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Day 15: Going back home

The day you leave is always a little weird, as it usually consists of waiting to be able to travel, and the travelling itself is also more waiting. We had definitely anticipated this, so we went out to our favourite… Continue Reading →

Day 14: Ponta Delgada

Today, I wasn’t feeling well and we decided to just relax and visit Ponta Delgada again. The weather was absolutely perfect for this as the humidity dropped to much more tolerable levels and the temperature decreased a little to about… Continue Reading →

Day 13: Revisiting Sete Cidades

Today is gearing up to be equally hot and humid as yesterday, but the forecast promises us the clouds will be lifting later in the day, so we hope for the best and embark on the trip West to revisit… Continue Reading →

Day 12: Touring the island

As São Miguel is right in the middle of the ocean, its weather is heavily influenced by the vast amounts of water surrounding it, and today was no difference. With a sweltering 26 degrees Celsius, heavy overcast and near 100%… Continue Reading →

Day 11: Ponta Delgada

Today we decided to visit the main city on our island, Ponta Delgada. The last time we tried to we couldn’t park our car anywhere because of Portugal Day, but since it is a weekday today (Wednesday to be precise)… Continue Reading →

Day 10: The volcano does the hard work

When we were at Furnas last time, we heard about a meal being prepared inside a hole in an area with fumaroles. And we even got to see such a meal being inserted in such a hole, and one being… Continue Reading →

Day 9: Someone got to see a whale!

Today is Monday and also the day after Portugal Day, so the island is a little more sleepy than usual. We’ve heard the festivities until late last night, so we feel a little for all the people who need to… Continue Reading →

Day 8: Nordeste

Today, we travelled all the way to the East to a little town called Nordeste. That is about 45 minutes by car, and approximately 45 kilometers. This is also the eastern most part of the island, and it looks and… Continue Reading →

Day 7: Pineapples!

We had big plans today, but they were thwarted not by the weather, but by the date. This day is the Saturday before Portugal Day, and as Sunday still is a bit sacred over here, the majority of festivities happen… Continue Reading →

Day 6: A day at the park

Yet another day of good weather, while it was forecast to be overcast all day, gave us a good reason to go to a park with three waterfalls called Parque Natural dos Caldeirões. It is conveniently located in a small… Continue Reading →

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