I will be flying from Terceira to Sao Jorge and spending two days there (in December.) What is the best way to see the island, especially off the beaten path? (Renting a car is not an option.) I'm also interested in getting a flavor of the way of life through the people, but I don't speak Portuguese. Can one hire a taxi with an English speaking driver for a reasonable amount? Are there some hidden gems that shouldn't be missed? Oh, and is there anywhere that I could see women quilting? I hear this island is known for their colorful quilts.
Can anybody recommend a place to stay on Sao Jorge that is not modern? I want to experience the flavor of the island. A place that isn't too far from a town and with good views and perhaps a restaurant would be good. (I'm headed to The Azores for a week stay in December.)
we stayed in Ferragudo August 2015 and found it charming with some very good quality restaurants
but found it a little too quiet for our 3 teenage children
Albufeira the year before but found that too touristy and loud in places
Hoping that tavira is somewhere in the miiddle
Any opinions really appreciated
Does anyone have advice for us, a couple, exploring the Porto/Douro area for the first time?
American flies thru Philadelphia. United flies thru Newark
I have always flown through international airports, and never connected in the states.
1. Which airport is easier to navigate?
2. Does my luggage check through, or do I need to retrieve it after the 1st flight and then check it to the 2nd leg?
3. Is 2 hours enough to connect thru both these airports? or should I aim for 3 hours to be safe?
4. Any pros/cons to either airport/airlines re: being on time. or whatever.
We will be arriving mid morning Lisbon mid November and will have 5 1/2 days further to explore.
Please provide a guide to pack the most in our short stay.
1) What are must sees in the city itself?
2) What destinations outside the city are must visits and how long do we require in each?
3) Do you recommend staying the night at any of these outlying areas?
4) Any other tips you can offer
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