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President Nixon’s Trip to the Azores

                                          An Excerpt from The New Yorker Magazine, January 1, 1972 P. 54 The article tells us about the recent meeting between President Nixon & President Pompidou of France on Terceira Island in the Azores. “The historic Azores Agreement...
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Europe’s Only Green Tea Grown on the Azores Islands

One of the unique things about the Azores islands is that they are the only region in the entire Euro-zone to grow tea commercially and have been doing so since the 19th century. The island of Sao Miguel is extraordinary and unique for its ability to be able to produce tea, which...
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Cruise Excursions in Ponta Delgada on Sao Miguel Island

The island of Sao Miguel in the Mid-Atlantic ocean is hundreds of miles away from mainland Europe with the other eight islands all within a short flight away. Sao Miguel is the largest island of the Portuguese islands known as the Azores. Discovered in the early 15th century, the...
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Top 7 things to do in the Azores

These magical nine islands off the coast of Portugal are a nature lovers paradise filled with activities on the land, sea, and even in the air! Here you can experience mother nature and all her glory with countless unique outdoor excursions to keep you busy and create fun-filled...
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Fishing in the Azores on Sao Miguel Island

The island of Sao Miguel is an island filled with history and culture, especially from the sea. The ocean’s critical role on the island has always affected the local people and their superstitions. They say when you live on an island, you either thrive or survive. The...
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Domingos Rebelo: The Picasso of the Azores

Domingos Rebelo was born in Ponta Delgada on December 3, 1891, on Sao Miguel island. The son of José Eduardo Rebelo, a fiscal guard, and Georgina Augusta Pereira Rebelo. The family came from a modest family with limited possessions and four children. The Rebelo family attached...
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A Locals Guide to the Best Food in Sao Miguel Azores

Seafood on the island of Sao Miguel is by far the most popular cuisine with both locals and tourists, due to the outstanding variety and freshness, often caught fresh daily. Many local fishermen go out every day and sell there catches directly to the local restaurants and fish...
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Surfing on Portugal’s Exotic Island of Madeira in the Atlantic

Surfing first started on the Portuguese island of Madeira in the 1970s in the ocean waters off the ocean towns and villages of Jardim do Mar, and Ponta Pequena. Almost every surf spot the amateur surfers found was rocky and rugged. No waves seemed to break under six feet in the...
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Madeira: A Floating Garden in the Atlantic Ocean

The archipelago of Madeira is located 520 km (280 mi) from the African coast and 1,000 km (540 nautical miles) from the European continent. This is approximately a one-and-a-half-hour flight from the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. Here on this island paradise lives just over...
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