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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:05 am 
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This feels like a silly question, but how do I go about visiting the site? All contact details on the developer's website seem to be in Portugal, I have received no reply from Noscasa, who sent me the development details in the first place, and I leave for Cape Verde on Sunday morning.
Can I just ask a taxi driver to take me there and go in and wander around? Or is there anyone in Praia I could/should speak to first?

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Louise


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Louise

All the taxi drivers will know where it is. Have a relaxing break. It would be great if you got some photos for us all !!


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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by louiseinsenegal</i>
<br />This feels like a silly question, but how do I go about visiting the site? All contact details on the developer's website seem to be in Portugal, I have received no reply from Noscasa, who sent me the development details in the first place, and I leave for Cape Verde on Sunday morning.
Can I just ask a taxi driver to take me there and go in and wander around? Or is there anyone in Praia I could/should speak to first?

Thanks!

Louise
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Louise

I work for Revelium and we're exclusive agents for Ponta Bicuda. All our people are currently on christmas leave. Helder Ribeiro will be back in Praia on 26 December to escort another visit. You may reach him through the Lisbon office or through the Cape Verde number. I'll let him know about you (please email me and we'll get back to you). My email address is sarajazz at revelium dot com.

Merry Christmas

Sara


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Thank you both. Hammersteve - I will try to get photos and work out how to post them on here...

Louise


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Hi louise:- I hope you enjoy your fortnight travelling around the islands(I wish it was me). I know you are interested in Cor di Mar,I have a 1 bed penthouse in the central area of Cor di Mar.

Perhaps you would be kind enough to give us a report when you return,not only of Ponta Bicuda, but also of Praia etc.

Terry


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Hi Louise

Hope your visit went well and Happy New Year to all fellow Bicudians !!!


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Firstly - (a) I don't know how to post photos on here - any suggestions? and (b) my camera didn't like the rain in Santo Antao so only a tiny proportion of photos I took have actually come out.

Secondly - having visited five islands, Santiago is definitely the one I would most like to live on. Mountains, ruins, a few beaches, an international airport and the capital city! I liked Praia. It seems friendly enough, there is some (limited) culture, reasonably well-stocked supermarkets and markets, and it's a pretty town. Some people don't like the place, but I can't work out why not.

Ponta Bicuda? Well I hadn't realised there would be no buildings to see as yet... But the site is great. Well-located for Praia and for the airport. The little beach is calm, and clean, and my fears about the oil terminal/port were unfounded (you can hardly see it from the site). Only downside I could see was that on the headland the other side of the beach are a couple of warehouses, with permission, apparently, for more. But I suppose they will at least be quiet - better than heavy industry, or a casino!

The further information I received about the site was not encouraging though. Actual prices seem much higher than the "from..." prices in the brochures (eg 2-bed Cor di Mar "from €150,000", actual price for a nice one with a balcony €235,000 - some difference!). I get the impression prices have risen since the brochures were done, and I feel on principle that I shouldn't pay increased prices when everyone else's prices are falling. & I'm still worried that either the promised facilities (dive school, art classes, cookery school, yoga classes, etc) won't materialise or that they'll be prohibitively expensive if they do.

At least with the financial crisis, and the €/£ rate, I don't have to rush for fear of them all selling out!


Louise


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Hi. Great to hear you had a good time. Was there any activity on the site?


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Hi Hammersteve
I was there on 29 December, and they were shut down for the Christmas/New Year period, not surprisingly. Also, I understand they are in the process of seeking tenders to carry out the next stage of work (now that the levelling is largely done).

Louise


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Hi louise:- Did you manage to source how to post your photos,maybe Daniel will be able to help,or if you look on the homepage of Cabo Verde 24,and click on "Cape Verde Tips they maybe able to help.


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Thanks Terry, I took your advice and have now posted a few photos - under Santiago-Praia as there seemed nowhere else more suitable. I didn't find any other Ponta Bicuda piccies there so am not 100% sure they're in the appropriate place, but all are labelled Ponta Bicuda so they should be findable. They're currently being moderated/reviewed; I don't know how long that takes.

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Hi louise:- Am I right in assuming your pictures at the moment have not been published!

Whilst writing I notice you are from Senegal,your English grammar is excellent,are you an English teacher in Senegal?

Terry.


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You're right, they've not appeared. Perhaps it was considered to be advertising (or perhaps they were rejected on quality grounds...)

Any other suggestions as to how to get them to you are welcome!

I'm glad my grammar is up-to-scratch, as actually I am British - just happen to be working (and living) in Senegal on a five-year contract. Getting too used to the warm winters hence my search for a home in the sun, as I'm not sure I can face going back to cold British winters when I finish here.

Louise


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Hi louise:- If you ask Daniel for my e-mail address,I would be grateful if you would forward them to me. I will also inform Daniel.

Terry.


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The photos are now posted on the Cape Verde24 homepage-Cape Verde photo gallery-Santiago-Praia-Ponta Bicuda.

Looking at the photo's there has been a lot of excavating,dynamiting and levelling.

If you look at zacstar's post on "Letting under Residential Option" which is 29/08/2008 : 20:23:17
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Hi everyone
Just back from Ponta on Monday and I was very impressed. Lots of progress and lots on workers and equipment. They are still in excavation phase and they are blasting everyday at the moment. however, the ground supporting tedju is progressing fast. I have bought in the middle level and the views are truely spectacular.

I stayed on Sal and spent the day on in Praia with helder. He is a great guy and you should definitely get out there if you are seriously interested.

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Looking at the post and the date they probably did not finish until late 2008,and the developers have stated they will keep updating everyone on the Ponta Bicuda blog regarding the next construction stage.


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