Pensao Porta Do Vento
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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 ...
... 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 ...
Hello, thought it time to touch base again in case you think we are lost at sea. Satellite Internet is very slow as we cross the Atlantic and Yahoo does not appear compatible - I see I have messages from some of you but have been unable to get in to open them. Since my last blog we have crossed the Tropic of Capricorn and are now heading to the Equator, which we are due to cross I, think in 2 days. The weather has changed and there is no longer a chill in the air although it has ...
- Stopped in Cape Verde Islands, traveled southwest and reached the coast of Brazil towards Cape St. Augustine
- The rest of the voyage was disrupted but claimed to continue South
So at sea for 6 whole days, what do you do?
Well I'll tell you... eat, sleep, go to the theatre, sunbathe, go to parties. 6 days goes very quickly. MSC organised a world champions quiz and everyone divided into teams, our team was UGANDA! We did not win, but we were known by all for our cheering. On ...