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... at Sucupira handicraft market. Once again, we immersed
ourselves in the culture and its traditions talking to the locals,
taking their photographs and buying a few African style shirts and
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... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... the Braemar‘s version of “Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook”, a popular TV programme in Britain which tries to get non-cooks to produce an edible meal. It featured the hotel manager, ship’s executive chef Martin Grabenhofer, and comedian Martin Daniels.
They first of all had to prepare a Baked Alaska, which was taken away to be cooked, then some sort of prawn dish. There was, of course, ...
... so it made for a rattly, bumpy ride. Today our guide was called Tee and our driver Marcelino.
Tee explained a little of the history of Cape Verde to us. The archipelago has a fairly tragic past, having been exploited over the years from all corners of the Atlantic. Since its independence in 1975, however, its future looks more hopeful and there is a wide multi-cultural mix of people who are proud of their country. Tourism is still ...