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... 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 ...
... I showed them their photos.
At a small plaza near our shuttle drop
off point, there are four boys and girls, they all posed for
photographs for us. They are wide -eyed and grinning; girls with
tiny colorful beads on their hair and boys with cheap sandals.
“Obrigado!” they all said after I
... 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 ...
Praia is in Cape Verde, a volcanic archipelago of ten islands and five islets and was a Portuguese territory until independence in 1975. Cape Verde has tragic history having been exploited from all corners of the Atlantic but now is self governing and has a hopeful future. In consequence the cultural mix is extraordinary and the people are very proud of their musical traditions.We took a tour called Historical Praia & Cidade Velha (The oldest settlement in the Cape ...
... 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 ...