Eu no The Telegraph, sim o jornal :)

Em Agosto passado fui guia de um jornalista inglês do The Telegraph que veio ao Açores escrever um artigo para a secção de viagens deste jornal. Uma vez que a desorganização é uma característica minha, guardei o cartão do jornalista, Andrew Purvis, religiosamente. Claro que guardei tão bem que nunca mais o encontrei e não pude pedir-lhe o artigo.

Hoje disseram-me que leram o artigo e eu era citado a mandar umas postas de pescada. Deixo aqui algumas partes. Podem ler o resto aqui. São Miguel e Pico são as ilhas mais faladas. Vale a pena ler (o artigo, não as minhas frases sensacionalistas 🙂 )

“These trees are living fossils,” says Antonio, our guide, as we walk among the millennia-old cycads and ginkgo bilobas of Terra Nostra Botanical Garden, of which this lake is the centrepiece. In the Endemic Garden, he points out uva de serra (mountain grape), unique to the Azores, and subspecies of European shrubs and trees such as laurel, chestnut, heather and holly.

“It’s how European forests were before the Ice Age,” he says, “which left these islands untouched. The weather is always mild due to the Gulf Stream.” Step from the waters of the “Brown Lagoon”, quite possibly with a catkin laced around your ankle, and the air temperature is a benign 79F (26C) in August, instead of the 52F (14C) you can expect in Reykjavik

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E sobre a Ribeira Quente, a minha terra 😀 :

On our last day in Furnas, we take a taxi to the beach at Ribeira Quente (“Hot River”), through a valley that punches through the crater’s rim and is filled with blue hydrangeas. In this fairy glade, there are picnic tables and benches, encouraging families to chill out, chat and eat together.

The glorious beach at Ribiera Quente is unusual in having golden sand. For the most part, the coastline of the Azores is rugged, rocky and unyielding, hence the piscinas naturales – swimming pools sculpted from a lagoon or rock pool, perhaps enhanced by a diving board, a raft, concrete steps leading down into the water, and a kiosk serving drinks and snacks.

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