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September 22, 2018

As we were driving through Portugal we noticed there were many cork farms. Portugal is the world’s largest producer of cork. Seventy percent of the world’s cork is from Portugal, and cork accounts for 2.3% of Portugal’s exports.

Cork comes from the bark of the cork tr...

September 20, 2018

Whaling on Pico island in the Azores was important for the economy of the island. The Azores are a little string of islands in the middle of the Atlantic ocean created by volcanic eruptions so that the islands are steep. The ocean depths are perfect for deep sea-creatu...

September 16, 2018

Pico Island is one of the islands in the Azores. The water is deep all around the island because it was formed by an underwater volcano. Because of this, it is good for whale watching. My family and I went on a whale watching tour when we stayed on Pico. We were so luc...

August 26, 2018

The Azores is a set of 9 volcanic islands off the coast of Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean. While relatively obscure to many of us, the Azores are on the tourist radar, especially for Europeans. Being featured on an episode of Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" doesn'...

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