nowhere quite like Fogo Island, the largest island off
the shore of Newfoundland and Labrador in eastern Canada. Whether
you live here or are just visiting, you cannot fail to be struck by
its captivating beauty. The expansive landscapes and rich history
make for the perfect travel destination; it’s a place to visit time
and time with endless journeys of discovery and new experiences
beckoning you along the way.
With a population of just 2,500, Fogo Island is home to some of
the friendliest people in the world, who are quick to welcome
visitors with open arms and warm smiles. They only need to meet you
once and they will forever call you a friend, filling your trip
with happy memories of nourishing home-cooked meals and local
music. It is impossible to feel like a stranger on Fogo Island.
The traditional culture won’t be familiar when you first arrive,
however. Don’t be surprised if you get ‘screeched in’ – a tourist
ritual involving kissing a fish to make you a true ‘Newfie’
(Newfoundlander) – while lucky ones may be treated to a traditional
‘jiggs’ dinner of salt beef and boiled vegetables. Take care when
driving too, as wild caribou herds roam the island.
These photos show just a small snapshot of the beauty of an
island where dramatic contemporary architecture meets the rugged
natural world. But it is just a snapshot – you need to see the real
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