Pestana Tropico Hotel
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Praia is one of the ten (10) islands in
Cape Verde. It was added to our itinerary after our port stops in
Banjul, Gambia and Dakar, Senegal were cancelled due to Ebola viral
What is it like in Praia? It has a lot
of historical importance since it was discovered by the Portuguese
and used as one of the ...
... 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 ...
... presidents palace wasn't a grand building compared to the one in Senegal, but had character. We visited the municipal market (no flies at this one thank goodness ) the local people buy at the market and then take their purchases back to their communities or villages and sell on to those who are unable to get to the main market.The fish market was in a different area so it was nice to wander through the stalls without having to hold your nose.We passed the court house, the ...
... element as people who were cack-handed near a hot-plate had to be taught by the volatile chef. Neverthless they all produced some version of the dish, whether it was edible or not was left to the passengers, who were invited up to have a taste.
Afterwards we went along and had a look in the boutique, where I bought a reversible maxi-dress complete with wrap for only £45.00. I also spotted an absolutely gorgeous ...
... so we are pleased to be among those who have ‘discovered’ this unusual and interesting destination.
As we left the city centre behind we joined a dual carriageway and the road surface improved a lot, giving us a quieter and smoother ride. The road climbed steadily, giving us superb views of beautiful green valleys and dales with tiny cultivated fields. Against the backdrop of jagged peaks the vista was breathtaking.