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 (http://www.teresapalma.com) 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 […]

Aliens at the market….

I have discovered some “new” fruit and vegetables today. You would think that they come from another planet. Chayote, annona, monstera fruit… But I haven’t tried them yet. Should I? […]

Living in the middle of the ocean

Everyone is asking me – so, what is it like? And where is that Ponta Delgada? Is it in Spain? No, it’s not in Spain. It’s in Portugal. Well, actually, […]

Ponta Delgada in the Azores

Welcome! I’ve set up this blog to share my adventures as a digital nomad. I hope you’ll be informed, inspired and entertained.