They say in the Azores that you can experience every season in one day. So you can imagine our surprise (and smugness) when every day for the first five days we woke up to blue skies and sunshine. However finally on day six our luck ended and we experienced the true Azorean weather - of … Continue reading Ponta da Ferraria, Azores
There are two main springs to visit in Furnas: the large pool at Terra Nostra Gardens and the individual pools at Dona Beija. Naturally we visited both (!!), with my favourite being the pools at Dona Beija. I've reviewed both below so you can decide for yourself which to visit if you don't have time … Continue reading Furnas Hot Springs, Azores
Everywhere in the world has what I call its "postcard picture": for France it's the Eiffel Tower, for Peru its Macchu Piccu, for London its Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Well for the Azores it's Sete Cidades, the famous blue and green lakes on the west side of Sao Miguel: We visited Sete … Continue reading The Fire Lake, Sao Miguel
When I told my friends and family that we were going to the Azores on holiday this year, generally I was met with a puzzled "where's that?" Which isn't surprising considering the Azores still don't seem to be a very popular holiday destination for people in the U.K, probably because of a lack of direct … Continue reading Where are the Azores?
Hot springs a plenty, amazing dive sites, incredible seafood, some of the most beautiful volcanic scenery, its own vineyard... my list of why I love the Azores just goes on and on. Then when we thought it couldn't get any better, we discovered that whilst we were there, the island of Sao Miguel was hosting … Continue reading Red Bull Cliff Diving, Azores