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The Dirty Secret of The Azores Cruise Industry

The recent tourism boom in the Azores; a Portuguese archipelago in the mid-Atlantic has seen the once-thriving agriculture sector fall into decline, as more service-based jobs takeover this small island archipelago. Historically a new topic of discussion in the Azores, is the...
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Handmade and Gourmet Products from the Azores

Are you looking for handmade and gourmet products from the Azores Islands? Here, on these nine magical islands you can find a wide variety of local products. Certon Kisters lives on the island of Flores in the Azores. Since 2004 he has been working with different Azorean wood...
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Super Fruits Grown on the Azores Islands

The abundance of super fruits grown on the Azores Islands is remarkable. Here, in this Macaronesian paradise, you can taste hundreds of fruits. Did you know that Guavas have a unique nutritional profile? Eating just one ounce (28 grams) of guava will give you 107% of the RDI of...
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Corvo ‘The Black Island’ is Portugal’s Most Isolated Region

Corvo Island, which translates to the land of the crow, is the northernmost region in the Azores archipelago. This small island of 7km long by 4km wide is the most isolated region in Portugal. Corvo has a population of just under 500 residents. People who are from Corvo like to...
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Sunshine Island: The Yellow Island of Santa Maria in the Azores

Santa Maria is the southernmost island in the Azores archipelago. Known as the “Yellow Island,” Santa Maria is an island recognized for its abundance of sunshine, hence the nickname. This was the first island in the Azores to be discovered and colonized by Portugal in...
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Terceira: The Lilac Island in the Azores

The island of Terceira is an important historical and commercial post for the Portuguese empire ever since it was discovered in the 15th century.  A safe port for ships coming from both ends of the Atlantic. Many families from all over Portugal emigrated to Terceira in the 16th...
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Europe’s Coffee Growing Island in the Azores

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, a short four-hour flight from Boston is the location of nine volcanic islands known as the Azores. Enchanting green lush pastures, giant volcanic craters now picturesque lakes, steaming natural hot springs that exhale out from the earth, blue...
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The Macaronesia Islands of the Atlantic

The Macaronesia islands are a collection of four archipelagos in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coasts of Europe and Africa. Each archipelago is made up of several Atlantic oceanic islands formed by seamounts on the ocean floor with summits above the ocean’s surface. The...
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The Last Shah of Iran in the Azores

The Shah and his wife, the Shabanu, fled Iran on January 17, 1979, after protests erupted on Tehran’s streets, where the demand for abolishing the monarchy was commanded. Subsequently, the Iranian republic was declared. There were rumors for years of the Shah’s abuses...
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