We plan to first visit Mindelo on the island of São Vicente. We will stay in Porto Novo, the capital of Santo Antão, the island nearest to São Vicente. After a couple of days we will head back to Mindelo where we’ll stay for the remainder of our trip before heading back to Amsterdam.
Even though the Cabo Verdean islands are located next to Senegal, I have never been there. One side of my family is Cabo Verdean and they are a large community in Senegal, so I am very excited to visit. Even in Rotterdam, the Netherlands there is a large community that is of Cabo Verdean descent.
Mindelo, São Vicente
Mindelo is the capital of São Vicente and the famous singer Cesária Évora was born in Mindelo. Also, Mindelo is located between the islands of Santo Antão and Santa Luzia, with the Canal de São Vicente separating it from Santo Antão. I expect to see a lot of historic artifacts and beaches during my stay in Mindelo.
Porto Novo, Santo Antão
Santo Antão, is actually the westernmost large island in Cape Verde and the continent of Africa. I expect to see some amazing landscape on Santo Antão, due to their vulcanic mountains and rivers in between. I expect to do a lot of hiking on this island too.