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Azores Wooden Dutch Holland Shoes

Handmade and Gourmet Products from the Azores

Certon Kisters lives on the island of Flores in the Azores. Since 2004 he has been working with different Azorean wood varieties, where he combines, with extraordinary detail, a compilation of miniature paintings with Azorean themes. These are beautiful time-consuming pieces that...
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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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Angra do Heroismo: The Crown Jewel of Portugal

The island of Terceira is one of the most beautiful islands in the Atlantic ocean and has played an essential role in the new world’s history ever since its discovery in the early 15th century. It is here that they say the old world meets the modern world. Terceira has...
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The History of the Azores Islands

The history of the Azores islands and their discovery is an interesting and often conflicted series of events that reflects on the current Azorean diaspora. The nine islands knowns as the Azores or Açores (Portuguese) were discovered officially in the 15th century. Goncalo Velho...

Visiting the Azores Islands by Ferry

The nine islands of the Azores are all very unique and are filled with endless views of paradise. The islands are divided into three groups and vary in size and population significantly on all the islands. The largest and most populated island in the archipelago is Sao Miguel....

Travelling to the Azores Checklist

Suppose you are planning a trip to the Azores islands, first of all, congratulations! These nine islands located in the Mid-Atlantic are a nature lovers paradise. With so much to do and see on these magical islands, it is essential to make the most of your trip with a basic...
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Traditional Desserts from the Azores Islands

The Donas Amelia’s are a sweet pastry from Terceira island, adapted from a recipe that already existed, known as the “cake of the Indies,” which is also made with similar spices—introduced in 1901 when the Royal visit of Queen Amalia and King Carlos visited the...

Surfing on the Volcanic Island of Sao Miguel in the Azores

The nine islands located in the Mid-Atlantic ocean about 850 miles west of Portugal (Europe’s westernmost region) is the autonomous region known as the Azores. The Azores are one of Europe’s unspoiled and low-key surfing hot spots recently rediscovered as an ideal...