This is actually a vineyard.

This is actually a vineyard.

I just spend a couple of days asking among vineyards that are set among lava rocks, in a terrain where you should not be able to grow wine. It’s on Pico Island on the Azores.

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Hiking to the abandoned lighthouse on Sao Jorge Island.

Hiking to the abandoned lighthouse on Sao Jorge Island.

At Ponta dos Rosais on the Azores, you have a lighthouse that has been abandoned since 1980. You can quite easily walk to the lighthouse through some stunning natural scenery.

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Hiking on Sao Jorge Island.

Hiking on Sao Jorge Island.

So we have two tourists on the island today”, says the guy who transports the luggage off the little ferry, to me and the italian girl who is also going to Sao Jorge like me. Sao Jorge Island on the Azores is not exactly a big tourist spot and that just ads to the charm of this stunning island in the mid Atlantic.

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Peters Bar/Cafe Sport in Horta.

Peters Bar/Cafe Sport in Horta.

Cafe Sport, or Peters Bar as it is also known as, is located on a tiny island on the Azores, in the mid Atlantic, but is world famous among people who love sailing.

 

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The Azores.

One of the most unique places in the world.

If you crave for a place that has stunning natural scenery and is still untouched by mass tourism then head to the Azores.

This little group of islands gives you the chance to hike volcanoes and go whale watching in a place where the natives still go about their daily life the same way they have done for centuries.

This is one little corner of the world where tourism has not changed a place significantly. Even if it’s a world class tourist destination.

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