Portugal, specifically the Azores Islands, stole my heart. Immediately, I fell in love with the landscape on the island of Flores, filled with waterfalls as far as the eye could see. The isle of Pico is fascinating because vineyards flourish despite uninhabitable lava rock covering most of the island. Most rural towns on Pico have community distilleries where they make their own wine. The cuisine amongst all the islands, utilizing only the most local and fresh ingredients, won me over. Due to the island’s isolation, their food can be quite salty because they have to preserve it throughout the year. There are a million reasons to visit the Azores, and these are just a few.
Pro Tip: Allow for flexibility in your schedule going to and from Flores as the weather can be unpredictable and cause multiple-day flight delays.
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