What will tourism be like in the ‘after corona’ era? At the moment it’s maybe too early to speculate, but than again: hope dies last…
I guess it’s time for slow tourism in the future, like the life style of Cape Verde. Travelling with time on your side and your eyes wide open, instead of frantic island hopping. Not try to do Europe or Africa in a fortnight, but honestly ask yourself: If I could make one voyage this year, where would I like to go, to add some adventure and experience to my life.
Cape Verde -or Cabo Verde, as we call it- is an attractive destination for everybody. I know, because 8 years ago I left Europe to live here.
The beautiful archipelago Cabo Verde exists of nine totally different islands. There’s big (Santiago) and small (Mayo). There’s flat with sandy beaches (Sal, Boa Vista). There’s mountaineous with secret stoney beaches (San Antão, Sao Nicolau). There’s one with an active vulcano (Fogo), and one called the cultural capital (Sao Vicente).
And there’s Brava, ilha das flores, flower island. That’s where I live.
Brava is the smallest inhabited Capeverdean island. Transport-wise it feels like the end of the world. First fly to capital Praia on the island Santiago. Than by boat: first stop Fogo, next and last stop Brava.
From the harbour in Furna you cross the island by car to reach Kaza di Zaza, in the tiny fishing village Fajã d’Água.
the most authentic island of Cape Verde
fishing with locals
three basic apartments with ocean view
Sneak preview of the secret island Brava. Inhale, relax, wonder.
Coming weeks I will continue to inform you on Cape Verde, in general, and especially Brava. I will tell you why Brava, in my opinion, is called ilha das flores. I will tell you about the climate of Cabo Verde and the different seasons. And do you have a question? I will try to answer it.