Azores by David SayersAzores by David Sayers

Azores

byDavid Sayers

Paperback | January 14, 2014

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The Azores are verdant, tranquil, diverse, exquisitely beautiful and always welcoming. These nine green islands are the embodiment of old-world charm and include an elegant capital, remote villages, glittering blue coastlines and spectacular volcanic landscapes. This is the only guide in English that provides details of travel and activities alongside in-depth background information. This new edition features new adventure activities such and newly opened gardens. With this guide visitors can visit Europe's only tea plantations or step into the hot springs and gurgling mud pools of Furnas.
David Sayers trained at the Royal Botanical Garden, Kew in London and is a field botanist. After careers in horticulture and social policy he ran a travel company offering specialist botanical tours worldwide. The Azores has long been his favorite destination and he pioneered the first walking holidays in the archipelago, an activity 3...
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Title:AzoresFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:January 14, 2014Publisher:Bradt Travel GuidesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841624683

ISBN - 13:9781841624686

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This book was great as we navigated our way through Sao Miguel and Faial for our honeymoon! It was missing a major viewpoint though- Boco do Inferno! (Which was one of the highlights of the trip)
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Graciosa, meaning gracious, is the most relaxed of all the islands. I can record little change in the 30 years since my first visit. The scenery is an idyll of pastures and enclosures, little clusters of whitewashed houses around village churches, occasional windmills... all surrounded by a glittering blue sea. One summer I went across in a small boat from Pico to São Jorge and watched with fascination as the slow voyage gave diminishing detail of Pico's coast behind me and an increasing but narrowing view ahead of the little port and town of Velas. Approaching the harbor I could not but be aware of the huge presence of Pico Mountain behind me now that I was distant from it, its sharp cone at the forefront of the island, the high plateau behind like a girl's long hair in the wind.

Editorial Reviews

The Bradt Travel Guide will tell you everything you need to know about each of the nine islands.' - Portugal Magazine'Author David Sayers, a botanical horticulturalist, has produced an informative, practical and user-friendly volume.' - EDP Saturday Magazine'Recommended reading' - National Geographic Traveller