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... a woman with a bunch of
ripe bananas on her head is striding fast another woman with a small
can of cooking oil on top of her head. A younger man is just about
to put a big plastic basin full of fish on his head. It is common to
put anything and everything on top of their head. They speak
Portuguese but their looks, and their clothes is ...
... veg of every sort. And full of laughing Africans, their husbands, their wives, their children all selling goods and chatting away. They are proud of their independence but are not economically successful enough to totally break free of Portugal who still support them with road building etc.
We also heard that the Chinese built them a dam to irrigate their crops , but in exchange ...
... No fancy air conditioned coaches here, but small mini buses, our guide, Walter, had studied in Boston USA and was now back in his homeland attending university to become an English teacher. He was softly spoken but when you did catch what he had to stay it was very interesting.We took a walk through the cobbled streets passed old buildings with a lot of character but in desperate need of renovation in particular the military base which looked more like a scene from The ...
... very pleasant couple to form a team. Singer Pat Shannon arrived and the quiz took the following format: Pat would play the first few bars of well-known songs and you had to list the title as well as the artiste to gain a point for each, with a total of 15 questions (30 points).
When he started playing the tunes, some of the bar staff, as well as our team, started to sing along, much to the chagrin of some of the ...
... which flew past in a flash of brilliant blue. Santiago island has everything; mountains and valleys, rugged cliffs and beautiful beaches and sea views. Perched on the mountainside and down in the valleys were little farms and dwellings; however poor these people may be, no-one could take away the beauty of their surroundings – Mother Nature’s gift to them. :-)
Once again we stopped in a small village with a few shops and ...