Sao Tome and Príncipe

Where is Sao Tome and Príncipe?

  1. Approximate Population of Sao Tome and Príncipe: 215,056

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Sao Tome is the capital of Sao Tome and Príncipe

Sao Tome has an approximate population of around 71,868 people and you can typically expect to pay around £0.50p for an equivalent pint of lager or beer.

In So Tom In Sao Tome and Prncipe, Joann S.inxlein delves into the lives of a young gay man who moves to Brazil and struggles with his sexual identity. While the characters in this book are drawn from real life, like Joann's, they are not stereotyped, and neither are they sexual objects. They are normal, everyday people who go about their business in Brazil. The author does a good job of describing places, people, and situations, and while the focus is on Joann and her friend, it does get to some real points regarding coming to terms with being gay, as well as dealing with coming out.

What I most enjoyed about So Tom In Sao Tome and Prncipe, was the detailed descriptions of the country, cities, and its culture. I especially enjoyed the setting of the book, which is situated in a slum in Rio. It felt almost like home, almost. While in Brazil, the people are so incredibly kind and accepting of gay people that you almost feel like they're giving you an extended tour of Brazil, in the US it can seem like we're not so open about our lifestyles. That's unfortunate, because the Brazilians present one of the most vibrant, colorful, and open populations of anywhere in the world. Without a doubt, a visit to Brazil will present you with a new and interesting way to look at your own sexuality.

In So Tom In Sao Tome and Prncipe, Joann S.inxlein makes us aware that being gay in Brazil is a true and genuine lifestyle choice, and one that comes with all the responsibilities and dilemmas that come with it. The book does a great job of answering the questions we all have about being gay, coming out, and just making life as normal as possible. This is a book that anyone with an interest in world politics, or in Brazil itself should read, for its insights into a people and culture that are still relatively underground. It looks closely at what being gay in Brazil means, how it is perceived by the general population, and how you can go about living a happy, productive life even if you are a gay man or woman.

What vaccinations do I need before travelling to Sao Tome and Príncipe

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Sao Tome and Príncipe are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel to Sao Tome and Príncipe?

For up to date information around safety and security in Sao Tome and Príncipe read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Sao Tome and Príncipe.

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Best time to visit?

The first is December to February and the second is from June to September. The best time to go to São Tomé and Príncipe for bird watching – and there are a lot to watch – is October to March. February to May is when the heavens can open, but then paradise does need watering from time to time.

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Do I need a Visa?

British nationals don't need a visa to visit São Tomé and Príncipe for up to 15 days. For longer stays, you should get a visa before you travel as problems can occur if you arrive without the necessary documentation.

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What currency do i need for Sao Tome and Príncipe?

The official currency of Sao Tome and Príncipe is the São Tomé And Príncipe Dobra (STN). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Sao Tome and Príncipe you can grab amazing São Tomé And Príncipe Dobra deals via (GBP to STN).

What wildlife live in Sao Tome and Príncipe?

The diversity of mammals is low and there is only one endemic terrestrial mammal, the São Tomé shrew. There are several bats, including the recently described São Tomé free-tailed bat. Various cetaceans such as the humpback whale occur offshore and whaling formerly took place.

What is the traditional food of Sao Tome and Príncipe?

Portuguese food? Fish is their main source of protein, which is often eaten with indigenous root crops. ... Calulu, is considered the national dish, which comprises smoked fish, palm oil and vegetables, along with peppers, to add spice.

What Languages are spoken in Sao Tome and Príncipe?

São Tomé and Príncipe has Portuguese as the official and national language. It is spoken by virtually all of the population. Locally developed restructured varieties of Portuguese or Portuguese creoles are also spoken: Forro, Angolar and Principense. You can learn some basic Portuguese before you travel to Sao Tome and Príncipe and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip in Sao Tome and Príncipe?

The currency in Sao Tome and Príncipe is the São Tomé And Príncipe Dobra (97% of the people in the Sao Tome average tipping percentage in restaurants is between 7% to 13%. The actual tipping percentage is determind according to the level of service given in the restaurant and the tipping percentage can go above 7% if service was suberb or go under 13% if the service was bad).).

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  • Police: 112
  • Ambulance: 112
  • Fire: 112
  • UK Embassy: (+239) 221 026 / 7


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    The GMT time difference is -1 hours

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