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At the turn of the century, the West African island nation of Sao Tome and Principe was home to around 800 cocoa and coffee plantations. But after the country gained independence from Portugal in 1975, the plantations , which often included grand houses and hospitals, began to fall into disrepair. Now, while most descend into ruin, one is trying to remodel itself as a hip tourist destination. Duration: 02:17.