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Up in the air

be amazed, there’s more beyond infinity… when we started this journey, none of us could imagine what to expect. we already had seen photos and read stories from other travelers going up the highest mountain in portugal – the pico island – but, we guess that there always a sense of unreality until we experience it. a fearless 4-hour expedition through a harsh and paradoxical beautiful trail until we got to the top of the mountain.  pico going small at our bottom and the faithful faial as a companion minimized our breathless and fatigued body. at the top of the mountain, a moon-like crater. but then, we look up and there’s more. a little summit – the real challenge, but it deserves the last effort. from there the view is unimaginable. surrounded by clouds, playing hide and seek with us, we stayed amazed with the never-ending atlantic and the rest of central groups islands by our foot. the incomprehensible feeling of fullness and abundance it’s not enough to describe what we felt. going down is worse …

As fire upon us

the lagoa do fogo (lagoon of fire) has its own micro climate and its usually difficult to see all of its splendor in a cloudy day. nonetheless its beauty gains a mysterious aura transporting us to a suspense scenario of what we are getting behind each cloud. you can wait seated at one of the hill and be surprised at each instance. we decided to do the small walking trail by one of the lagoon edges but right down the water we realized that we hadn’t appropriate shoes to keep going and had to abort our walk. for sure, a thing to do next time there. s.miguel, azores | april 2016

Deep blue

nordeste was during many years called the 10th island of the archipelago due its geographic and social isolation. nowadays things are changing, but it continues to be the most untouched area of the island where its impossible don’t be amazed by the intense meeting of the endless atlantic blue and the luxurious green of the island. s.miguel, azores | april 2016

A room with a view

if anyone told us that from a room at an abandoned hotel at sete cidades, s.miguel (azores) you could almost see paradise, we hardly believe it. open your mind because stuff like this can happen in azores – nature surpasses us at every inch of itself. one of many azorean legends says that there was a forbidden love between a blue eyed princess and a green eyed prince from different kingdoms in the island. in despair, both cried incessantly filling the crater of extinct volcanos with their tears, in which today lays down the blue and green lagoons of sete cidades. in days like the one we got, with few clouds, the colors are as intense as our desire for an happy end for this love. s.miguel, azores | april 2016