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São Tomé and Príncipe Travel Guide: 51 reviews and 136 photos
If you ever happen to head to Sao Tome, be prepared to different holiday. Lonely Planet Central Africa describes Sao Tome as "paradise", but this definition should be taken more as a literal expression than what to expect when planning the trip. When God created paradises, he or she might got in hurry and had not so much time for Sao Tome.
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I am more critic for Sao Tome than other destinations for one reason: when you have got there, there is only one practical way to come back straight to Europe - a flight once a week.
Basically you can fly or take a boat to countries of Central Africa, but that means another transportation questions to solve.
Positively thinking, Sao Tome is quite safe place to encounter mentality of Africa. We met some Norwegian workers of Red Cross vacating from Angola and they described Sao Tome as a paradise. So if you are planning to heavy trip to Africa, Sao Tome is good place to practise to drive jeep in a muddy jungle tracks or wait half day that someone would come to open office.
Summa summarum: Sao Tome is interesting and quite new independent island state, which is not so touristy yet. But get acquainted with orientation and details in advance more precisely than to many of the other places.
- Pros:Friendly people; not very touristy; difficult to get lost; nature.
- Cons:Cumbersome to come back; jeep or driver is quite necessary
- In a nutshell:Interesting and quite new independent island state.
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