Hotel Villa Santo Antonio
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... rather concerned and I think this where the make-up really came into play - made me look like a loose canon not to be argued with. I exited Fogo feeling smug at the saving I had made. Then realised I had no money left. So I repeated my trick with a cab driver, who allowed me to go back in to the hostel to dig out a safely stashed 100 Real note out of my bag at the hostel. He looked at me forlornly, before grudgingly handing over his entire stock of change. You ...
... the next corner.
Next up was a barber at his babershop. Some say they've been cutting hair there for 70 years, some say 90. Pedro said 80 as it was in the middle. He didn't have a clue and we started to speculate if he'd dreamt the idea of this tour up whilst out of his mind. The elderly barber stepped out of his shop to a sea of tourists, I'm not sure what he must have thought but my guess was 'what the hell are all of you fools doing with this guy?' ...
... sample the famous Brazilian
cocktail, a Caipirinha.
Of course we still had work to do and once again set about preparing our mobile
clinic, something we were now proficient in doing! This time we were helping the
islands animal NGO, Fatima, who regularly runs neutering campaigns on the
island but usually has to pay Brazilian vets to do it. At first she was
apprehensive of our methods and routine due to it being by the book and what
... most notably the Canberra and the QE2. He had lots of photographs of the Canberra as she was before (as a luxury ocean liner) as well as as she was after she’d been refitted and altered to act as a supply and hospital ship. He also had some archived BBC news footage of the ship during the Falklands war; the sort of stuff that was reported to the folks back in Blighty.
The presentation ...
... needed support for their programs. She said there was a community association but that it was just a talking shop. She agreed that there was a lot of material poverty but concluded that the biggest problem was that people are spiritually poor, "every man for himself and god bless the rest".
We then ventured further into the community and met a group of young women sitting together. We wanted to hear from them about their life ...