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Santiago

The African island

We anchor in the beautiful bay of the village Tarrafal. Santiago is the most African island with mountains and green valleys. We will spend the entire day on the island. With a taxi bus, we travel across the island to see everything the island has to offer. Our first stop is the village of the Rabelados. Since the ’40 the Rabelados are a symbol of resistance. This group has been living for the past 70 years in the mountains and have managed to preserve their traditions, culture and way of living. Our next stop is Agua Barragem a huge reservoir where we can spot birdlife. We have lunch in a Cape Verdean restaurant and taste typically Cape Verdean dishes. After lunch, we drive down narrow curvy road into a green valley. At the bottom, there is a huge Kapok tree, probably the biggest you have ever seen. Then we will visit National Park Serra Malagueta and make a beautiful walk. At the end of the day we will return to the ship. It is no exception that spontaneous parties start on the beach here, where everyone is dancing to the swinging Cape Verdean music.

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