Cape Verde is a wonderful place but at the moment its not easy to get information on how to get there, what its like, where to stay, or what to do (although the tourist trade is growing).
My wife and I took an inpromptu trip there in April 2006. We travelled from Banjul airport in Gambia to Praia on Santiago Island via Dakar in Senegal. If you go there independantly or with a package, you might find our experiences informative.
If you have a question about the Cape Verde islands or about travelling there, see if is has been discussed in the Forum.
Have a listen to some Cape Verdean style music on my new Music page.