Hotel Spinguera Ecolodge
Travel Blogs from Espingueira
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
- 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
... in Brasil afterwords people we didn't know would randomly yell ..' U-GANDA' at us!
On the 10th of November we crossed the equator - MSC had a Baptism by Neptune cermony to mark the occasion which involved having a ladle of water poured on your head and then kissing an octupus. I just watched ;)
... damn good for a commercial port, at least we didnt see rats the size of dogs like in Manaus. We have now cast off the lines, hopefully with all the crew back on board, and are heading north, north eastish, to the rock, Gibraltar, apparently another 6 days, i guess we are about halfway back to Marseille now. Fingers crossed the sea will be ok till gib, then just the gulf of Leon to get passed. that usually gives you a good whacking, hmm cant wait.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet