Travel Blogs from Fogo
... and tall peaks and the harbour, in which the ship docked, was formed from a volcanic crater. We took a shuttle bus into the town, a journey of only ten minutes at most. I suppose the best that could be said was that the area could be a Canary island in the making but that it is in the very early stages of development. It was a photogenic walk along the seafront with some old and colourful Portuguese style buildings and plenty of colourful characters. We climbed ...
... for shipping slaves. Today as we
set out to go to the old fort, we were distracted by the bustling
scene in the public market. Walking vendors carry most of their
wares on their heads. A woman selling cheap sandals has a bunch of
sandals on top of her head. Another woman selling vegetables has a
big basin full of various vegetables. One ...
... fishing rights. It is a tale we have heard across West Africa. The Chinese seem to have a finger in everyone's pie.
In the afternoon we took a trip out to the old Cidade Velha. We saw the enormous fort overlooking this village, and finished the day perfectly by wandering round ancient cobbled streets with names like Rue de Banana followed by a drink overlooking the sea.
... 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
... colony Cape Verde is now Independent since 1975 It is a population of 90,000 mostly of Portuguese/African descent.
Our Tour took us in a rickety old bus down rough streets, some cobbled, and up into the mountains. Mount Vert as the name implies a geen mountain . From there we could see Mondilla and the harbour and our ship in dock. The land is very dry and arid as the the Sahara winds blow here sand from the Sahara desert and offers ...
Other places to stay in Fogo
Sao Filipe, Fogo | 3 star hotelfrom $104