Thinking of heading there soon. I'll only be there for 2-3 days. Heard about whale watching and hiking tours. Which island do you recommend?
Fuck all the Portuguese women you can. Try some sumol and vodka.
That's where my great parents are from. I really want to visit and buy some land. I read that the weather changes rapidly during the day, it's green and beautiful and volcanic. Also heard that it's expensive to fly there from the mainland.
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Tony Bourdain did an episode where he goes to 3 of the islands. Beautiful place and I believe closest european islands to the new world.
I spent a week or two there about 25 years ago, mostly on the island of Faial.
It wasn't really a holiday as I was crewing on a sailing ship that stopped over for repairs, supplies, etc.
Faial was gorgeous, to be honest. It has a huge volcano (extinct) in the center. I hiked up there and spent the night on a narrow ledge inside the crater. In retrospect, it was a stupid thing to do, but I was young and thought I was immortal.
My friends crossed the channel and hiked up an even bigger volcano on the island of Pico.
The people on Faial were really friendly. Very warm and well-mannered.
The harbor town, Horta, is a popular stop-over point for trans-Atlantic sailors, so in summer there are usually a lot of foreigners in the town, all eager for company after weeks at sea. Lively place.
The bigger islands have bigger cities on them -- but I didn't spend a lot of time there. I did spend a few days in Angra do Heroismo, which I remember as a picturesque, rather sleepy, old-fashioned city.
They had a kind of "running of the bulls" holiday in Angra while I was there, and a friend of mine got a treasured souvenir -- a shirt with two holes in it, where a bull tried to kill him and the horns passed through his shirt on both sides, under his arms. He got tossed, but wasn't hurt. I remember having to jump up into the back of a parked pickup truck to avoid the bulls, and one of them put his horns right through the metal side of the truck. Madness, really.
Hmm... other memories. Green wine! They had some kind of green wine in the Azores that was really tasty and dirt cheap. We drank a lot of that stuff.
Man, I haven't thought about this in a long time.
I would love to go there , my family is from Sao Miguel
I used to sleep with a girl who's parents were from the Azores.
Absolute animal in the sack. I thought my head was gonna implode when she was sucking my dick.
Reenz - That's where my great parents are from. I really want to visit and buy some land. I read that the weather changes rapidly during the day, it's green and beautiful and volcanic. Also heard that it's expensive to fly there from the mainland.It's actually pretty cheap! Probably under $200 usd
Rode by there a few times.
Slash -Wow! That's awesome! Thanks for that! I never priced it out but just read about it. My family's from Sao Miguel. That would be like going back to the motherland.Reenz - That's where my great parents are from. I really want to visit and buy some land. I read that the weather changes rapidly during the day, it's green and beautiful and volcanic. Also heard that it's expensive to fly there from the mainland.It's actually pretty cheap! Probably under $200 usd
Planning on spending a few days there this coming fall. Mostly hiking and eating seafood. I hear there's some great beaches, but it will likely be too cold for that when I'm there.
plenty of ass, plenty of whores, i would guess
My grandmother was born here but both her parents were born on Sao Miguel. I'm trying to do genealogy but the language barrier is killing me. My dad called his uncle "Uncle Joe", but the only name I'm finding is Joao and I cant be sure thats him.
I did the DNA ancestry.com test and it says Im majority Portugese so it would be cool if I could figure it out.
I was there, but only for four or five hours.
My opinion was it looked like a really cute little European town somehow stuck in Hawaii's landscape. Little cafes with dudes smoking outside and massive volcanic mountains all around. So, the terrain is awesome. The town looked really chill, except for the fact they were having a road rally race going through it that day, which didn't really seem to phase anybody.
I thought it was beautiful and wished I could've stayed for a day or two, but no longer than that.