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 today. We planned to go to the main city on our island which also is the place where the airportContinue reading
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 canyon just off the main highway in the northeast of the island adjacent to the river Caldeirões. Who would’ve guessed!Continue reading
With another day of great weather, we decided to go see the other big volcano (crater) at Cete Cidades in the Western part of the island. As this is a cold crater, you first have to drive into it, which means there are plenty of opportunities for viewpoints, and we visited them all. As the clouds were really high today,Continue reading
Instead of the promised good weather we were greeted today with what can only be described as torrential downpour, so we had to run to breakfast again. That’s a nice start to our day! We wanted to go to Furnas to see the islands volcanos activity, but that will need to wait for this weather to clear a bit. AndContinue reading
The Azores are the only place in Europe where tea can be grown, and today we went to see the only current plantation called Plantações de Chá Gorreana. They have a large number of plants where they grow four types of tea, including Green tea and Orange Pekoe. They are in business since 1883, and are still going strong. WeContinue reading
We actually were forced to relax today, as it started raining during the night after being really overcast yesterday, and we were forced to run to our breakfast buffet to avoid getting all soaked. Breakfast is served here between 8 and 10:30, but everyone seems to start early this morning, so it was packed. A lot of old people downContinue reading
This year is going to be different as we are not just the two of us anymore, but we are travelling as a family now. This means packing is quite interesting as you need more stuff than you might think at first. We did prepare for this however, so packing on our travel day could be kept to a minimumContinue reading
With yet another Christmas rolling around, the Lego-season was on! With a nice lineup (but not as nice as last year!), these are the sets I’ve acquired this year: 42060-1: Roadwork Crew 42064-1: Ocean Explorer 42068-1: Airport Rescue Vehicle 42070-1: 6×6 All Terrain Tow TruckContinue reading
As security becomes an increasingly important matter, I’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon and only serve this site through HTTPS! The encryption is done with a certificate from Let’s Encrypt, and I’m forcing all requests to this site to HTTPS, thus making the internet a little bit more secure.
A new Christmas, which also means new Lego! This year, a whole lot of great sets were released, so I delved deep into my pockets and found just enough to dash out waving bills to buy myself three of them.