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Portugal, The Azores

The Azores are unique in many ways. The climate is much the same year round due to the Gulf Stream. There are more cows than people, and the islanders pay a special tax which pays for the care of the tens of thousands of hydrangeas, planted along the roads. The Azores has warm waterfalls and 100 C degree (212 F) hot springs where they cook their picnics on weekends. You will also find horse carriages mixed in with a modern fleet of vehicles along with fifteenth century buildings standing next to the modern villas.

The climate is much the same throughout the year. During the winter, it can be cooler in the evenings and at night. The summer period is from May to October and the maximum temperature is around be 29 ° C (84 F). November-December, April and May, the temperature is nice and mild (13-20 ° C; 55-68 F) with sun and occasional rain. Mornings can be cloudy and in the afternoon the sun might shine, or it might be that the sun is shining on one side of the island but it is rainy on the other side.

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