02 May 2010
After 105 days, we are homeward bound after spending April in Africa.
Cape Verde is an island nation west of Senegal.
It already feels different, yet we are still four days at sea before arriving at Barbados. Cape Verde even looks somewhat between a Caribbean island and Africa.
Life is better here than the mainland. Unfortunately, there is still plenty of poverty.
But, Cape Verde does have a stable democracy, literacy is extremely high, and life expectancy is about 70 years (as opposed to Africa’s mid 50s, and developed countries' high 70s).
What a difference a day makes.