The capital city of Angola, Luanda is a port city sitting on the west coast of Southern Africa. It is the country's largest and most important city facing the Atlantic Ocean. If you speak Portuguese, then you will feel right at home, as it is the world's third most Portuguese speaking city, plus the most populous Portuguese speaking capital city in the world ahead of Brasilia, Maputo and Lisbon. So forget about your English and learn a few Portuguese words such as Obrigado (thank you), bom dia (good morning), por favor (please), sim (yes) and não (no) to get you around the town when trying to find a coworking space.
Angola has its own version of the Nairobi based tech innovation center iHUB, which is named Fábrica de Sabão (FdS). It is Angola's first hybrid innovation hub nurturing young African startups and supporting niche urban manufacturing, as well as bringing together experts and mentors from around the world. This entrepreneurship ecosystem along with the advent of coworking spaces popping up, is giving the young underprivileged youth spaces to get creative and innovative in a sustainable fashion.
One of the most expensive cities in the world for expats to live in and the only entertainment being had in the restaurant scene, it is little wonder that there is a startup focused on restaurant reviews and gastronomic events. There is a well-preserved 16th Century Fortress of São Miguel that houses the Museum of the Armed Forces to meander around and from here you will get astounding views of the harbor and out over the thin peninsula in the bay that is dotted with beaches, restaurants and bars. This is the best chill out area for when you are over slaving away in your coworking space. You can always save a bit of cash by drinking the local beer "Cuca".
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