Quite unlike anywhere else in Africa in topography and culture, Cape Verde has one of the world’s most egalitarian and peaceful mixed-race societies. Caboverdeans set great store by two abstract concepts: sodade, a melancholic, nostalgic love for their homeland which is expressed through their superb, gypsy-like music; and morabeza, which roughly translates as warm hospitality, a quality which you will not fail to experience if you venture away from the newly developed resort areas on Sal and Boa Vista to seek out the islands’ local hangouts. . .
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Links we like
CaboVerde.com Unofficial tourist site – chaotic but informative.
ECaboverde Anybody can upload photos of the islands here – great for local flavour.
República de Cabo Verde Government site; includes national news.
Virtual Cape Verde Useful portal stuffed with links to visa info, news, radio stations and more.
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