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Address: Sao Miguel, Portugal

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What a lovely place to stay

Wonderful people in a quaint and picturesque town. We loved wandering the streets and stopping in for a coffee or a glass of local wine. The churches were beautiful and we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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West Hartford
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Wonderful people in a quaint and picturesque town. We loved wandering the streets and stopping in for a coffee or a glass of local wine. The churches were beautiful and we were lucky enough to see the "Romeiros de San Miguel" on two different days.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We visited here as part of a day long tour with Pedro from Azores Tours. He took us to see the bubbling hot springs and to see the cauldrons of food of being cooked in the ground under earth topped mounds. We watched the pots being pulled out , then transported to vehicles to be taken to local restaurants. We... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Make sure you have an opportunity to eat the regional food slowly cooked in underground cauldrons. The meal contains chicken, pork, beef, sausage, kale, cabbage, carrot, potato, yam and sweet potato.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Yes, this is a HT hut, belonging to the local electricity company. Unusual architecture draws the attention of passers by.

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Modesto, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

It was great to wander around this town and discover the little natural treasures - hot steam billowing from the earth, pits of bubbling mud. Some could even be seen in people's backyards. Most were in public areas, and were safely and adequately labeled. Great food at Tony's, and at the Cantina near the entrance to the Poca da Dona... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is one of the most spectacularly beautiful towns I've ever seen. The architecture is very classic European, but it definitely has its own character to it as well. Furnas is known for its iron-rich hot springs (a must if you visit) as well as the tradition of cooking large stews in pots underground by means of volcanic steam. This... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Mountains that give views of the ocean on either side of the island surround this little village in a crater. Geothermal hoy springs are all over. Bubbling, sulfurous, steaming, hissing....its primordial and awesome! There are many, many pipes that run with different kinds of natural waters. Bring your water. Bottle and fill it up with your favorite. My favorite had... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Enjoy the the Furnas Volcano steam comming out o the earth. The village is interesting "sitting on top" of a volcano. Two places in the city where you can see and smell (Uhf) the inside of our mother earth.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

the hot spring were very relaxing, wear something old as the sulfer will ruin it. witnessed the cooking of the "cozido" in the earth, and also enjoyed eating it afterward, at O Miroma

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Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Four things to know before going to the hot springs: 1) The entry fee is 2 euro. 2) Bring a towel or they will charge you a fee to rent one. 3) Don't wear a bathing suit you care about because the orange iron in the water might affect the color. 4) Don't listen to the guards who suggest putting... More 

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