Delicious Food in Cape Verde – Part 5 (Western)

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This will be the last in the Cape Verde food series (next Cape Verde post will be on return to KL which was also eventful and first time held by Immigration – stay tuned)

When we are in Malaysia, we eat rice most of the time for lunch and dinner.… [Click to read the rest] “Delicious Food in Cape Verde – Part 5 (Western)”

An Insane Travel Idea: One Day Trip to Tarrafal Part 1

Tarrafal

The seaside town of Tarrafal lies on the other side of the island, about 70 kilometres from opposite side of Praia. It is not far but considering the condition of the road, it is expected to take us more than 2 hours to reach it. So when someone suggested for one day trip to the other side of island for a swim, at first it sounded insane but then it was clear that it was the break that everyone was waiting for.[Click to read the rest] “An Insane Travel Idea: One Day Trip to Tarrafal Part 1”

Delicious Food in Cape Verde – Part 4 (Dinner)

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When in Cape Verde, I rarely take my dinner mainly because it will be too late at night to order something from the hotel kitchen (I don’t want them to scrap the leftovers).… [Click to read the rest] “Delicious Food in Cape Verde – Part 4 (Dinner)”

Delicious Food in Cape Verde – Part 3 (Gravy)

  • Read Part 1 (Breakfast) here
  • Read Part 2 (Lunch) here

gravy

One thing that any true blue Malaysian must have when they are having their plain white rice for breakfast, lunch or dinner is gravy.

Rice unfortunately is the staple food in this part of the world and gravy have been a “close partner” when it comes to have a rice based dish.… [Click to read the rest] “Delicious Food in Cape Verde – Part 3 (Gravy)”

Delicious Food in Cape Verde – Part 2 (Lunch)

Read Part 1 (Breakfast) here

Lunch

(Cape Verde is blessed with abundance of sea food especially tuna for lunch which we can get in a bigger chunks here compared to in Malaysia. The vegetables however is nothing to shout about – we can get better vegetables here in Malaysia)

One of the key SOP when we are working at customer’s site is that firstly we minimize time taken for lunch and secondly we break into 2 teams so that there is always someone around during lunch time.… [Click to read the rest] “Delicious Food in Cape Verde – Part 2 (Lunch)”

Delicious Food in Cape Verde (Breakfast) – Part 1

Starting off the next part of the trip to Cape Verde series – I am starting off random posts on food and let’s start off with breakfast as that was the first meal we had the next day after we had checked in the hotel.

Food

As earlier mentioned, the dining area of the hotel was rather small – probably 6 small tables that could accommodate 15 – 18 people (sometimes even less).… [Click to read the rest] “Delicious Food in Cape Verde (Breakfast) – Part 1”

Trip to Cape Verde 2019: Part 5 – Miserable But Comfortable Hotel

 

Santa Maria Cape Verde Hotel Praia

(The front entrance of the hotel in Praia, Cape Verde – Image Source: Amoma)

We had a scheduled 69 days stay in Cape Verde for project implementation, so it was crucial that we nailed the accommodations right from the start.

It’s crucial because as in the past projects, we can expect stressful & long working hours – so we will always be looking forward towards to a cosy warm bed, a clean room and a minimum room service.… [Click to read the rest] “Trip to Cape Verde 2019: Part 5 – Miserable But Comfortable Hotel”

Trip to Cape Verde 2019: Part 4 – Chaos, Impatience Passengers At Airport

cape verde lisbon chaos tap return

(Chaos, confusion, uncertainty at Lisbon airport when we suppose to be in Cape Verde, we have a problem when adding impatient passengers into the equation)

The Cape Verde flight passengers started to assemble closer and rumours & assumptions started to fly – some passengers especially those with small children became restless.… [Click to read the rest] “Trip to Cape Verde 2019: Part 4 – Chaos, Impatience Passengers At Airport”

Trip to Cape Verde 2019: Part 3 – Scary Flight And Return to Lisbon

cape verde tap air portugal lisbon flight

(Calm before the storm – this was taken just before we took off from Lisbon to Cape Verde)

This is our final leg of the journey from KL to Cape Verde and this time, we changed the airline from Emirates to TAP Air Portugal, flying on the smaller Airbus A320.… [Click to read the rest] “Trip to Cape Verde 2019: Part 3 – Scary Flight And Return to Lisbon”

Trip to Cape Verde 2019: Part 1 – Long Tiring Crazy Flight Arrangement

cape verde world map

(It is on the other side of the world – Cape Verde or Cabo Verde in Portuguese and it is going to take 3 different flights to do the trip. Image source: www.mapsofworld.com)

There is a good reason why I did not post this earlier – details coming up soon.

When I first heard the name of the country; I had to google it up as well.… [Click to read the rest] “Trip to Cape Verde 2019: Part 1 – Long Tiring Crazy Flight Arrangement”

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