Blogs from Sao Tome & Principe, Africa


Africa » Sao Tome & Principe » São Tomé January 17th 2016

Sao Tome, One of the best indicators of how poor a country is, is the exchange rate per the U.S. dollar. For Ghana, Togo, Benin it was 600+ to 1 dollar. For Sao Tome it was 22,800 to a dollar. Our ship was only the second passenger ship to vist the island. Needless to say, they were not experiences handling a lot of tourists arriving all at once, The country gained independence from Portugal in 1975.... read more

Africa » Sao Tome & Principe November 3rd 2011

Hey everyone - greetings from paradise! We landed in Sao Tome this afternoon and I will say - it's like a touch of Paradise. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous - and HOT! It was a pretty uneventful day, actually. We were all up and at 'em at the Keekerok Lodge in Kenya, ready for our early flight back to Nairobi - and then on to our own aircraft and off to Sao Tome. It was a 4 hour 30 minute flight - allowing enough time for lunch, naps, visits, etc. We landed in Sao Tome - very small airport - very small town - absolutely beautiful resort hotel. The view from the terrace is just breath-taking! A few of us hopped in a cab, once we had settled in to our rooms, and headed into town. Sao Tome ... read more
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