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Cape Verde

Discussion in 'Africa' started by Sissi Beau, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Sissi Beau

    Sissi Beau New Member

    In some languages Verde means green, so if you speak Portuguese, Spanish or French you may wonder why these islands are redder than mars' surface. The main reason is because the archipelago is formed by volcanic islands and the ashy plutonic rocks have that color. But don't let that stop you, you can still have the time of your life, because those islands are full of life.
    The beaches are extensive, and with the water temperature being similar to a bath you'll never want to leave! Depending on the island you chose you may have different cultural attractions like churches, mountains or strongholds. But the music and the dancing are the soul of the country. You can find very good Funaná or Morna dancers who will teach you all about those sexy dances with African, Portuguese and Brazilian influences or if you prefer to stay quiet, just listen to the songs that accompany the dances (that can be happy and sexy or melancholic and lyrical).
     
  2. integrity101

    integrity101 New Member

    What is the national language in Cape Verde? Do they speak English, French, or Portuguese? Looks like an interesting destination. Tell us more about the hotels and safety standards.
     
  3. Phileas80

    Phileas80 Member

    As an urban dweller looking for a good place to holiday which islands offer a good mix of beach fun and good restaurants and bars? Also how far are some of the islands apart by boat or plane. Is it realistically possible to island hop in one or two days to get a feel of the country?

    With the emergence of the new African music scene Capo Verde is becoming more interesting for African tourists.
     
  4. Quazi

    Quazi Member

    An interesting thing is if you look at the old volanoe mountain in the area on Google earth you can see where people have drawn love hearts or peoples names with placed rocks.
    My boss went there earlier this year and is now waiting for the Google earth images to update so he can check out his rude addition
     
  5. Corzhens

    Corzhens Active Member

    This Cape Verde looks like a verdant place for a nature lover. And with the islands, surely it would be great for an island-hopping activity. However, Africa is very far from the Philippines. My husband had once inquired on the plane tickets when he met a friend from Burkina Faso, a mildly progressive country in Africa. We have to take a plane for the Middle East and then take another plane to Africa. It is actually more expensive than going to America that's why my amusement is just in reading posts here because going there is an impossibility for now.
     
  6. Phileas80

    Phileas80 Member

    Well you can explore the country fully on google! It's a collection of islands that is growing with regards to tourism and has a lot of great water sport options.