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?
In our last few days in the Dead Sea, we heard about these local hot springs which were meant to have incredible therapeutic powers. So on our second to last day, we got in the car and went to explore. After a long, steep drive up a winding road into the mountains, we came upon the sign … Continue reading Ma’in Springs, Jordan
It was while travelling in South America in 2009, that RBJ and I discovered our love for the hot waters of this world. I dug out some photos of the first hot spring we ever visited; Las Aguas Termales de Laguna Salada in Bolivia at 4800m above sea level, and fell in love all over again: springs = … Continue reading It all began at 4800m…
For our anniversary two years ago, RBJ surprised me with a weekend trip to Iceland - the land of Fire and Ice. We had such an amazing time visiting the Blue Lagoon, hunting for Northern lights and seeing the dramatic volcanic landscape, that when my sister suggested a group of us go to Reykjavik for … Continue reading The Blue Lagoon, Iceland