The rhythm of the eternal swelling ocean, the complete emptiness, and the art of accustoming the ship to wind and waves… After a long crossing we arrive at the reward we have been looking for. In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean – at almost 1,400 kilometers from Portugal – lie the Azores which traditionally served as a stopover for long sea voyages. An impressive group of nine small, exotic islands that have not yet been truly discovered or spoiled. The picturesque villages with their colorful houses, built according to Moorish and Flemish style, provide a wonderful contrast to the breathtaking landscape.
The largest island is São Miguel. If you want to rent a car here, you can drive to the other side of the island to see the ocean in all its natural roughness. The food here is extremely good and cheap, fish and meat are delicious, the vegetables are top quality and… oh yes, the coffee is a bit salty (because of the soil it is grown in) but you quickly get used to it.