Acores: Five Things

Five best moments

  • Reaching the top of Pico
  • Sunset boat ride with Jill and my cousin
  • Listening to Cory’s Shearwater
  • Every sunset
  • “Dead to me”

Five biggest surprises

  • My cousin’s visit to introduce himself
  • The food was even better than I remember
  • The Azorean McMansions
  • Ubiquity of mobile phones
  • How, after 11 years, it still felt so familiar

Five favorite foods

  • Boca negra (fish)
  • Ameijoas (clams)
  • Cornbread (nothing like the yellow US kind)
  • Cheese (Lourais rules!)
  • The ham and cheese sandwich I ate at the top of Pico

Five things I still want to do

  • Whale and dolphin watching
  • Caving
  • Visit the other islands I still haven’t seen (Faial, Graciosa, Flores, Corvo, Santa Maria)
  • Visit a cheese factory
  • See the hydrangeas in full bloom

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