Cape Verde Photo Diary
I just got back from a holiday to Cape Verde with my Mum and my brother and I’m already missing it. It was relatively uneventful, but it was always intended to be that way. I’m not usually a huge fan of such holidays that tend to revolve around the swimming pool, the beach and relaxing. I tend to be slightly more active and always seek adventure, being too fidgety to sit still in the name of relaxation. I’m of the mindset that you have to do as much as possible or else live in regret of not knowing what you missed out on. However that being said, it was surprisingly lovely to take some time to recuperate with the help of the sun, sea and good food. After working solidly for months now, it was just what I needed. My brother had us in fits of laughter the whole time as he usually does, sprits were high and it was great to spend some quality time together with my family. Our days started with fresh watermelon and oranges for breakfast and ended with a couple of beers watching the sunset over the beach. Of course it wasn’t solely sun bathing; we swam with sharks, snorkeled the glorious reefs and dived into rock pools; the Cape Verdean islands are not short of water activities. Of course visiting a new place always sparks a surge of wanderlust in me and I leave with a whole load of new locations to add to my bucket list. I left Cape Verde with a huge desire to visit more of mainland Africa and places such as Zanzibar, Kenya and Mozambique have rapidly shot to the top of my list. Also did you know that there is a naturally pink lake in Senegal? Take a look at lake Retba and tell me it doesn’t make you want to fly to Africa immediately.