Category: Africa

A winter escape in Cape Verde

We decided to escape the cool temperatures in the UK for a few days recently with a holiday in Cape Verde. Cape Verde is a group of ten islands off the coast of West Africa, more or less level with Senegal. The temperatures were around 28C while we were there, although it could be quite windy. We stayed on the…

Gede

Gede – blue monkeys come skittering up the road, greedy for their next meal. Don’t feed the monkeys it says, but no-one talks a bit of notice, least of all the local guide telling the story of the forgotton city. One monkey, aptly named Saddam, eagerly stuffs his face with bananas, his cheeks bulging as he stores food for later,…