Cape Verde

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


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Ashley | SB says:

May 6, 2015 at 5:21 pm

The water and the people are beautiful–great setting!

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Farfelue says:

May 18, 2015 at 1:17 pm

I know aren’t the Cape Verdeans such a beautiful nationality?!

Cristina says:

May 6, 2015 at 7:25 pm

Beautiful location and photos! You managed to capture life in Cape Verde perfectly :)

Farfelue says:

May 18, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Thank you – I tried to capture the real side of the island a bit as well

Eunice says:

October 27, 2015 at 11:07 pm

Don’t take it the wrong way but can you explain to me why you have the category “Africa” with Cape Verde belonging to it but not Morrocco ?!!
I’m a bit annoyed when I see that people don’t consider Morocco as being a part of Africa. Africa is such a diverse (and AMAZING) continent