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São Tomé and Príncipe

A sad place

sunny 101 °F

São Tomé the capital city of the small island country of São Tomé and Príncipe is a sad place. The roads, sidewalks, and buildings are broken; people are in your face asking for money and looking very unfriendly. The market is dirtier and smellier than any we had previously visited. The literacy rate is 66%, and they had a long civil war following independence from Portugal. No wonder there is no singing and dancing here - at least as far as we could see. or maybe it’s because it’s so hot. São Tomé is right on the equator; the temperature was over 100 degrees and the humidity 85% Whew!

The capital city

The capital city

Rotting boat in harbor

Rotting boat in harbor

Chickens for sale

Chickens for sale

Posted by HopeEakins 02:09 Archived in Sao Tome and Principe

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