Parque das Dunas Village
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... in front. We then headed off to the main town beach. It was a really nice beach with a beautiful sea but we had no idea whether the water was cold or warm. There were also no beachside cafes or bars, so it was quite underdeveloped. I don't know if this is a good thing or bad thing. We then strolled back to the ship. Mindelo was more picturesque and interesting than we had imagined but the islands are poor. There is huge potential but no idea what the future ...
an extraordinary scene. It looks like I'm somewhere in Africa. They
smiled when I asked for their photographs.
The woman with a bunch of sandals on
her head asked to check her picture. I showed it to her and she burst
into laughter. Then the other vendors near me, also wanted their
photos taken. They resumed ...
... this is where the slave trade was run from. Apparently on the other islands people have more European in their looks.
The Portuguese settled on the 'plateau' , a small table mountain type area where all the colonial houses were built and to a great extent remain. We had a walking tour of this mini city. Pretty houses, grand mansions, busy squares, a market full of the ...
... A well needed cold drink and a local delicacy of a fish snack whilst we enjoyed the Batuco show as women sang and danced.Back to the port that was the stop off point for two great explorers Vasco De Gama on his way to India and Christopher Columbus during his third voyage to the Americas.Signing off now from two more recent explorers The Moores.It's Valentines Day today and the chef has made an enormous heart shaped cake so wishing everyone a Happy Valentines Day from us xx
... whole crop of maize failed. They therefore have to import 90% of their food. Even their own fishing industry cannot sustain them as their fishing rights have been taken away from them and their abundant supply of fish from the deep ocean around them ends up costing them more than imported chicken.
Farmers struggle to keep their land irrigated to grow enough vegetables for themselves and market and many farmers have goats, a few cows ...