Last week we went for a short hiking holiday to Cape Verde. Not knowing what to expect, we left Holland in a curious and open-minded mood. The country proved to be a truly wonderful one, with lots of friendly locals and a stunning scenery. We visited three islands during our short stay: Sal, Sao Nicolau and San Antao. The latter two were our main target islands for strenuous walks in the steep mountains. Over the course of nine days we managed to do a lot of different walks, climbed volcanos and walked along beautiful stretches of beach. And all sorts of walks in between. Flying between the islands was an experience in itself: (very) short landing strips, hand-written boarding cards and interesting places to pick up your luggage. With the ‘no stress’ mentality of the islanders however, all went smooth and well, although do not expect to arrive somewhere in time 😉 . For birding the islands we visited had not much to offer, but still we managed to see some ‘new’ species and some common ones, albeit not a lot in total. More birds and shots will follow during the next week 🙂 Happy X-mas to you all !