My April 25, 1974 Adventure

My April 25, 1974 Adventure

My April 25, 1974 Adventure It all started because I was able to learn Norwegian in less than a year’s time, plus I had an honest face (so I was told). Also, my childhood experience of selling things door-to-door to our neighbors, such as Christmas cards, newspapers,...
Portugal and Terceira: Rich with History

Portugal and Terceira: Rich with History

Portugal and Terceira: Rich with History Start with a great book: “The First Global Village” My globe-traveling niece found this book, The First Global Village, How Portugal Changed the World, by Martin Page. When we became completely enamored of the Azores, my...
What Are Azores Famous For?

What Are Azores Famous For?

Most people don’t seem to know much about the Azores Islands, though the name is somewhat familiar. Where are the islands? Are the Azores safe? Are they part of Portugal? Are they a country? I will try to answer these and other questions, based on my personal...
Can You Swim In The Azores?

Can You Swim In The Azores?

Almost every parish also has a Zona da Balnear – very special places to swim, sun and dawdle by the water. The two cities, Angra and Praia, have beautiful sandy beaches, with such clear water that you can watch fish when you walk out on the breakwaters. Much of the...
10 Things To Do When Visiting Terceira

10 Things To Do When Visiting Terceira

What is there to do in Terceira? What kinds of things are there to do?” Generally, the answer is this: If you are looking for commercial entertainment or a resort type setting, you will likely be disappointed. However, if you are looking for beautiful nature,...
The Imperios Of Terceira

The Imperios Of Terceira

This is another (this one pre-Christian!) sweet tradition still going strong on Terceira. One cannot miss the lovely, dollhouse-like chapels located in each village and neighborhood. Each is unique, and most carefully fit the character of their neighborhood, like the...