Maxime Godin-Murphy is a travel blogger and professional video producer. While travelling from Canada to Portugal he stopped off half way to visit The Azores where he took this great video of the islands and Youth Hostels there. Maxime told us of his experience on the beautiful islands:
I started my trip around the world with the Azores Island in the middle of Atlantic Ocean. I visited 6 of the 9 Islands of the archipelago of which 5 of them had Youth Hostels (Sao Miguel, Santa Maria, Terceira, Sao Jorge and Pico). All the hostels give me a good welcoming and they were all very beautiful, especially the two new ones in Santa Maria and Sao Jorge. All of the islands are volcanic with mountains that go directly into the sea and all have very nice landscapes. You can also find some nice beaches here and the local villages are very interesting to visit because they have nice typical houses that are only found in The Azores. You can take a boat ride to do some whale watching, which I didn’t try because it was too expensive (about 40 euros) for my world trip budget but if you can, go for it! I was very happy to discover this part of the world and I would suggest it to anyone!
Hope you like the video!