Festival of flowers, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

One of the biggest attractions of Funchal, both for tourists and residents themselves in the spring, is the festival of flowers, because flowers are at their best. Floats parade through downtown streets and perfuming the people attending to the event. It also has different troops participating in the parade to present their proposals accompanied by dances and they compose a new choreography each year. The beauty of flowers, the colorful costumes and the joy that the event represents, is a good reason to attend, it is an exuberant celebration and it’s good to know. Throughout the College is the so-called “Wall of Hope”, it is a wall where children place their flowers to build a giant wall of flowers that symbolizes the hope for a better world. You will find the streets with beautiful carpets made with flowers and the best decoration receives a prize. The party also has traditional music groups and classical music. Other performances take place and there’s a different exposure of flowers every year.

Tips

If you decide to visit Madeira at this time, you can take advantage of the offers that some hotels do when the party takes place and rent a car or motorbike to visit other places on the island.

During these days of the event, the streets are very colorful and beautiful to take pictures of the city.

From  May, 2nd to 19th 2019.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

The Victoria and Albert Museum (“V & A”), is a large museum of arts and sciences in the heart of London’s South Kensington in a place known as Albertopolis. It was created in 1851 as the South Kensington Museum. It was built on land acquired through profits had during the 1851 World Fair, designed to resemble several museums and educational institutions aimed at converging education, industry, science and art, mainly dedicated to industrial goods and crafts. In 1880, the collection of the India Office was incorporated into the museum. The decorative arts are the specialization of the museum collection with a wide variety of objects from different periods. Also included in the crystal, pottery, high fashion dresses and accessories, furniture, tapestries, silverware, toys, statues, etc .; with approximately 4.5 million objects.

Tips

It is open daily and admission to the Museum is free but sometimes there are exhibitions that require paid access.
You can get there by public transport to Earl’s Court Station with the subway and then you have a regular bus with a frequency of 3 minutes that leaves you at the door or you can also make a walk of 20 minutes.
If you plan to spend the day at the museum, you have two cafeterias, one inside and the other in the garden (closed in December and January) where you can have a hot or cold complete meal or just a drink and a snack.
You can bring your camera and make pictures almost throughout all the museum except for temporary exhibitions.

 

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Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe, Cancun, Mexico

Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe is a resort of 311 luxury rooms and 33 villas. The site is not very big like other complexes and that’s exactly what makes it charming. There are 4 restaurants, a wellness center, spa, two swimming-pools and a beautiful view of the sea and the beach which is very beautiful. They have an all inclusive package with unlimited meals and drinks, room service available 24 /24 hours, a mini bar in the room, snacks and drinks for children, wi-fi throughout the site and several activities for the whole family. The rooms are quite spacious and the villas have a private pool. There is entertainment in the evening in the restaurants but in general the site is quiet enough and not noisy to relax on vacation.

Tips

If you wish, there is a service to buy tours in the area, available on site even as the possibility of renting a car.

If you want to dance, there is no disco in the hotel but you can walk for ten minutes and you will find some.

There is a little seashell on entering the sea so plan for water shoes.