18 things away from being fascinated by the Azores – São Miguel

The Azores are a family of three main island groups with São Miguel representing the biggest. After being introduced to low-cost airlines, more and more people take the chance, to explore the mysterious archipelago. A far-reaching history of high activity in three volcanoes has created space for incredible nature, exotic birds and unique adventures. This sounded like the best call for us to book a flight from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada at a price, that seemed impossible a few years ago. After a stay of 10 days in São Miguel (unfortunately with constant rain) we came up with 18 things you should see or do, in order to grasp the island's special flair. When I look back on the time I spent on the island – seeing plenty of … (Continue reading)

Abandoned places in Lisbon – Time machine

When we travel, we often come across lots of interesting monuments, buildings, parks and sights. Some may be more maintained than others and usually they're open to everyone for visiting and discovering. If it's a popular destination, there is a high chance that you'll meet other travelers there. And then, on the other hand, there are the less crowded places. Old buildings nobody pays a visit because there is no life anymore, thus no maintenance, no prospects. We believe that every place in the world has abandoned buildings that once used to be well-visited and appreciated hotels, restaurants or important institutions. When we travel, we don't only look forward to visit the common attractions of a place, but more than that share enthusiasm for abandoned places. Picoas graffiti … (Continue reading)