Cape Verde, Espargos Guide (B): Ilha do Sal: Colour Stains in a Desert
Olá from Cape Verde! More precisely from Ilha do Sal (Salt Island). After sailing the Atlantic Ocean for 5 days, my boyfriend and I are happy to find some rest and just disconnect from the world. Sailing is much harder than I expected... and those night shifts just killed me! :) Sal is supposedly the most touristy destination of Cape Verde and a good start if you're all new in the Capeverdean archipelago. For my part, I can't wait to just check-in in a nice hotel and enjoy beachlife... for some time only!
By boat, we arrive in Palmeira, home to the main port of Ilha do Sal. With the size of a fishing village, you can easily see the main spots in a few hours. But first, we need to get our visas at the local police station and that's where we realize that Cape Verde goes on a different rythm. Here, 5 minutes mean at least 1 hour. For a "quick" coffee, calculate 30-40 min. No wonder that "No Stress" is the unoffical mantra of the arcihpelago! Afterwards we'll realize that Palmeira is with Espargos the most authentic city of Sal island. Santa María, in the south, is on the best way to become a tourist stronghold. What I liked best about Palmeira were its colourful house fronts which transmitted an almost Carribean feeling. Furthermore prices were half as high as in Santa María. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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