Quinta das Merces
Travel Blogs from Angra do Heroísmo
... have been short too as I only cleared the doorway, in no heels, by 2cm!!!
For Gid there is good diving at the Azores apparently. And great whale watching ( like the promised puffins in the Shetlands, wrong time of year). Angra is a world heritage area because of its history with the whaling trade, the crossroads for ships crossing with spices and gold between the new world and the old and the modern ...
Since I've been here, I have a number of opportunities to go out exploring. And there is no better way to explore a place than through Geocaching. When I explain to people that I go out looking for little boxes containing little more than a small book where you can sign your name, many reply, "Why?" or "What's the point?". To me, Geocaching is more than ...
Today was the first day I headed up to Biscoitos this summer. Boy I missed that place!
Biscoitos is in the northern part of the island and is usually quite nice (weather-wise) compared to the southern part of the island, which is where I am staying. Nonetheless, I have been quite lucky during this trip as the weather has been exceptionally nice in most areas.
I like to go swimming in Biscoitos because the ...
Earlier this week, I was invited to join some distant cousins for lunch downtown Angra. I met up with them during their lunch break (they own a shoe store and everything closes up shop for lunch between 12 and 1 pm here!) and we headed to a restaurant called "O Chico" where we enjoyed some good conversation and a very good meal! I had a "Bitoc" which is steak with ...
The weather wasn't that great today. It was quite foggy and appeared as though it would rain pretty much the whole day, although all we got were a few sprinkles here and there. In the afternoon, I headed downtown with my cousin Tania and her little boy Simao, to run a few errands.
Later in the afternoon, I went with my uncle Manny to my first bullfight of this ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center