The Route of Empires. São Miguel, Azores

sao-miguel

This an artcle about our personal route on the history of São Miguel and how and where the old Empires fought to have it under their control. For more information about São Miguel click here. The island was probably discovered between 1426 and 1439 and was called "Ilha Verde" according to ancient maps of the …

6 formas de bañarse al aire libre en São Miguel, Azores

Maia Besides the Obvious

Bañarse en São Miguel al aire libre viene a ser como marcarse un selfie con los elementos. Antes de informarnos pensábamos en las Azores como un archipiélago lejano, a medio camino entre Europa y América que caía demasiado lejos de la tierra firme de Portugal como para parecérsele. Y allí donde había islas pensamos que …

The Raven’s route. Out of the common paths in Boa Vista, Cabo Verde

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Cabo Verde is a diverse archipelago; each island is different. And Boa Vista, even after having crossed it through its roads, paths and out of every known track, is still difficult for me to define. It is authentic in the sense that it has its own life apart from tourism, but tourism is still an …

The Garota who moved from Ipanema to Copacabana. Where to stay in Rio de Janeiro?

ipanema-at-sunset Besides the Obvious

Before going I had a concrete idea about what to expect from and where to stay in Rio de Janeiro. Definitely that didn't fit to real Rio. I expected a vivid city full of tourists and caipirinhas everywhere feeding capoeira dancers, brown-skin volleyball players and smug surfers as a part of a fake background. We …

Catando Villány, vinos y bodegas en el sur de Hungría

Villany Besides the Obvious

Soy un amante del vino. En realidad, una vez, escribí una novela sobre vinos y, sinceramente, nunca antes había probado un vino de Villány. Eso puede sonar contradictorio, pero no lo es. Como español, nunca había probado un vino de Villány antes de comprometerme personalmente con Hungría. De hecho, a excepción de Budapest, Hungría (Magyarország …