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Some useful tips and stories from Expats and regular visitors to Sal, Cape Verde. Including travel, visa's, flights and more

Importing Goods by Air Cargo - Oct 2018
Importing Goods by Air Cargo - Oct 2018
Cheryl Thomas - 24, Wednesday, October 24, 2018

This was the first time that I'd organised to send over items by air cargo using a freight forwarder without the help or involvement of someone else. This time I'd contacted the freight forwarder to ask what I needed to do and about the process so I could write about it. +

The power of Paying Forward - by Dream Big (A.Foreman)
The power of Paying Forward - by Dream Big (A.Foreman)
Cheryl Thomas - 27, Thursday, September 27, 2018

I felt you were all due a long awaiting update from DREAM BIG. It's been an eventful summer and some truly incredible things have been happening. +

Importing Goods to Cape Verde - by Alice in Wonderland
Importing Goods to Cape Verde - by Alice in Wonderland
Cheryl Thomas - 27, Thursday, September 27, 2018

Importing goods from the UK to Sal - An apartment owners experiences +

Sao Vicente, UB40 and Santo Antao - Trip by Amy at SurfhubCV
Sao Vicente, UB40 and Santo Antao - Trip by Amy at SurfhubCV
Cheryl Thomas - 30, Thursday, August 30, 2018

A great way to have a little break from Sal. Now we have Binter operating instead of TACV the flights are so much easier and cheaper. It's around 40euros per person one way from Sal, to the island of Sao Vicente (SV) and the boat from the port in Mindelo to the island of Santo Antao is 8 euros.  +

PAGALI - Online Payment System - by Philip
PAGALI - Online Payment System - by Philip
Cheryl Thomas - 25, Monday, September 25, 2017

Pay your bills all in one place with Pagali. The new Pagali Payment system has recently been introduced in Cape Verde. Those that haven't as yet set themselves up to use the new system may find the following information helpful. How to open a Pagali account, associated your first service & pay a bill:      +

Felicia the cat wants to introduce herself to your readers
Felicia the cat wants to introduce herself to your readers
Cheryl Thomas - 06, Thursday, April 06, 2017

Please allow me to introduce myself: my name is Felicia the cat and I was born on Brava, one of the most remote islands of Cape Verde. +

A single woman's tale from living on Fogo, Cape Verde
A single woman's tale from living on Fogo, Cape Verde
Cheryl Thomas - 03, Monday, April 03, 2017

Gerda is from Holland and having lived in Norway and spent time in Niger with the Tuareg she decided to build a house on Brava, one of the smaller islands of Cape Verde. It was very brave and the house is lovely but now it is up for sale as it was just too remote.  +

It's carnival time in Mindelo, Sao Vicente - by P.Pritchard
It's carnival time in Mindelo, Sao Vicente - by P.Pritchard
Cheryl Thomas - 02, Sunday, April 02, 2017

A number of regular visitors to Sal had decided to go to Sao Vicente for the carnival this year. The trip was organised by Tracey who works for a tour operator on Sal (but who is also a friend to all those going) . +

My day trip to Santo Antao with friends - by P.Pritchard
My day trip to Santo Antao with friends - by P.Pritchard
Cheryl Thomas - 02, Sunday, April 02, 2017

19 of us from Sal had travelled by plane to Sao Vicente for the February Carnival. Our group was made up of a number of British expats and regular visitors to Sal.  +

A weekend excursion to Cha das Caldeiras on Fogo by Sarah Litchfield
A weekend excursion to Cha das Caldeiras on Fogo by Sarah Litchfield
Cheryl Thomas - 16, Thursday, March 16, 2017

In March 2017 I returned to the island of Fogo. After living on Fogo for a number of years, I wanted to go back and spend some time there and visit the friends I'd made. +