Food and drink

Can You Trust Tripadvisor Reviews?

January 17, 2016 Jack 1

A recent travel article claimed between a third and a half of reviews posted on the travel website Tripadvisor were fake. There is no doubt there are fake reviews on Tripadvisor. But most of the ones I’ve seen are clumsy and not particularly difficult to spot. […]

Cape Verde

Footfalls to the Future, the Art of Walking

January 13, 2016 Andy 0

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… […]

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

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 […]

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… […]

Sao Vicente, Cape Verde
Africa

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… […]