I arrived in Ponta Delgada on the island of San Miguel in the Azores early yesterday morning. I have had a chance to do a bit of exploring of the city, and have some short trips lined up for the coming week. I’m very impressed so far; the climate is temperate and pleasant, and the overall “feel” of the city is very congenial. I was surprised at how different the idiom here is compared to the style of Portuguese spoken in Brazil. It is very different, at least to me.