Jorge Sanchez (Spain):
I had to wait in Luanda for a boat going to Cabinda and then Sao Tome and Principe Islands,
Before finding the Catholic Mission I was sleeping in the beach of Chicala, in an island just at the end of the town, called La Ilha. It is united to Luanda by a kind of isthmus.
Around there are many kiosks selling sardines on the grill, so delicious! I used to eat there sardines together with a Portuguese beer Sagres to accompany the sardines. Everything is very cheap in that beach, just a few kwanzas.
Dominating the isthmus there is a fortressconstructed by the Portuguese in the XVII century that you can visit. It is called Sao Miguel and the entrance is free. Today is a military casern.
In the other side of the Ilha there are several hotels, apartments, and a small village more pleasant and less dangerous than Luanda. That area is called Bairro da Ilha do Cabo.
Date posted: August 2013
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