Madeira, Portugal – Out of all the stops I made while in Portugal, Madeira was the one I was surprised by the most. I knew it was an island, but had no idea how much it would feel more like a tropical island somewhere in the Caribbean than southern Europe. Its capital Funchal is quite cosmopolitan for island standards yet take a drive about 30 minutes to the north and you will find yourself in the middle of a UNESCO-protected laurel forest.
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A scene from later in the book after Jelina and Ainnileas are caught by the Moldovans (Kiera Knightly and Orlando Bloom as Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest)
Anguilla, where "the island's untouched beauty is only surpassed" by that of the "world-class resorts." "Lively inhabitants," warm "island weather" and "simply stunning beaches".Anguilla "one of the last hidden paradises.