’t break your bank! Portugal is a country where handicraft is very much alive and here you’ll be able to buy souvenirs that are practical, rather than ones that collect dust on your mantelpiece.  Traditional craftwork such as lace, rugs, ceramics, copperware, wicker, pottery, hand-knitted clothing, ceramics and copper dishes and intricate […]