Sunday, May 22, 2011

São Domingos


In the northwestern part of Guinea Bissau on the estuary of river Cacheu lies a small town of São Domingos, with the estimated population of 3.000. Its economy, like the rest of the country's is based on agriculture; rice predominates in the nearby western coastal areas, palm, cashew and mango culture farther inland, and mixed forest to the east.


Annual carnival organized all over the country in March, concerts and theater performances as well as a local discotheque with a bare foot friendly sandy dancing floor are just a few aspect of the city's vibrant side. If you are more of a calm tempered person you can enjoy a peaceful view of river Cacheu and wooden canoes passing by, or take a walk around the town, visiting surrounding villages. Besides longlegged birds scoping the mud for their potential snack, occasional fish acrobat performing a salto above the water surface, river bank also hosts local women collecting and cooking delicious oysters.