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This picture was taken in the isle of Boavista, Capo Verde. Cape Verde is made by several islands, each one rather different from any other in terms of landscape. Some are sandy and harsh, others are covered with forests and plants. Boavista is a desert island, surrounded by long sandy beaches with blue sea and nobody around for miles. Is is not one of the more touristic islands, but there are good accomodations in the main town. Then the best way to visit the isle is to rent a 4-wheel drive vehicle and tour around, discovering every day a new beach. Then, in the evening, you can come back to your hotel, have a swim in the pool, a good shower, and enjoy some "catch-of-the-day" fish for dinner.

Let me say that Cape Verde is not a tropical paradise, as it is often sold by the travel agencies. The ocean can be cold, windy, and waves are usually at least two meters high on the beach. So if you are looking for sunbaths, calm and warm sea, and imagine yourself sipping a dring near the sea, you migh be partially disillused. Still, Capo Verde is a wanderfull place for its people and the beauty of its landscape, but the best way to enjoy it is to travel around, and not staying the whole week at the hotel as many tourists do (complaining because it is windy or the ocean is not warm enough !).
This picture was taken inland (the isle is roughly 30 Km diameter, more or less) in a clody day.

The picture was scanned by a Velvia 50 color slide

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