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PRAIA JALÉ [LET IT RAIN] | by André Pipa
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Mission São Tomé, day 10: we arrived at Praia Jalé just before the tempest. Probably the most pleasant beach in the Island. Visually, I mean. Then came the rain. 3 consecutive hours of good old equatorial rain (torrential!), which produced some floods here and there. Who cares, when you have 30ºC and 91% humidity in the air. So, let it rain


São Tomé e Princípe is an African country in the Gulf of Guinea, right on the Equator. A former colony of the Portuguese Empire, the island of São Tomé offers dramatic landscapes with torrents and waterfalls on its slopes, luxuriant mountains which culminates in Pico de São Tomé (2,024 m), sheer cliffs over the sea, as well as huge plantations (café, cacao) from the colonial era, primary rainforests filled with exotic birds, butterflies, black snakes and lush vegetation


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Taken on February 12, 2012