Madeira

  • 1 Five spectacular New Year plans
    Magical, musical New Year in DublinNot 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 6 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...