The triangle islands

It's so great to travel inside the country and yet, move to a different reality. The Açores archipelago is comprised of 9 islands, scattered in the Atlantic ocean. Three of them are really close, and are normally referred as the islands of the triangle: Faial, São Jorge and Pico. And I'm visiting all of them!

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That big mountain covered in clouds? It's the highest point of Portugal, Pico's mountain, a little bit over 2300 meters. I'm writing this post to pass some time while I get clearance to trek until the top.

Pico is my first island, and I'm loving this. As with all islands, the main ingredient here is nature!

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Green, green every where. And one of the 12 vineyards considered a World Heritage by UNESCO. The vines landscape is pretty unique for sure. I've tried the wine, and yes: approved!

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Another thing we find a lot in the island: windmills! I don't know how important were they in ancient times, or if the ones I'm seeing are just decorating, but they do make for cool photos.

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All around the island, countless natural swimming pools exist, in the middle of the rocks. A perfect place to enjoy the atlantic ocean.

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This one is facing the other island, Faial.

One of the not so great part of the islands: unstable weather. Fog will come as you go up a few hundred meters. But well, guess that's part of the charm!

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There's a cool lagoon near those trees, trust me!

Apart from all of this... Açores is considered a top world destination for whale watching and diving. Guess what I'll be doing in the next days too? 😉 Hoping to have a ton of photos to share!

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