Cape Verde – Dream Destination
Not everyone thinks of going to Africa for their holidays, but it’s easily my favorite place. The Cape Verde Islands are just off the West Coast of Africa, and are actually a part of Africa. They’re almost directly on the equator, so pretty much every day there’s bright blue skies and hot sunny weather. There are ten islands in Cape Verde, formed by volcanoes under the sea. The Capital city, Praia is on an island called Santiago which I have never visited, but I’ve been to the two islands that are better known for tourism; Sal and Boa Vista (on the right of the map).
For me, Cape Verde isn’t just a place, I have so many memories there, from learning to kitesurf and windsurf, making friends and even just chilling out on the beach watching professional kitesurfers battle it out at the world class break Ponta Preta. One of my favourite parts of going to Cape Verde is how relaxed everything is, as soon as the sun goes down, everything stops, you go to bed to get up for an early morning kitesurf or go to a party, if you know the right people that is ;). The people are friendly and fun, and are more than willing to help you if you’re lost and they’ll happily show you the best places to eat, shop and relax on the island.