Cabo Verde

Officially the Republic of Cape Verde, is an independent country, spanning an archipelago of 10 islands located in the central Atlantic Ocean, 570 kilometres (350 miles) off the coast of Western Africa near Gambia.

Everyone else goes here for a fantastic holiday, away from the dreadful European weather during the winter. I - of course - take a truck-load of germs with me and consequentially develop a 39,9°C fever, that keeps me in bed for the best part of a week.

Fortunately, our destination - the isle of Sal - is a barren wasteland, with nothing to do. The Cape Verdeans made a smart move here. Bunk your tourists in luxury four star hotels and make sure they don't find a reason to leave the premises.