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... in the east of Ponta Delgada to finally meet Miguel, a good friend of my friend Alex. I met Miguel once some years before when he was in Vienna for a couple of days and I was very pleased to see him again. He and his girlfriend Gosia work for a governmental organization SPRAçores that is in charge of environmental issues on the Azores. Gosia studied like me something familiar as landscape planning and Miguel is a forestrial engineer. It was just great to be welcomed ...
... villages filled with pastel painted houses overlooking the sea, no graffiti, no tourist traps, no "made in China" authentic souvenirs.
Finally, imagine, after this delightful drive, reaching the edge of the volcanic caldera and looking down on two lakes, joined with each other by a bridge, but one filled with water of Turquoise and the other of liquid Emeralds.
Now, place this beautiful jewel nearly 1,000 miles off the coast of Portugal and you will have conjured up ...
... visit was over so quickly. But just as I thought I was going to have to make a mad dash for my flight, providence intervened with delays, meaning I could spend a few relaxed hours in the airport enjoying some bacalhau and a leisurely browse of all the Port wine on offer. As usual, I succumbed to my gluttony and bought a few bottles too many, a decision I am enjoying now but not a great plan when walking airport corridors, taking Roman buses and then having to encounter 5 floors of ...
... style of architecture which was inscribed as a World Heritage site in 1976. Back to the bus, heading back into town where we made an unscheduled stop at the Basilica de Estrela (Royal Basilica of the Star).
The basilica was built in the 18th century by the order of Queen Maria I and was dedicated to the Holy Heart of Jesus as a result of giving birth to a son, heir to the throne. Construction began in 1779 and it ...