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Santo Antão Cape Verde

Santo Antão, mainly for mountain trekking.

Didn’t do any mongering on Santo Antão. It doesn’t mean however that I didn’t keep an eye out for the possible opportunities. They sure are there. Not as obvious as in Mindelo but again I’ve no doubt that right taxi drivers would help you out. I’ll talk about my experiences and thinking on that at the end of the section. Let’s first cover general info and tourist stuff.
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Santiago Island Cape Verde

1. Praia Santiago

From a tourist perspective, Praia of Santiago, Cape Verde’s capital,  there is little to look at. Better restaurants are in the mall called Praia Shopping and along Palmarejo Baixo but better music is next to Hotel Santa Maria which is right on Rua 5 de Julho, a pedestrian only street in the center of town. I sampled some restaurants on that street too but in each one I found food rather mundane. Music though… to die for.
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