DAARC2004 - 5th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium  

5th Discourse Anaphora and
Anaphor Resolution Colloquium


São Miguel (Azores), Portugal, September 23-24, 2004
hosted by the University of Azores




Venue



The working sessions will take place at Terra Nostra Garden Hotel, Rua Padre José Jacinto Botelho, Furnas, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal:



This hotel is located near to a superb botanical garden, in the small village of Furnas, in the Furnas valley, a crater of an extinct volcano:



Furnas is known for its geysers, many of them right in the center of the village,



and lies very close to the Furnas lagoon, in yet another extinct crater:



Furnas is located in São Miguel Island,



the largest island of Azores, known for the untouched beauty of its ever green landscape, with several lagoons in extinct craters.



Azores is an archipelago of nine islands, in the Atlantic, between Europe and North America, which comprises the Pico Island, with the highest Portuguese mountain.






How to Get There



Sata is the airline fliying to and from Ponta Delgada, São Miguel.
Flying from Europe: There are flights from Lisbon, Oporto, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, and Madrid.
Flying from the Americas: There are flights from Boston, Providence and Toronto.
Check timetable and fares here.

Airport -> Furnas (Hotel): DAARC bus
Almost all participants will be arriving on Wednesday, Sept. 22. According to information from the travel agency, in this date, there will be two flights arriving at the airport of Ponta Delgada, the capital town of S. Miguel island, and also of the Azores archipelago:

a first one at 17h30;
and a second one at 20h25.

After the last flight, there will be a DAARC bus at the airport main entrance ready to take you to the hotel, in the Furnas village.

There is an interval of around 3 hours between the arrivals of the two flights. Participants arriving in the first plane may consider spending these three hours in Ponta Delgada (there are luggage lockers in the airport), which stands only 5 km from the airport. If you are visiting P. Delgada after arriving in the first plane, you may opt for being picked at downtown.

After leaving the airport (which we estimate to happen around 21h00, would the plane arrive on schedule), the DAARC bus will stop in Ponta Delgada at the ***BUS STOP*** in "Av. Infante D. Henrique" (the Ocean drive) right in front of the"Alfândega" (Customs), in the opposite sidewalk : "Alfândega" building stands at the west corner of square "Praça Vasco Bensaúde", facing the PT (Portuguese Telecom) building in the opposite corner.

The DAARC bus will continue its journey towards the hotel, leaving at ***21h15*** (or later, in case the last plane doesn't arrive on schedule) from that bus stop. The travel is expected to take around 1 hour. We will thus be arriving in Furnas after 22h00, after the business hours of restaurants.

Airport -> Ponta Delgada
The distance from the airport to Ponta Delgada is 5 km.
You can reach downtown by BUS:
Bus fare: 0.60 euro
Running hours: 7h20 - 18h43
or by TAXI:
Taxi fare: 5.00 euro - 7.50 euro

Airport -> Furnas (Hotel): Public transportation
In case you consider using public transportation to get to Furnas, here is useful information.
By BUS:
There are buses from Ponta Delgada downtown to Furnas (to reach Ponta Delgada from the airport, see section above).
Bus starting stop: in "Av. Infante D. Henrique" (the Ocean drive) right in front of the"Alfândega" (Customs), in the opposite sidewalk
Terminal stop (signposted in the bus): Povoação
Your stop: Furnas
Bus company: Varela e Ca., Lda.
Timetable: Monday-Tuesday: 9h, 13h45, 16h and 18h10; Friday: 9h, 13h45, 16h and 18h30; Saturday and Sunday: 9h and 15h
Fare: 3,23 euro
Travel duration: 1h40

By TAXI:
Fare: 25-30 euro
Travel duration: 1 hour
Obs.: you may consider sharing the taxi with other 3 participants

Furnas (Hotel) -> Airport: DAARC bus
Most participants will be leaving on Saturday, Sept. 25. According to information from the travel agency, in this date, there will be two flights leaving from the airport of Ponta Delgada:

a first one at 9h30;
and a second one at 15h05.

There will be a DAARC bus to take you to the airport, starting from the hotel at *** 7h00 ***.

Furnas (Hotel) -> Airport: Public transportation
In case you consider using public transportation to get from Furnas to Ponta Delgada, here is useful information (for commuting between Ponta Delgada and the airport, see Section 3. above).

By BUS:
Bus starting stop: Furnas
Terminal stop (signposted in the bus): Ponta Delgada
Your stop: Ponta Delgada
Bus company: Varela e Ca., Lda.
Timetable: Monday-Friday: 6h40, 8h30, 10h15 and 16h; Saturday and Sunday: 11h and 17h
Fare: 3,23 euro
Travel duration: 1h40

By TAXI:
Fare: 25-30 euro
Travel duration: 1 hour
Obs.: you may consider sharing the taxi with other 3 participants

Visiting S. Miguel
S. Miguel island is only around 50 Km long, but its a wonderful place full of sites definitely worth visiting. The way to do it is definitely by renting a car. There is great deal of local rent-a-car companies, which may turn this option not to be as expensive as one may be expecting. For your convenience, here are some suggestions:
Ilha Verde
Autatlantis
Micauto



Local Weather



Get a quick description of the weather in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel along the year here, and check the weather forecast for the next few days here.