One of the few annoyances you are likely to experience is hordes of would-be car-cleaners, eager to wipe your vehicle free from dust and “protect” it while parked in return for a modest donation (regardless whether your car is clean or not, and that it is not clear at all why it would need protection in the first place).
Apart from that, the only thing to be really concerned about is probably safety – as in all parts of the world when it comes to car traffic. But even on this aspect, my guess is that
Compared to the miserable state of car fleets I have seen in some other major African cities, such as
I am actually quite puzzled over the great number of flashy 4WD:s to be seen here, knowing that the average
Whatever the explanation, there is no doubt that the number of cars on the streets of
As it happens, I was actually fined for careless parking in the Plateau, while doing some grocery shopping at the main market place. At first, I was of course quite unenthusiastic about receiving the ticket. I had not really expected to get a parking fine in
But more cars on the streets of
Besides from the absence of traffic jams and very old and worn down cars, the relative ease with which you will find a parking lot, and the number of tutoring cars and aggressive car-cleaners, there are also a few other ways in which Praia distinguishes itself from behind the wheel.
One is the complete absence of red lights. I have only seen two sets of traffic-lights in the whole of
Another typical feature in
Overall, driving around in