Bucket List 196: Cabo Verde!

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Country 49/196: Cabo Verde. This ten-island archipelago lies approximately five hundred kilometres west of the African mainland; and that is about all it has in common with its continental neighbours. Portugal kept a strong grip on the nation until independence was gained in 1975, whilst tourism has emerged as a major driver behind its recent growth. Each island offers something slightly different: from hiking paradises in the northern islands, to package holiday havens in Sal, to volcano hunting in Fogo; you cannot fail to find something you enjoy. Unless you enjoy Grimsby, then there is no hope.

The Road Travelled

Tales From Cabo Verde

Cape Beer

December 26th, 2019 Jack Noah Rees Earlier this week, I was delayed in Dakar, after my plane from the mainland decided to take the week off. Now, in the final four days of my voyage, I must endure the most stomach-churning of ferry crossings one could possibly imagine; to some of West Africa’s remotest, and yet most active, isles. Day 75…

Con Air Senegal

December 20th, 2019 Jack Noah Rees Last week, I clandestinely crept aboard an iron ore train with its destination deep inside the vacuous heart of the great desert. This week, which I have controversially split into two posts, will be my last - as I come full circle with a return to my very first West African metropolis: Dakar. Day 71…



Country: 49/196     Visited: Winter ’19/’20


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