Sao Tomé

A strategic region in the Gulf of Guinea

Best Hotels: Omali Lodge****, Sao Tomé (now refurbished) and Bom Bom Resort****, Principe

(both part of the wonderful Operation Loango (click))

Our Hotel: Miramar***

Sao Tomé is host to a large station of the “Voice of America”

Supposedly there is a lot of untapped oil in the area (Gulf of Guinea)

Hotel Miramar ...

Hotel Miramar …

... at the pool

… at the pool

With our local friends

With our local friends

Cruising ...

Cruising …

... to dark beaches

… to dark beaches

Big business (jets) on a small island

Big business (jets) on a small island

Instead boarding Aerocontractors - "Nigeria's Airline of the Year"

Instead boarding Aerocontractors – “Nigeria’s Airline of the Year”

Emirates Airlines. Relaxing en-route at Mina'a Salaam Dubai Stop Over

Emirates Airlines. Relaxing en-route at Mina’a Salaam Dubai Stop Over

Video: “Black Beach – Simon Mann’s African Oil Coup” (Source: BBC on youtube)

A fascinating documentary that tells a true story of greed, courage, old mercenaries, current geopolitics and the neo-colonial scramble for oil in Africa

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P.S.: Interesting book about Sao Tomé “Exorcising Devils from the Throne” (Amazon)

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