Caloura Hotel Resort
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I have really enjoyed visiting the Azores though I admit, I did have to look them up in the atlas. They belong to Portugal but on the whole we have got by without having to learn Portuguese!
The people here are very friendly and the islands are beautiful, very green with dramatic landscapes. We have been to five of the islands and they are all different. On Faial we rented scooters and went up to ...
... the botanical gardens were like the garden of Eden, just gorgeous and they also had a thermal pool. We went to a great look out to see a lake and the drive up was lined with perfectly manicured pink Azaleas bushes that were just breath taking. The whole island is so green and lush with hydrangeas and azaleas everywhere. The climate is just right for tea growing and there is only one other place in Europe you will find tea growing besides here. In the 1800's ...
Very cloudy this morning, so no sunrise. Breakfast uneventful. Went by the library for Donna to pick up her daily puzzles, and people watch for entertainment. About 11:15 it was time for our port lecture on Copenhagen. We put off lunch, because I thought a nap was more important. Donna did her daily puzzles while I counted lifeboats in ...
... this is common this time of year. Our flight will fine.
Traffic is non existent as we wind around the shoreline and then head up towards the hot springs. We see pasture after pasture of dairy cows grazing on the greenest grass, not the flattest pastures that's for sure but rolling. As we head, up, up, up we start getting into fog patches, some thicker than others and it gets difficult to see, we take our time. All of a sudden in front of us is ...
... location and there's nothing but 100 or so men singing at the Porto Formoso church. We saw them earlier trekking along the road, a pilgrimage of some sort, but no restaurant. We ask a women on the street if she knows where the restaurant is. That's a bit of a stretch, with our 'grasp' of the Portugeuse language every conversation is more like charades, but that's OK, we don't mind the challenge! Besides a smile works almost universally!
We do discover that ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed