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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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Super-Fruits Grown on the Azores Islands

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 vitamin C. Guavas are also rich in fiber, folate, vitamin A, potassium, and copper manganese. The antioxidants in guavas have been shown to...
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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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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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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...

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 Azores Economy

The Azores archipelago is an autonomous region of Portugal, located in the North Atlantic ocean, 1 500 km off the coast of mainland Europe (distance from Lisbon). The Azores encompass nine islands and a small group of islets divided into three geographic and political groups. The...

Happy Cows: Milk from the Azores Islands

Living in the rhythm of nature, the cows on the island of Sao Miguel live the life every cow dreams of. The fresh meadows, natural springs, and endless green pastures make it an ideal location to produce some of the country’s best dairies. The island of Sao Miguel is known...

Nature Reserve’s on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

Nature Reserve & Recreation Park of Viveiro do Nordeste This is a great garden lovers reserve with proximity to Nordeste’s historical center with pleasant picnic areas and traditional wood ovens, making this park an attractive choice for many visitors. Right at the...
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The Mystery of Pirate Treasures Lost in the Azores

In 1594, Portugal’s 1,200-ton ship “Las Cinque Chagas” sailed for Lisbon, Portugal, from Goa, India, with a cargo of 3,500,000 Portuguese cruzados with 22 treasure chests filled with diamonds, rubies, and pearls. This was a cargo estimated to be worth well over $1...
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Bird Watching on the Azores Islands

Raising from the Atlantic ocean, 1500 km from mainland Europe are nine magical islands known as the Azores. The seas surrounding these beautiful islands are home to a fantastic variety of marine life, such as dolphins, whales, and sea turtles. At the same time, flocks of birds...
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Hiking above the Clouds on Pico Island

The island of Pico is a small mountain island that is just 150 miles north-west of the island of Sao Miguel. The island is known for its volcanic landscape and the unique wines produced on this small volcanic island in the Atlantic. The grape vineyards here on Pico were...
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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...

What is Winter like in the Azores?

The 9 Azores Islands located in the Mid-Atlantic ocean are an oasis of flora and fauna that amazes the senses. The weather patterns in the Azores are very erratic, and sometimes heavy rain on the island can cause short-term flooding, or sometimes even landslides have occurred....

Melo-Abreu: Especial Beer from Azores

Brewed on the island of Sao Miguel at the Melo Abreu distillery in Ponta Delgada, comes the only commercial beer produced in the Azores. Although Portugal is known for its hot summer days and cold beers “Cerveja” in Portuguese, the Azores’ primary market is...
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Passion Fruit: Maracujá From the Azores Islands

The Portuguese word for passion fruit is ‘Maracuja’. The passion fruit is by far one the most popular fruit produced on the Azores islands. Introduced to the 18th-century region and prized for its sweet tropical taste and unique flavoring in desserts and juices makes...
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