There is no question that the Azores are Portugal. From the mosaic sidewalks to the doors, balconies and railings. I skipped the tours in favor of just wandering around in the city for hours combining the wonder of walking on a steady surface with looking for repeating patterns in the roads, sidewalks and plazas.
The Azores in fact are a collection of nine volcanic islands so far of any beaten path that they were not even colonized till the Portuguese found them on their way to else where.
And no, no yarns stores – just yarn in stores x4.