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Lately, life has been throwing a few curve balls at us. I haven’t had any time for myself, let alone sitting down and flipping through photos. Also feel that lately every post on this blog starts with this excuse — so here’s to a more regular schedule!

This set is from November of last year: Lena, baby L and myself flew to the Portuguese Hawaii, also known as Açores (or Azores). We spent a week in São Miguel, the largest island in the archipelago, exploring and hiking, enveloped by the massive virgin greenery.

November is not great to visit the Azores if you’re looking for sunny weather to hit the beach, but the various microclimates that glide and cross paths above the land are bound to change the landscape throughout the day and depending where you are. Been there once before, but was surprised and fascinated that we could appreciate the same scenery with such different color palettes and moods.

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The final shot

Hi there, welcome to my blog! I'm Filipe Varela, a designer at Automattic, and am passionate about photography and video. In this site I post photos from my journeys and daily ramblings — in sum, a slice of life. Browse through the archive or check the homepage for the latest posts.

  • josemarques

    Awesome as always!

  • akanekinomoto

    We definitely need to print some of these! They are superb! ❤️

  • Grandes pics! É sempre bom ver que nada mudou nos Açores em 17 anos! Esperemos que continue o segredo deste paraíso :) Mas talvez com os voos da Ryanair isso possa mudar, o que é um pouco uma pena.

    • A última vez que lá tinha estado é capaz de ter sido há 17 anos ou mais. Achei que está o mesmo paraíso, e fomos numa altura de pouco turismo, o que tornou a visita ainda mais especial e algo inóspita. Obrigado!

      • Exacto, acho que realmente as paisagens com tanta humidade e nuvens ainda ficaram mais incríveis ;) De qualquer forma, espero que as curve balls já tenham passado e tudo esteja melhor e fique ainda melhor. Cheers!

        • Já está tudo melhor, obrigado! Outras coisas não se podem controlar infelizmente. Abraço! :)