A sad place
18.04.2013 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!