Terceira (5/25)

Terceira had to be the island that we were all waiting to go to. We all wanted to see the running of the bulls. While we were walking down the street looking for a place to stand to watch the men run from the bulls, a nice man invited us to sit on his porch to watch. He offered us something to drink as well. I felt like I was part of his family. In the US, if I wanted to watch a sporting event at someone’s home, they would ask for money. It was very different in Terceira and I am so glad that I was able to experience that type of hospitality and kindness of a complete stranger. After we found our spot to watch the bulls, some of the people in our group actually participated in the festivities so we watched them run away scared of the bulls. I thought that it was going to be a lot worse than it was. I thought that even though people are close to a bull it was not dangerous like I thought that is was going to be. At the end of the bull run, we got some food from a food cart. I got an interesting hot dog that was absolutely delicious. It had mayo, ketchup and potato sticks on it. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it! After we ate, another family invited us into their house for some drinks and conversation. They were also very nice and hospitable. There was also a man inside the house that was an artist and I was able to have a conversation with him about his amazing art techniques.