Miko the Kitty
: On September 12 Cape Verde celebrates its National Day. This amazing country consists of 10 different islands off the coast of Western Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. The once uninhabited islands are now a buzzing center for tourism. Having incredible high rocky mountains, beautiful white sand beaches and stunning deserts, the country offers a variety of contrasting landscapes ready to be discovered. http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/1729942.jpg
Places to visit and not to miss include Mount Fogo, the only active volcano in the country and Santo Antão, an area filled with spectacular canyons and valleys. The beaches of Boa Vista and Sal are popular places too and ideal for practicing windsurfing, snorkeling or scuba diving. Don’t forget to experience some of the Creole culture; try foods such as Cuscuz, a traditional breakfast or the Cachupa, Cape Verde’s national dish. Don’t miss also a shot of Grog, a traditional sugar cane liquor made on the islands.
Finally you shouldn’t miss listening to groups play Morna music. Cape Verde is still relatively young to tourism so there is still a feeling of untouched and authentic traditional culture around the islands. This destination is definitively a place not to miss for the adventurer within you!