So I know the Azores are new to some people as a tourist destination so there will be questions. I thought this would be a fun article to write up with some of the weirder / craziest questions I have been asked. These are all real questions (yes, all real either from forums or emailed to me by people asking for advice on the Azores.) If you have any of your own please email me and I’ll add them in!
“Which countries in Caribbean and Azores, canaries are guns OK?” Link
Answer: The Azores is like the real-life Waking Dead. Portuguese people are one bite away from being zombies. Bring guns! Lots of guns.
Hi. I’m interested in the whale watching. What time do the whales normally show up? (emailed)
Is the water safe for Americans to drink? (Trip Advisor)
Answer: No. Only Europeans, Canadians and residents with decent, free healthcare are able to drink the water here.
Where to get weed in Terceira I have a medical card from USA? (Please try to help it is kind of an emergency…) (Redit)
Answer: (Words fail me…)I would suggest that you go to the Polica Nationale. They have white and blue cars and are in a uniform. They will be more than happy to help you with this emergency situation. Grab one ASAP and shake him around to show him the urgency of the situation!
Please advise if we should bring Euros from US or get at banks, ATM’s at Sao Miguel? Link
Answer: We don’t use cash here in the Azores. All food items are exchanged using stones, rice and beans.
What type of Food is avalible in the Azores? (messenger)
Answer: Portuges food is the mainstay on the islands
Where does Portugese food come from?
If I want to propose to my girlfriend on the beach can you get it closed? (emailed)
Do you have beaches in the Azores Islands? (emailed)
Answer: (Firstly facepalm.) The Azores are land locked islands, thus have no beaches.
Will the sea be cold for our children to swim in? (emailed)
Answer: I can turn on the water heater for your children.