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8 amazing non-capital cities to visit in Europe

Have you already visited all the big capital cities in Europe?! This is great! But let’s not forget that capitals are usually multinational melting points, and regardless of the amazing sightseeing spots, you can face many catchy tricks, standardized offers, a crowd of tourists, and less authenticity. As they say, to understand the real sense …

The 15 most romantic islands in the world

Looking for a romantic trip idea or the perfect island vacation? This list is not in order of preference, but obviously includes all our favorites, all the romantic, dreamy and lovely islands from all over the world that we love. So let’s review the 15 most romantic islands in the world – according to Besides …

Porto Besides the Obvious

Oporto para principiantes

¿Qué hacer durante tu primera visita a esta hermosa ciudad portuguesa? 1. Azulejos de Oporto Una de las representaciones más emblemáticas de la historia y la cultura de Oporto son esos hermosos azulejos que vemos en toda la ciudad. Vienen en diferentes colores, pero más comúnmente, son en blanco y azul.  “Fue el rey Manuel …

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La ruta de los imperios. São Miguel, Azores

Este es un artículo acerca de nuestra ruta personal sobre la historia de São Miguel y cómo y dónde los viejos Imperios lucharon por tener la isla bajo su control. La isla fue descubierta probablemente entre 1426 y 1439 y se llamaba “Ilha Verde” según los antiguos mapas de mediados del siglo XIV. Tal apodo …

Porto Besides the Obvious

Portói útikalauz

Mit érdemes megnézni Portóban? 1. Azulejos – portugál csempék Porto történelmének és kultúrájának egyik legjellegzetesebb ábrázolási formája. A gyönyörű csempék, amelyeket szinte az egész városban láthatunk mindenfelé, és a helyiek körében “azulejos” néven ismertek. Különböző formákban és színkombinációkban találkozhatunk velük, de leggyakrabban fehér és kék színekben pompáznak. “Az azulejo egy jellegzetes, arab, spanyol és portugál …

Porto Besides the Obvious

Porto for beginners

What to do during your first visit in this beautiful Portugués city? 1. Porto patterns One of the most emblematic representations of Porto’s history and culture are those beautiful tiles we see all over the city which are known as azulejos. They come in different colors, but most commonly, they are in white and blue. …

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The Route of Empires. São Miguel, Azores

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. The island was probably discovered between 1426 and 1439 and was called “Ilha Verde” according to ancient maps of the mid-fourteenth century. That nickname will seem more than …

Caloura Besides the Obvious

São Miguel off-season – where to eat & drink?

This is an article about where to eat and drink in São Miguel, Azores. 1. Café Central, Ponta Delgada If you arrive to Ponta Delgada and you are heading to the center, most likely this will be the first place you would consider to give a try. Like everyone else, as it looks cool, cozy, …

Maia Besides the Obvious

6 formas de tomar un baño al aire libre en São Miguel, Azores

Bañarse 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 lógicamente habría costa …

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One week on the ‘Green Island’ – São Miguel, Açores

Nature at its best, this is how I could briefly summarize our experience on São Miguel island in Açores. Even though January is considered there as off-season, and we haven’t seen the famous Hortensia flowers in full bloom… and the fact that the island is indeed tiny, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, and influenced by …