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My trip to the Azores

My trip to the Azores

Traveling around the world, you finally get to the point where all you feel like doing is lying in the sand for a moment and basking in the beauty of inactivity. No cultural trips, no globetrotting, nothing but a few days away from reality. So today I’m going to tell you about my trip to the Azores.

Firstly, in case you didn’t know, the Azores are a group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, belonging to Portugal. They’re not that far from the USA either: just some 4000 km off the Eastern Coast, so the tourists here are a happy mixture from all around Europe and America.

Anyway, it was still morning and just as my plane landed, I met the driver from Ponta Delgada Taxi and in just a quarter of an hour or so, I arrived at my hotel in town. It was July, so the weather was just warm and sunny enough and I remember just taking in a breath of fresh Ocean air. I opened the window and saw the beautiful landscape that unfolded before my very eyes. I know it sounds cliche, but seeing the ocean meet the sky-line, but also the gentle slopes covered in soft grass made me give a happy sigh just before plunging in bed for a nap.

I went out to explore the city of Ponta Delgada in the afternoon, after the nap and the snack. I recommend the promenade by the harbor, which is where I took a walk down the Avenida Infante Dom Henrique. I passed the fort, passed the Military Museum – which I visited later on – and marveled at the beautiful construction of the Convento e Capela de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca.

Just before heading back to the hotel for the day, I stopped by a terrace on the esplanade and enjoyed a fresh cocktail thinking: “This is the life!”

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