First (only) visit: April 2007
Visited: Praia, Cidade Velha
Cape Verde was a surprise. I didn't expect to like it, and imagine I visited what is supposed to be the least interesting island. I even loved the capital Praia with its declining colonial people, a nostalgic mood and friendly people, with the waves beating along the rugged coast. I had a bizarre experience at the airport upon leaving where I was called up by security while just sitting in the area before check-in and interrogated considerably, while also being offered coffee! A lovely place, for sure to be repeated thoroughly.
Highlight: Rugged landscapes and the sea.
Rank: 10/217 - Just making the Top 10.