Hotel Oasis Porto Grande
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Travel Blogs from Mindelo
... disembarking, we quickly became aware there were many 'Kareem's' in this place...they truly seem to be in survival mode. Language was difficult...the local language is a form of Portuguese and the other is a Creole form. As we were walking and getting used to using that word we learnt early in life and quickly taught our children...NO,NO,NO!!! we met 4 people from the ship who were negotiating with a taxi van for a tour. Same price for 4 or ...
I'm ot sure why our ship docked here, but perhaps it was just an opportunity to walk on land before the long 7 day stretch back to the coast of Africa. Mindelo is a small island, one of several that dot the Atlantic near Africa. It was colonized by Portugal which is apparent in language, food, and signs seen around the small town. We're glad we didn't spend the money for ...
... just starting to get tourists, several cruise ships have been here already this year. Now I didn't see any sort of water sports going on (no jet skis etc) and the beach that was pointed out as being the place to go was empty, the sand is more like rough desert sand rather than soft beach sand. So now I know what you're thinking so what has it got going for it. Walking around is ok although there are a lot of kids wanting money but they go away when you say no, we did take lots ...
... it really, it was kind of lacking action and tension do I wouldn't day it's a must see film. Any way after the film we went to The Crows Nest which is a bar that has music in the evening. We had arranged to meet up with a few friends to share the bottle of a Champagne that I won last night. It was a lively evening, we had loads if laughs I'm so glad we decided to do it. Anyway we are in port tomorrow, haven't these sea days just flown by. Booked on a trip first thing so need some sleep. ...
... Village when we came back across the Atlantic once so I kinda guessed what I might expect. Obviously it was the Capitain verses the Purser but I wasn't expecting male v female. Some of the quips were very sexist but funny and they gained her sympathy. The Capitain kept telling the audience that he was steering the ship and things could change if we didn't cheer for him the loudest, the threat worked and he won overall. It was very amusing, the whole audience was in ...