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What is there do on Sal island in Cape Verde?

When I was in The Gambia, a British tourist told me there wasn’t a blade of grass on the isle of Sal and it was just a rock. 583 more words


Farol Da Ponta do Sino Lighthouse

Farol Da Ponta do Sino Lighthouse 

Santa Maria, Sal, Cape Verde 


9 Metres High


The former head of Cape Verde criticized the West's policy towards Syria

President of Cape Verde, Pedro Pires, criticized the West’s policy in Syria and called it hypocritical.

During the meeting with members of the Organization in Solidarity with the People of Africa, Asia, and Latin America (OSPAAAL) in Cuba, Pires expressed his solidarity with the Syrian people in his struggle for independence and confrontation with the colonial powers, stressing that those nations that honestly defend their sovereignty, are winners. 12 more words


Foreign Service Blogs (II)

Discovering more blogs kept by Foreign Service Officers, old and new, from DC to Bucharest, from cat-lovers to chess masters.

Cross Words

Among the most interesting aspects of this blog is the lack of a lapel pin declaring the author a Foreign Service Officer. 189 more words

Foreign Service

Postcard from my bookshelf #3

This month sees the first blind selection from the nearly 200 applications I have received so far for this project. I used an online random-number generator to make the pick and counted down the comments until I arrived at the corresponding entry. 681 more words


Ceuzany: Ilha d’Melodia

Bridge to Distant Islands

Listening Post 90. We think of islands as isolated places, but Cape Verde, the archipelago off Africa’s west coast, has enough tourists and more than enough expatriates to ensure constant traffic and ample opportunity for its prodigiously talented musicians to reach across the waters. 252 more words