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Apr 15, 2014 - Mindelo, Cape Verde

4/15 – 4/16 The next day we traveled 194 miles from Praia to Mindelo, Cape Verde. We docked in Mindelo for two days. The first day we took the shuttle into town and hired a taxi to take us around the island. We drove up a large volcano that provided beautiful views of the island and the town of Mindelo. It also provided some harry single lane roads. We drove through some small villages and ended up on a couple nice beaches. The taxi driver did not speak English so communications were sometimes difficult. The second day Joan went shopping...

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Mar 26, 2009 - Don't let the bed bugs bite!

After three days at sea we arrived in Cape Verde. I woke up early and took the shuttle from the port to Mindelo. It's a cute little town with brightly colored buildings. Unfortunately they don't have any street signs so I had trouble finding my way to the internet cafe. After asking half a dozen people I was personally escorted to one. The barefoot young man didn't speak English but he understood dollars. I was so relieved to upload my assignments. Next weeks work can wait till I come home. One thing I wasn't comfortable waiting on were the...

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Nov 12, 2005 - Cape Verde Island

Cape Verde Islands both profit and suffer from their location. We sailed mostly north and a bit west all day yesterday to reach this spot. These nine volcanic blips are so far from anything that people kept discovering, forgetting, and rediscovering them since 1455 when the Portuguese first stumbled upon them. And yet, they are visited by a steady stream of ships and aircraft since their location is a stepping stone for those traveling from Africa to the New World. Cape Verde belonged to the Portuguese until the 1980's. Residents are a...

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