Travel Espargos, Cape Verde

The children of Villa dos Espargos

January 30th, 2010

Espargos is located in the heart of Sal in Cape Verde and known for its brightly coloured houses and friendly locals. Espargos is connection with the city of Santa Maria to the south, Palmeira to the west, Pedra de Lume to the east and Reguinha de Fiura to the north.

Espargos, also known as Villa dos Espargos, is the commercial and political centre of Sal. Other important activities include fishing and the salt collection industry.

Little boy in Espargos, Cape Verde Little boy in Espargos, Cape..

Most of the tourists that come to Espargos have their base in Santa Maria and visit during a day trip. Espargos itself has some hotels, restaurants and bars but the main touristic developments have taken place in the south of the island.

When we arrived by touring coach the children of Espargos soon formed a group around us asking for pens and sweets. It was hard to get reality thrown in your face like that and all of a sudden you realize how privileged you are to be able to do the things you do everyday. The children had such joy while playing and making fun of us and each other, I don't think I've ever saw kids being that happy in my life.

These children grow up in such an adult world where they are growing up so fast it was nice to see them just playing like kids are supposed to.

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Travel Tips for Espargos Cape Verde:

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What to do in Espargos: Please bring pens, pencils, sweets or toys for the children in Espargos. They really need some help and will be more than grateful.

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Travel Pictures of Espargos, Cape Verde

  • Little boy in Espargos, Cape Verde Little boy in Espargos, Cape Verde
  • Boy checking out the tattoo of a tourist Boy checking out the tattoo of a tourist
  • Families at the fishing town on Espargos Families at the fishing town on Espargos
  • Young girl at the harbour of Espargos Young girl at the harbour of Espargos
  • Cleaning the fish in Espargos Cleaning the fish in Espargos
  • Locals having fun on Cape Verde Locals having fun on Cape Verde
  • Locals and tourists in Espargos Locals and tourists in Espargos
  • Houses in Espargos, Cape Verde Houses in Espargos, Cape Verde
  • Little Cape Verdian girl Little Cape Verdian girl
  • On the playground in Espargos On the playground in Espargos
  • Kids in Espargos playing Kids in Espargos playing
  • The Houses of Espargos, Sal The Houses of Espargos, Sal
  • Children asking for sweets in Espargos Children asking for sweets in Espargos
  • Cape Verdian kids playing around Cape Verdian kids playing around
  • Local girls carrying water Local girls carrying water
  • Playing kids in Espargos Playing kids in Espargos
  • Street pictures of Cape Verde Street pictures of Cape Verde
  • Cape Verdian kids asking for pencils Cape Verdian kids asking for pencils
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Name: Mari
Age: 26-33
Travel type: Couples vacation

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The children of Villa dos Espargos
Continent: Africa
Country: Cape Verde
City: Espargos
Period: Jun 2007
Lenght of stay: -
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Travel Review

Liked: Spending some time with the children
Disliked: Having to leave..
Trip Rating: Excellent

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