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Hi everyone, On January 22, 2020, I went to Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde for a week's holiday. This was to compensate for the loss of a holiday to Cuba with a friend due to Thomas Cook going bust. I wasn't sure what to expect but having been to The Gambia many years ago I thought obviously it would be mostly a West African culture/vibe. I was surprised that a post-colonial Portuguese culture/vibe was very much the thing also. Ilha do Sal is flat (a salt plain) and mostly featureless but the beaches are spectacular and the town of Santa Maria, the tourist centre of the island is really nice with mostly friendly local people.
I would definitely like to go back to Cape Verde sometime post-pandemic obviously and would like to see some of the other islands. Apparently, they are all quite different from each other. Has anyone else on here been to Cape Verde? What did you think of it?
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