Abandoned lighthouse in Santa Antao, Cape Verde, west Africa,

Abandoned lighthouse in Santa Antao, Cape Verde, west Africa, The station was established in 1889 however it is not known when the lighthouse was built

"Cape Verde has miles and miles of virgin coastline, but without the palm trees. Whether white or black sands, the shores are breathtakingly beautiful – and many of them are remote and desolate too."

Boa Vista sand dunes by the sea Cape Verde Beach, West Africa

Ribeira Grande: "Th e town, known to most as Povoação, is a muddle of cobbled streets crammed into the space between the cliffs and the sea, and overflowing up the mouths of the two ribeiras: Ribeira Grande and Ribeira de Torre." Cape Verde

"The town, known to most as Povoação, is a muddle of cobbled streets crammed into the space between the cliffs and the sea, and overflowing up the mouths of the two ribeiras Cape Verde

In a Cape Verdean town of Mindelo on the island of São Vicente there's wonderful old buildings some of which have been abandoned including this beautiful house of fading yellow walls which even as it crumbles is an elegant reminder of days gone by.

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Mindelo, Cape Verdean, Sao Vicente - Fading yellow walls and bricked up doors

A fishing boat off Sal Island, Cape Verde.  #Capeverde

The idyllic islands of Cape Verde

Photo taken Sept 2013 in Palmeira, Sal, Cape Verde #TeamCapeVerdean #TeamFunana

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Photo taken Sept 2013 in Palmeira, Sal, Cape Verde (check out the product endorsement)

Bacalhau a Gomes de Sa, Cape Verde Cod Fish. This traditional Portuguese cod fish recipe comes from the islands of Cape Verde.

Bacalhau a Gomes de Sa (Salt Cod, Onions and Potatoes) Recipe : Emeril Lagasse : Recipes : Food Network

Sal, or Ilha Do Sal ('the island of salt', referring to the saltmines) in Cape Verde, with this woman trying to sell her catch of the day.

Sal, or Ilha Do Sal ('the island of salt', referring to the saltmines) in Cape Verde, with this woman trying to sell her catch of the day.

Cape Verde Food | Cook Guru | Cape Verdean Cuisine: Pudim de Queijo (Cheese Pudding)

Ingredients: - 80 gr of buttery cheese - 550 gr of sugar - 2 dl of water - 30 gr of margarine - 15 gr of flour without baking powder - 15 g.

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Children riding a Donkey on the Cape Verde Islands -- coastal west Africa

The vibrant and colourful Mardi Gras Carnaval in Mindelo, Cape Verde. Picture taken by www.sailcapeverde.com

The vibrant and colourful Mardi Gras Carnaval in Mindelo, Cape Verde

Cape Verdean Coconut Milkshake (with lashings of ice cream)

Coconut Milkshake

Serves 2 Slurping this Cape Verdean inspired coconut milkshake is a lesson in the happy things sugar can do for us. The cinnamon sticks are the best part – as you dunk them in the milkshake a…

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