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Monday, July 26, 2010

Madeira, Funchal, 24 July 2010

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Went by bus 113 to the capital, Funchal and wandered round the city .

Palacio de Sao Lourenco, housing the Military Commander's residence. From time to time there is a changing of the guard.

We visited the colourful Lavradores indoor fish, meat fruit & vegetable market.

There we fell victim to the the hard-sell Maracuja (Passion Fruit) vendors who pressed one to sample a small amount of each variety of maracuja fruit - only after we came to pay for the fruit did we realise they were charging 19 euro /kilogram !

Had a very good but inexpensive lunch at the stylish RISO restaurant perched on the cliff by the fort in the old town.

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