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My Amazing WWOOFing Trip to the Açores (Part 2)

This article continues on from My Amazing WWOOFing Trip to the Açores (Part 1). Did I mention that I did a hell of a lot of walking? Weather dependent, I must’ve walked near enough 15km a day. I was lucky that the place I was staying was a stone’s throw away from one of the most famous landmarks […]

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Trip to the Açores (Part 1)

About two weeks ago I returned back to England following my two-week trip to the subtopical Açores archipelago. I stayed on the largest of the nine islands, São Miguel, which is only 62km in length and 16km wide. The islands are part of Portugal but they are roughly 1, 360km (850 miles) off its coast in the middle […]

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The budget of a WWOOFer

Lets talk about money. Before my WWOOFing adventure I thought hard about how much money I should bring with me. I would be going for approximately 23 days. The bulk of my expenditure was going to go on travel (i.e. buses, train fare etc.) and the rest of it would go on small purchases that I […]

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Feira da Castanha (Chestnut festival)

November is a popular month for chestnut festivals across the whole of Portugal. Last Saturday I went with Nuno to a chestnut festival in the nearby village of Soito, Serra do Açor. When we turned up there was a heap of straw ablaze on the street cobbles, an accordion playing and people dancing together. What an […]

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Working in the valley

Nuno, my host, owns a large plot of land in a valley near the centre of the Serra do Açor. He wants gradually develop it into a glamping site which, for those that don’t know, is glamorous camping in tipis, bell tents, wigwams, or yurts. Nuno’s site is very beautiful. He has about six waterfalls […]

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