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Moving around in Portugal - transportation

Water transport is very popular. This is not surprising, owing to the country’s geographical state. The most common form of sea transport is ferries. Also, in the height of the tourist season there is an increasing number of excursion liners, pleasure yachts and large catamarans. You can use a taxi and car rental service if you have an international driving license. Nearly every highway is a paid one. The quality of coverage of free roads is not at a high level. Often there is no marking on the road and in the dark, there is no light. … Open

Economy roadmap of Portugal

In the northern regions, the consumer goods industry is developed. Portugal is rich in various ores. To date, the deposits of chromium, tungsten, uranium and tin are actively being developed. These metals are mostly exported. Portugal continues to actively develop agriculture. The main crop here is wheat. It is being cultivated in the south. Corn, barley, oats, rye, beans, and rice are grown in the north. The greatest food demand in the modern market of Portugal is for potatoes, so it is grown throughout Portugal. … Open
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Turkey Reveals New PCR and Quarantine Requirements

Tourists arriving from certain countries (South Africa, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Nepal, and Sri Lanka) are obliged to have a negative PCR test made no longer than 72 hours before the arrival in Turkey. Additionally, these passengers are due to be quarantined for 14 days in specially designated places. One more PCR test will be performed on the last day of the quarantine. If the result is negative, the passenger can terminate it. Note that not only citizens of the countries mentioned above but also people who visited these countries during the last 14 days must be quarantined. With the new regulations coming into force, Turkey lifted flight bans to South Africa and Brazil. Read this

14.06.2021

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Attractions and active leisure

Do not miss the chance to visit the plateau of Caldeira Velha geysers, where everything is literally covered with steam, the air is filled with the aroma of sulfur. Boiling water constantly splashes into the air from the ground. It is an unforgettable phenomenal. there is a waterfall with very warm water, just above the trail from the plateau, where you can swim at any time of the day or night. Do you want to … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Locals often eat first courses. It is worth trying the sour vegetable soup, vegetable broth with fish and meat, and classic fish soup. Light soups on chicken broth are also popular here. Be sure to try the chickpeas salad with tuna. Tuna is not only added to salads but also cooked separately, fried or baked. By the way, do not be surprised that the meat of this fish has a red colour. In general, there are many … Open

Traditions and mentality of Sao Miguel Island

The locals are very emotional people and they like to actively gesticulate and raise their voices when communicating. Despite this, the islanders don’t accept the bad form and show their emotions openly only in the company of friends. It is also important to observe all the rules of decency concerning the appearance. «Clothes do not make the man» - this proverb describes the mentality of the residents of … Open

Travel guide to Sao Miguel Island

Fogos is a lot calmer and less crowded place. This beach has unusual black sand that is of volcanic origin. It is a great place to sunbathe and enjoy the fabulous nature of the area away from people. Fans of seclusion and intimacy will be also delighted with Praia do Pópulo. This beach is located at a distance from major tourist centers, so there are always not many vacationers there. There are several modern … Open

Sao Miguel Island for children - what to visit

If your child is eager to know how things work, you can visit together several productions od the island. The child will surely enjoy the local pineapple plantation and pottery factory. Excursion to any of the tea plantations of Sao Miguel - Gorreana Tea Estate and Cha Porto Formoso will definitely interest every member of your family. The child will not only see how tea grows but also taste several varieties of … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

You should definitely buy cheese from local farmers. Here is a big choice of cheese – both goat, cow, hard, and soft. Buy what you like most, but in any case, try São Jorge cheese, which is almost not sold outside the Azores. In short, everyone will find cheese to his taste. Canned fish caught in local waters is also delicious. For example, local tuna has unusual red meat. If the way home is not too long, you … Open
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