I have met Joao and his wife Helena  two times in my live , in 2013 when I was visiting Sao Miguel Island and in 2014 when visiting Pico and Flores. At the verry beginning  his warm welcome and hospitality have made great impression on me. He arranged everything I needed during my 2 week stay on Azores.  So I have lovely situated small rural house with gorgeous view on the ocean, low budged car and….big basket of sweet, fresh tomatoes from his own garden and even lemon grass tea !! > I have spent a couple of days with him not only visiting the most interesting places he love to show and talk about but also testing some real Portugese & Azorian dishes. > > I will never forget the lessons of preparing octopus with Joao and the smell and the taste of this > > For not experienced photographers I do recommend to follow his remarks as he is also specialist in photography. You can travel  trought  Azores with studying The Bradt Guide or any other printed guides from a travel office. But for  those of you who want to taste these islands, the culture, cusine and the way of live I do recommend Joao's assistance Joao , Helena ! Thank you very much !