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São Jorge

we woke up early to get the first boat to são jorge. due weather forecast we had to short our stay there for one day and cut some of the sightseeing we wanted to, otherwise, we could get blocked on the island some days. rosais and the unique azorean coffee plantation at fajã dos vimes were some of the spots we regretted not visiting. amazing view arriving at the island – from afar the island of são jorge looks like a long reptile resting in the ocean, hiding mysteries, and old prohibited lovers. arriving by boat, we can see that there are some strips of land that enter the sea at the base of the cliffs caused by ancient landslides. the so-called fajãs. one of them, fajã do santo cristo (holy lord christ), remains a sacred place. unrivaled in its distance for the world.  (see the full post about this fajã here). we were dazzled by the mixture of gross dark green nature and the calm of the lagoon followed by the infinite atlantic. the ecosystem is …

São Miguel [2], blue&green

back in the island for a family gathering around one of the ancient religious traditions in azores – the cult of holy spirit – we took the opportunity to continue our journey (re)discovering são miguel. our main objective was to go around the northeast side of the island once last time it was impossible due the mist. and…yes we were lucky! we enjoyed a clear vision of the impressive cliffs and gardens of nordeste and the infinite blue of a silenced atlantic just for us… nordeste, where green meets blue we could live by the sea… all of the light eat being at são miguel is almost mandatory, for us, to have dinner at our favourite vegetarian restaurant, rotas. the food continued amazing. from the same group that got up rotas, louvre michaelense was born from recovering an old storehouse and offers us a lot of handcrafted and local products, while you can have a nice coffee by the window. stay the nook hostel at ponta delgada was a great choice for the weekend, providing all the comfort and amenities …

São Miguel [1], the mist

one of us was born in sao miguel, the other never been there. this was an obvious travel to enjoy together (and the first of many in azores). a popular song of azores is called “islands of brume” and we could testify that for the entire week being there. fortunately, at the very last day, the weather flipped (common in the archipelago weather) and for some hours we could experience some great light. nature itself we guess that everyone who visits são miguel gets mesmerized by its luxurious greens and unclassified lagoons.  nowadays, the world is discovering the azores and we found lots of tourists all around the island. hope they can respect this environment and preserve the island beauty. there are so many things to explore that everyone can trace its own path on the island and find a perfect place to stop and find how small we are in earth. sete cidades and the view of a king hell’s spot or a forgotten paradise under the skin experience fire walk with us across the island terra nostra garden furnas valley or the belly of …

London

london, uk | december 2014 london was our first trip. the city was no mystery for us, being and living there before. it was a perfect city to start travelling together and try to discover unknown places for both of us. we wish to say that for a weekend the city was ours, but time ran away faster than imagined and we discovered that the most important in travelling is enjoy small things without rushing our steps. it was mid december and the weather was all cloudy and it rained a bit. even so, we were able to enjoy the city in his splendour. don’t be intimidated by london’s foggy atmosphere. walking around london is always a new city, recreating itself as time goes by. there is always something new happening around the corner – the architectural rehabilitation of the southbank; the contrast between the colourful kitsch camden and the dark mysterious regents canal; and the surprising romantic panoramic view of london from primrose hill at the end of regent’s park. art for everyone we could spent a whole day in any museum in london and …