first I'll give you a short introduction. I am Thomas, a dutch guy and eighteen years old. I will have a very exciting future, because I am going to work on the beautiful island Príncipe. It's a wonderful paradise in the Atlantic Ocean and it was previously known as one of the top cocoa producers in the world. I am going to work on such a cocoa plantation. The plantation has fallen into disrepair and it's particularly my job to manage the revival of the plantation, so it will produce cocoa again. There are many reasons for this revival. First of all and the most important, it will create jobs for the locals, so they can earn money. The plantation will also function as an attraction for tourists from the renovated plantation houses nearby. Those houses were built by the Portugese colonialists and will be rehabilitated, so they can function as a hotel. This will create jobs in the ecotourism sector. Moreover this plantation should produce sustainable cocoa, which will be sold to certified companies. I will post my pictures, stories and activities on this beautiful site and hopefully you will enjoy it. I'm learning Portugese and take some precautions in Holland till the sixteenth of October. Then I will fly to São Tomé via Lisbon and catch my flight to Príncipe. When I'm in Príncipe I'll report as much as possible! Hopefully you all will read my reports! Obrigado! Thank you!
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