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Madeira, Portugal

Mosquitoes

  • By SilverTraveller hentervene

    1 review

  • Jun 2011
  • Husband

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The date above is incorrect as would not let me put 2001 but that is the year I am referring to.



Just thought other folk would appreciate knowing about my experience.



I suffer really really badly from any biting insect particularly mosquitoes.



We booked a walking holiday to Madeira many years ago and I did a lot of research and was told by everyone that there were no mosquitoes on Madeira.



Not being at that time a very experienced traveler I believed the advice and ended up with 150 bites and was ill for several days.



What I was really being told was there were no 'Malaria carrying' mossies and any other kind is not recorded!!! Of course back then there was not the widespread use of the internet etc.to help people.



I challenged all the people I had spoken to, after I had returned and recovered but no one took responsibility as that is how the advice is/was given.



Now I take precautions whatever advice I am given, so a salutary lesson so beware if you suffer like me – you may not be getting the correct information.



Mrs North Wondered if anyone else had suffered a similar experience?

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