Cape Verde is an island off the coast of Africa, not far from the Gambia and Senegal. It’s often dubbed the African Caribbean and having been to quite a few of the Caribbean islands I can see why. With very little to do on the island, it’s the ideal place to unwind on the never-ending white beaches. Its still relatively untouched by tourism and therefore remains unspoiled. Life is simple there; their days revolve around catching fish, cutting it into portions and then either selling it to restaurants or taking it home to be cooked. Fish doesn’t much fresher than that. People sit on the pavements seemingly all day, sometimes socializing and sometimes sitting quietly and everyone seems to live by the mantra of ‘no stress’. There is something so attractive about their outlook to life where they prioritize their families over money, working hard to send money back to their native islands to feed their younger siblings. There is something to be learnt from their big hearts, if they can find happiness with so little, then why do we struggle to find happiness with so much?
All photos taken by me