While eating out at restaurants for breakfast, you may notice that the Portuguese do something quite different from Americans. Milk is served at room temperature. This is because the milk comes straight from the cows and into your drinking glass. Warm milk is normal for the Portuguese. If you can only drink your milk cold, ask for some ice.
When you order water, be sure to ask for "água sem gás" (pronounced AH-gwuh sehng gash). Agua sem gás literally means water without gas or water without carbonation. If you just ask for "agua", they will bring you sparkling water.
The «Week of the Sea», traditional festivities of the county of Horta, takes place between the first and second Sundays of August in Horta.
Most of the programme is occupied with water sports of all kinds and with several types of boats: the list of initiatives includes sailing regattas, races between traditional whaling-boats, rowing, canoeing, jet-ski, swimming, water polo and fishing.
On land, the focus will fall on the book fair and on several exhibitions of sculpture, photography and painting which will be on display during this period.