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Month: January 2016

Ribeira Grande

It was a nice, warm, sunny day so we decided to head off to Ribeira Grande which is situated about 20km northeast of Ponta Delgada. Although the Azoreans love cars […]

My type of “furniture”

Are you looking for an original sofa or perhaps a couple of eco-friendly armchairs? I know a good place for you. I’m not sure about the comfort though…. Just come […]

Anona madura -what’s that?

Travelling is not just about seeing new places and meeting new people. It’s also about experiencing new tastes and aromas, checking out the latest food trends… Local markets are perfect […]

The Terra Nostra Park in Furnas

Heaven on earth exists! I saw it with my own eyes. It’s called the Terra Nostra Park in Furnas. Do you want me to tell you more about it? But […]

Gorreana Tea Plantation

Are you a tea lover like me? You live in Europe and you want to know how tea is produced. I have some good news for you. You don’t need […]

Stormy weather

This is Ponta Delgada and I took these pics yesterday afternoon. It was indeed very gray and cloudy. But this town is always charming and I find that it is […]

Port of Ponta Delgada

Perhaps I was a sailor in one of my past lives because I’ve always been fascinated by boats and ports. There’s an eternal coming and going – coming from the […]

Jardim António Borges in Ponta Delgada

While walking around the town, we came across this beautiful, inspiring park. And let me introduce you to Ficus macrophylla Desf. ex Pers.Moracea. Look at these roots! And isn’t this […]

Vila Franca do Campo

Vila Franca do Campo is situated about 50 minutes drive from Ponta Delgada. If you survive the journey (you’d better have a strong stomach when taking local buses over here) […]

Concerto de Ano Novo at Teatro Micaelense

Last night we went to see a talented young pianist at Teatro Micaelense in Ponta Delgada. Her name is Teresa da Palma Pereira ( She played Schumann and Schubert. What […]

Lagoa das Sete Cidades

If you look for the Azores Islands on the map of the world, you will only see these tiny, microscopic spots. You may not even notice them in the middle […]


While walking around the town, I came across this micro-library. What a great idea!

Pineapple production in Ponta Delgada

Azorean pineapples are special. Since the sub-tropical islands don’t benefit from hot equatorial sun, the small-crowned fruits are grown in greenhouses, which are intentionally filled with smoke to help catalyze […]