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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It rains in São Miguel! Now what?

Andreia Costa, living in São Miguel, has a very clear idea of what to discover on the island, in addition to the stunning landscapes and lagoons. According to her (she is the author of an alternative route to São Miguel), the island contains often unknown places that are of great interest.   Climatic conditions should not be an obstacle, but …

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Happy birthday, Corvo island!

With a total area of 17.2 km ² and about 430 inhabitants, Corvo is the smallest and least populous island in the Azores archipelago. It would have been discovered at the same tima of Flores island in 1452 by Diogo de Teive, on the return of his second exploration trip to Terra Nova. Its settlement was not easy, and several …

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Emigration with love (and humor)

In the United States of America, it is estimated that there are 1.5 million Portuguese emigrants of Azorean origin, with the natives of the archipelago being predominantly concentrated in states such as Massachusetts and Rhoad Island, on the east coast, and in California, on the Pacific coast. , more intensely in the 60s of the 20th century, today being residual …

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