We returned last month from a driving trip in Portugal and Madeira. Following three nights in Lisbon we visited the small towns of Sesimbra, Setubal, Obidos and Nazare, then flew to Madeira to drive and explore, our favorite way of traveling. Last July a letter appeared in your column recommending a map and bookstore in Los Angeles. We took the writer's advice and visited the store before the trip, probably one of the smartest things we've done. Even with jet lag we were able to easily find our hotel in Lisbon, and had no trouble finding the small fishing villages, lovely experiences made even more so by being well-prepared.
We would like to recommend this very helpful store again: Maps Etc., 21919 Sherman Way, Canoga Park 91303, phone (818) 347-9171.
MR. and MRS. S. BELLMORE