I was so excited on my first day at Madeira that starting the holiday by lying by the pool was out of the question, so we took a cable car up towards Monte. Once we arrived, stunning views of the sea opened up to us and we found ourselves seeing beauty everywhere! There was just one 'but': we were stuck between two garden options (Monte Palace Tropical Garden or the Botanical Gardens). Eventually, we made up our mind and decided to head to the first option, since it didn't require another cable car trip. And it certainly didn't let us down; the whole park was blooming with different colours and kept surprising us with different themes!
Lippu puutarhaan maksoi sellaiset 12,5€, mikä sinänsä on aika paljon puistosisäänpääsymaksusta, mutta toi paikka oli jättimäinen! Hyvillä mielin lähdettiin puistosta etsimään perinteistä koriajelupaikkaa, että päästäis vuorelta alas keskustaan päin. Kyllä, luitte oikein: tultiin koreilla alas. Se oli (ja on varmaan vieläkin, vaikka se on vain turistikäytössä) kätevin tapa tulla alas mutkittelevia teitä, Ja ainakin se oli superhauskaa, vaikka välillä tuntui, että koko pulkka menee nurin!
The entrance cost 12,5 euros which is, let's face it, quite a lot for a simple garden. But this place was well-kept and massive!! We left the park content and went on to look for the traditional basket ride, so that we could get down this mountain in a matter or minutes. Yes, you read that right: we came down by baskets. It was (and probably continues to be, albeit only among tourists) the quickest way to come down the meandering roads. And at least it was so much fun, although I felt like the basket would topple and leave us rolling down the hill!
That's what we did on our second day! The other ones weren't as busy, to be honest... but they did include gorgeous food, great moments at the pool and some sightseeing. I'll tell about that later then guys! Hope you're all alright, hasta pronto <3