Hiking

A wake up call, pondering mornings on the trail

May 11, 2020 Jack 0

Pull on a pair of hiking boots in the morning and an anticipatory thrill zings through the laces at the thought of what unexpected treasures lie ahead on whatever dirt track/forest path/rocky road leads into a promising distance. […]

Cape Verde

Sal on Cape Verde, Tourist Hell or Heaven?

December 16, 2015 Jack 1

I didn’t know a lot about Sal, one of the Cape Verde islands, before we touched down. I knew plenty of people who’d been and the description had generally been ‘good weather, great beaches, not a lot else.’ […]

Africa

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… […]

Pop-up café, Cape Verde style
Africa

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… […]