What stood out in lasts weeks activities was by far the beginning of the Carnival. Though I did not go to Funchal on Friday and participate in the transvestite night. I did go and watch the parade on Saturday. The Carnival parade is by far the most impressive parade I have ever seen. You can only imagine how much work goes in to each and everyones costume. How well the dance is coordinated and all the enjoyment surrounding the parade. But the best part was actually knowing a couple of the dancers and cheer for them on the side line. I’m looking forward to see what the rest of this long Carnival will entail. Exciting times to be at Madeira!