Winter 2017-2018: Where to Go When; Sanya Burgess; The National

Sri Lanka – Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

Winter offers some of the most exciting travel experiences of the year. You just need to know where to go and when.

December

Cape Verde

For a far-flung winter beach break, try the volcanic archipelago of Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa. Settle down at one beach resort, or if you have a taste for variety, try island hopping to get a real taste for this African country. If you opt for the latter, be sure not to miss Santo Antao. Covered in canyons, gorges and valleys, it is the second-largest island in the archipelago. The north-east of the island is busiest and the best spot for hikers. For something more relaxing, Sal has an impressive coast, as well as shops and restaurants.

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