VIP Executive Azores Hotel
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Welcome to Ponta Delgada! In Portuguese, the translation for 'welcome' is BEM-VINDO! Our plane took a slight detour to Ponta Delgada where we visited for a longer layover than anticipated. However, our one night stay here has been great! The airline comped our room and dinner for the evening. Dinner was a small tasting of what we will be …
... Campo. Rui wanted us to try the local cakes but the cafe didn't have any. So they ran to the bakery to pick some up. Now that is custome service! Then on to Furnas. What a cool area. They have named all the caldeiras or hot springs in the Parque Tera Nostra. We arrived on the shores of the lake right on time to see them unearth the cooking pots that they have buried for 7 hours in steam tubes. We enjoyed a huge lunch of beef, chicken, pork, chorizo, black entrail ...
... from a door handle and knew the bread man had already visited. As Deb noted, home delivery in a village of 75 people and we can't get the purolator man to drop stuff off in Winnipeg. It started to rain again so we headed to a cafe for coffee with all the menfolk coming out of Sunday mass. I guess the womenfolk don't get to socialize that way. Hmm. Then it veered off to non traditional sights including the surfer beach with lava stone and black sand, ...
... On our way back we stopped at one of the largest hotels in the small city for a tasting of their local wines and cheeses. They make quite good wines and flavourful soft cheeses. This last stop before our crossing had everyone checking emails and downloading everything they needed. Fortunately, the hotel had quite fast internet and I was able to upload more library ...
... is very sleepy and quaint. Lots of old buildings and churches. Back on the coach we head up into the mountains. The Azores were formed as the result of volcanic activity which pushed them up out of the ocean. We see lots of steam rising as we climb upwards and George informs us this is because of geothermal activity which is harnessed and provides 40% of the islands electricity needs. We see lots of power plants dotted here and there where they have drilled down deeply to access ...