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... top of the Belem tower, a smaller version of the Belem tower in Lisbon. We walked to the outdoor market, the usual collection of clothes and local handicrafts and then wandered along some of the side streets, passing the President's palace, an indoor fruit and vegetable market and the main church and then arrived at the Hotel Porto Grande, where we stopped for two coffees and two beers for the sum of 6 Euros. It was a comfortable hotel with a good outside view of ...
... she is selling
salad! A girl in front of the market gates, has a basket full of
colorful socks and girls underwear.
Inside the market, there is a rhythm.
It is like a perfect choreography of colors and sights. A mother
with her baby on her back reached out for three papayas and handed
her escudos to the vendor. In front ...
We are on Santiago the main island of the Cape Verde (pronounced Cape Verd) archipelago, an ex Portuguese colony 300 miles off the Coast of West Africa. Our ship is docked in in Praia, the capital of the country. The people look very African but there is something European about the tourism. Certainly its a lot different from mainland Africa. On this island all the inhabitants look ...
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 ...
... contrast of green fertile irrigated valleys and sand dunes of genuine Sahara white sand. The sea is an amazing colour blue and some areas of beach are well known to surfers.Our guide Carlos was excellent and made it clear to us that the island was a struggling economy that barely keeps its inhabitants fed from its crops that frequently fail from the dry weather and lack of rainfall,l in fact this year they did not have their usual rainfall ...