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The Various Types of Windmills in the Azores

Like so many aspects of the Azores Islands, although they are similar in numerous ways, there are apparent differences between them. One is the varying types of windmills that exist on the nine islands in the archipelago. It is fascinating to take a closer look at the variations...
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How to Grow Azores Blue and Pink Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas can be a beautiful source of elegant flowers that can bloom for a long time if placed in the right spot. They require adequate sunlight and watering to bloom appropriately and can be grown in various climates, from temperate to tropical. In warmer southern areas, a...
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The Best Books on The Azores Islands by Azorean Authors

Are you looking for books written by Azorean authors or perhaps about the fascinating history, life, and culture of the Azores region and its people? Then you have come to the right place! I found out that a lot of information I was interested in finding out about the Azores was...
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The Pristine City of Cascais on the Portuguese Riviera

If you want to experience the Portuguese Riviera, then here in the seaside paradise city of Cascais, just west of Lisbon, you are bound to find the beauty and magic of this enchanting coastal city. Cascais has a rich history that dates back centuries as a royal retreat of...
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The Colorful City of Aveiro on the Portuguese Riviera

Aveiro, the beautiful Portuguese seaside port, is one of Portugal’s undiscovered gems. Located just 60 km south of Porto city, this small city of 55,000 residents is one of Portugal’s most attractive cities. Here on what is called the ‘silver coast’ or the...
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Basketball Size Hydrangeas on The ‘Blue Island’ in the Azores

The island of Faial is located in the central group of the Azores archipelago, and is part of the “triangle islands”, together with São Jorge and the neighboring Island of Pico which is separated by the Faial Channel; a narrow sea inlet which is about 8 km wide. The...
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The Jaw Dropping ‘Hydrangea Islands’ in the Azores

There is something to be said of these nine isolated islands located in the Mid-Atlantic ocean, an autonomous region that is part of Portugal known as the Azores. Here on these unspoiled islands in the Atlantic, which are all relatively small in size and with a population of just...
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