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Our route starts on the coast beside a pig farm. A large stone bench seems ideal for sorting ourselves out before setting off, until Hetty tells us it’s where coffins are laid before being carried to a church…

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Seven nights spent exploring three islands with guides and accommodation arranged by Archipelago Choice revealed that many people who visit Cape Verde only ever get to see the purpose-built version.

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Below us, way below us, is a deep, wide scar in the earth. Running through its centre is a lime green fertile strip, a veritable oasis of agricultural activity which separates walls of hard, jagged peaks. The line of the Ribeira do Paul.

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Exceptional hikes have something unique to them which makes them stand out from the crowd. That something might be big like Italy’s Monte Isola, the largest lake island in Europe…

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Experience the World Like a Local

On February 11, 2016 By

One of the travel trends predicted for this year is an increase in people wanting to experience the destinations they visit like a local. The sentiment is admirable; it’s about getting under the skin of a destination. Seeing something different…

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“An empty bag cannot stand up,” says Hetty, handing me two large, heavy and still hot Tupperware containers to pack into my rucksack…

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When you’re walking long distances, your feet find their own rhythm, allowing your mind and ears to fall in step so that the act of putting one foot in front of another becomes a vehicle for your thoughts…

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