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Review of Casa das Ilhas, Santo Antao, Cape Verde

November 17, 2015 Jack 0

Casa das Ilhas sits in the Ribeira do Paul, one of the most beautiful valleys you’ll see anywhere, in the north east of Santo Antao. Although it’s not actually far from the coast, it feels as though it may as well be Shangri-La […]

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Marvellous Mindelo

September 13, 2015 Andy 0

No stranger to its role as a stepping stone, Mindelo first found its purpose 300 years ago when the British established a refuelling station for trans-Atlantic shipping… […]

Sao Vicente, Cape Verde
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Cape Verde Set In Stone

May 31, 2015 Andy 0

Task Google Earth with giving you directions on the Mindelo to Porto Novo road and it will tell you it takes just 28 minutes to drive from coast to coast. Google Earth has clearly never driven it… […]

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Food and Drink in Cape Verde

May 19, 2015 Jack 0

The famous dish of Cape Verde, cachupa is basically a tasty stew of vegetables, beans and chunks of meat flavoured by herbs and spices… […]

Pop-up café, Cape Verde style
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Old Values For A New World in Cape Verde

May 18, 2015 Andy 1

Sparked by the view of the cemetery on the hill and despite the effort of the climb, all the way up Hetty regales us with tales of her grandmother, a woman who fought hard all her life to make a home for her family… […]