A small tapered chilli of around 5cm in length with a range of between 60,000 and 100,000 units on the Scoville scale. That’s slightly less than the Habanero or Scotch Bonnet.
What we normally do is take a couple of hundred Euro as a cash reserve and withdraw 20,000CVE from ATMs as needed.
Already things were now becoming expensive to withdraw local currency, but sometime around February/March 2018, the Cape Verdean banks have increased this 165 CVE charge to 200 CVE.
In April 2017, the decision was made that the South Atlantic Airbridge could no longer land on Ascension Island due to the condition of the runway surface. As a result, Cape Verde is now being used as a mid-flight stop to refuel the aircraft and conduct a crew change.
Times are changing here on Sal and it seems too, the same on Boa Vista. It seems the tourist is seen as the cash cow and it’s time to become more savvy.
Since my early days to the archipelago, I knew the Creole word ‘caneka’ was used to describe a kind of glass rather than a size of beer.