Communal, public televisions are common in São Tomé, more often in rural areas but even in places like here, just outside the capital. And during cartoon hour it can become very crowded.
São Tomé 🇸🇹, 2014 photos.joaoalmeidaphotography.

Returning to the “big city”. The yellow vans, São Tomé’s public transportation, parked near the market. São Tomé 🇸🇹, 2014
-and-Principe/G0000hQTO8UuNR9E/I0000pHH3oDK5o1o/C0000kEDKNDT5ZQ0 photos.joaoalmeidaphotography.

At the end of the afternoon, after the fishing boats returned from the sea and all fish has been sold, the fishy bowls are washed in the waves.
São Tomé 🇸🇹, 2014 photos.joaoalmeidaphotography.

A young boy going through the waves with his small canoe by
the mouth of Malanza river, in the south of the island.


São Tomé 🇸🇹, 2014 photos.joaoalmeidaphotography.

Beaches in the south of São Tomé are what paradise looks like before getting caught by mass tourism: empty of colorful reclining chairs and bars preparing cocktails, and with lots of debris brought by the waves that look so unpleasant in photos.
São Tomé 🇸🇹, 2014 photos.joaoalmeidaphotography.

Playing in the streets of Roça Monte Café, probably looking what the other girls in their group were up to.
São Tomé 🇸🇹, 2014 ⁠  photos.joaoalmeidaphotography.

Yes, there’s always, or almost, a group of energetic, playful kids following you, like here at Roça Soledad. And pictures must be taken.
São Tomé 🇸🇹, 2014 photos.joaoalmeidaphotography.

While the men go the to fields, often deep into the jungle, and children go to school, the women mostly remain close to their homes and the roça, busy with everyday chores.
São Tomé 🇸🇹, 2014 photos.joaoalmeidaphotography.

2014 was election year at São Tomé and Principe, one where power changed hands, and many in the island where proudly wearing the caps or shirts from their side of the election, or even hanging posters in their homes.
São Tomé 🇸🇹, 2014 photos.joaoalmeidaphotography.

This could have been a consulting room or a ward many decades ago, now it’s a kitchen in one of the homes inside the old hospital building at Roça Água-Izé.
São Tomé 🇸🇹, 2014
photos.joaoalmeidaphotography.

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