Posts Tagged "Cape Verde"

Mindelo, Cape Verde

On April 15, 2014, found us in the port of Mindelo on another of the Cape Verde Islands, Sao Vincent. The ship was docked just outside of town at Porto Grande, so we decided to take the shuttle into town. Mindelo is a relatively small town and is easily explored in a couple of hours. The shuttle left us off at the Eagle Statue and from there we went up the small hill to the pink Governor’s Palace. We then came back down to the Municipal Market where mostly fruits and vegetables were sold. On our way down to the beach we passed the Señora de Luz Church. On the beach there was lots of...

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Praia, Cape Verde

We entered the harbor of Praia, the capital of Cape Verde on the island of Santiago on April 14, 2014. We took a tour that explored the island. Our first stop was in Praia where we visited the main vegetable market and wandered the town ending up at the plateau wall with a view of the harbor and the statue of Diogo Gomes who discovered Cape Verde Islands. We then went by bus to the Fortress of San Filipe which looked over Cidade Velha a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is the oldest settlement in the Cape Verde Islands. We then went down into Cidade Velha and explored this settlement. The...

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Mindelo, Cape Verde

 After four days at sea we arrived in Mindelo, Cape Verde. The sheltered harbor is the remains of a volcanic caldera. The pier is located about  a half a mile from the center of town, so today we walked to see the adjacent fishing village with its outdoor market. We then returned to the main town strolling up the main street to the Presidential Palace before returning to the ship.   Mindelo Sunset Presidential Palace Municapal Market Banana Vendor Vegetable Market Outdoor Fish Market Outdoor Fish Market Outdoor Fish Market Mindelo Harbor Mindelo Harbor Fishing Village in Mindelo Fishing...

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Mindelo, Cape Verde

After visiting Barbados, we spent 5 days at sea and on the 6th day we docked in Mindelo, Cape Verde at 7:50 am.           Cape Verde logo Entrance to Porto Grande Street Vendors Igreja Luz Church Municipal Market Rua di Lisboa Rua de Santo Antonio Cabral-coutinho Monument Mindelo...

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