Sao Tome and Principe

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Sao Tome and Principe



If you adore quietude, take a trip to São Tomé & Príncipe, Africa’s second-smallest country. These two tiny volcanic bumps anchored off the Gabonese coast easily win the hearts of foreigners with their Portuguese-Creole flavour and relaxed vibes, and it won’t take too long before you’re infected with the pervasive leve leve (which loosely means ‚take it easy’) mood.The sublime laid-back tempo is enhanced by a wealth of natural attractions: miles of perfect palm-fringed beaches, huge swathes of emerald rainforest, soaring volcanic peaks and mellow fishing villages. The birdlife is excellent, and endemic plants (especially orchids) are plentiful. In season, turtle- and whale-watching opportunities abound.This two-island nation has its cultural gems as well, with a surprising number of heritage buildings dating back to the colonial era, including impressive roças (plantation estates). Tourism is still low-key and is being developed in a carefully controlled, ecologically minded way. There are no tacky resorts, just a number of locally run, enticing, nature-oriented lodges and hotels. Read more Príncipe is the northern island of the country of São Tomé and Príncipe lying off the west coast of Africa. The island was uninhabited when discovered in 1471 by the Portuguese and named „Príncipe” (Prince’s island) in honor of Afonso, Prince of Portugal.  Produced and Directed by B’lizzard ( Client: HBD Producer: Pedro Canavilhas Director of photography: Leandro Ferrão Aerial cinematography: Pedro Canavilhas and Peter Ribton Editor and Colorist: Miguel Cilindro Figueiredo Copywriter: Vasco Durão Starring Maya Booth The film was shot in Príncipe Island on January 2015 AERIAL IMAGES SHOT WITH DJI PHANTOM 2 WITH GOPRO HERO 4 BLACK EDITION Portuguese version: © 2015