Lajes do Pico

"When the men first came to the Island, they found it shallow of stone, which had been fire vomited by the volcanoes: colossal stones, crowded at random, like those which are loosened over the stones and cliffs of the coast. ..). But the bastards raised their foreheads. They were men (...). They have smashed, excavated, removed stone, opened paths - and the earth began to rise! " (Dias de Melo, Pedras negras (romance), 1964 (edição de 2003, pg. 29)

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Missing things in the Azores

HIGHWAYS We have no highways and the best we can offer are two SCUTs (fast lanes without costs for the user) in São Miguel. In the Azores we do not pay tolls to move around. TRAFFIC JAMS If we are more than 10m in traffic we don’t like it. In the Azores there are no traffic jams, which can stress …

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Maré de Agosto Festival

The Maré de Agosto Festival is a cultural event that has already brought to Santa Maria more than 400 shows, provided by more than 250 different groups and about 2000 musicians. Among them, prominent names in the music scene, national and international, representative of the most diverse aesthetic styles. Many of them, perhaps less well-publicized, have regularly taken on the …

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