Terceira - The soul of the Azores
For the first time, Papa-figos flew to the North Atlantic.
He landed in Terceira, stayed there for a while and brought us a travel guidebook which invites us to follow his steps.
Terceira isn't just one of the nine islands of the Azores archipelago: it is the soul of the Azores.
Even though it was the telluric force of volcanism that made Terceira emerge from the ocean, it was its inhabitants who, for centuries, smoothed it and made it look like a piece of land carved like filigree.
The volcanic cones resemble crowns, the climate colours everything green and the sea shapes the coast with bizarre sculptures
The island is proud of its importance in many episodes of the History of Portugal. Angra do Heroísmo (included in UNESCO's World Heritage List) and Praia da Vitória remind us of that past, that way of being, and all the episodes and accomplishments - some of them engraved in the forts you can find here.
But Papa-figos also brings us remarkable landscapes and notable elements from natural and coastal heritage, and a series of suggestions that could be considered enchantment therapy or awakening to new experiences.
But without terceirans there would be no Terceira. They are undoubtely the soul of the island. For building this amazing landscape everyday and for their neverending kindness.
The rest is an infinitude of sensations, with whales, dolphins and a boat that slowly gets further away from us, sort of inviting us to discover one of the nearby islands.
Let's go! Terceira.