Cape Verde is one of the most natural, unspoilt, beautiful places I have ever been.

Its white sandy beaches are to die and their way of life is fascinating. Although there is a dark side to it which is the poverty I got to witness first hand. I went for a weeks summer holiday and to be honest there isn’t really much to do there so if you are an avid sunbather and reader this is the place for you but when we did manage to get out of the hotel and into the local towns and villages it was a completely different story. Witnessing poverty to that extent first hand has changed my life. It really makes you appreciate what we have and how much we take simple things for granted. Right now I’m typing on my brand new apple mac which I obviously needed (NOT) and they can’t even afford a real apple. My friend and I took some food for the local children from the hotel and some toys and having to teach children of 7 and 8 how to play with bubbles was another thing in itself.

It was amazing though, the beaches were like something off a movie and the food was to die for. They had bananas growing on the trees in the street and coconuts on the beach. The sea was quite strong but watching the waves curl was mesmerising and it was the clearest water I have ever seen. We got the chance to snorkle over a ship wreck and see millions of fish in their natural habitat as well as wading with sharks! I think the tourism will help this country loads and I would really love to hear other peoples stories about this amazing island!
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Hi! Im Freya. Im 23 and this my escape from life into my own little world visiting, tasting and trying the things I love! Hoping that everyone will enjoy my posts and give others ideas of what they would like and hopefully I can steal some ideas back!

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