Travel Blogs from Conakry, Guinea

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Conakry (Fr+Pt), Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Conakry (Fr+Pt)

A travel blog entry by ikono

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... 'union ou bien en Angola dans quelques années ? On se reverra bien sûr, permaculteurs je l'espère bien.   Conakry começa com uma barreira policial ao km 36. Desta vez eram militares que la estavam, indicando um pouco a tensão ...

Small World, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Small World

A travel blog entry by hifromdella

You'll never guess what happened at dinner last night. Some of my co-horts and I were sitting around the table just finishing eating and talking and laughing and having general fun on our last night together before taking off this morning for our ...

Knock on wood, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Knock on wood

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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I used up all my "knock on wood" sayings.  I told about 5 people that I have not yet gotten sick; you may remember that from the last blog... Ok well, I'm sick. Like really sick. Food poisening is what I've been told. I woke up at 2:30 AM ...

Hi from Conakry, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Hi from Conakry

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... ; It's amazing but not what I expected at all.  We are spending the first couple days in a compound in the captial city of Conakry.  I live in a room with 7 other girls, on a bunk bed with mosquito net.  I already have 3 bites.  The ...

A true horror story..., Conakry, Guinea travel blog

A true horror story...

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

... where the regional coordinator was waiting to take me to the Kankan house. So I'm still sick apparently. Which is why I'm in Conakry. But other than that I've been doing really good. The last week at site I gave two sensitizations on breastfeeding and ...

Mini-vacation, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Mini-vacation

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

So I'm visiting Conakry on a mini vacation.  I was supposed to have blood drawn yesterday in Forecariah to test for anemia but the supplies were forgotten so here I am!  This last week has been absolutely wild.  I left my site and traveled ...

Merry Christmas, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Merry Christmas

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... my clothes on a washboard left me very sore) and it's hard on my brain.  Trying to speak another language all the time really gives me a headache. But I wouldn't trade this for anything. This is exactly what I want. I love life here and I love ...

Culture Shock, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Culture Shock

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

Hi. I'm in Conakry. It's good to be here. The Lower Haute people took the World Food Program flight from Kissidougou to Conakry so instead of a 15 hour bush taxi ride it was a 2 hour comfortable plane ride. Good stuff. I'm really happy to be here; I ...

Guinea: The Sequel, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Guinea: The Sequel

A travel blog entry by sweet2thlh

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... in the Gambia. Our very last night was spent in a beach hut right on the ocean on a tiny island off the coast of Conakry. By the time we boarded our plane back to Gambia I was too relaxed to even worry about putting my life back in the hands of ...

Officially a Volunteer, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Officially a Volunteer

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

So I've been in Conakry since February 6th and I leave tomorrow.  It has been absolutely fabulous! Hot running water, hamburgers (granted it's no Wendy's or Steak and Shake, but it's better than nothing), pizza (also not Dominos but amazing ...

Guinea - Part 1, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Guinea - Part 1

A travel blog entry by sweet2thlh

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... from ear to ear as he bobbed around on his cushion in the waterlogged wreckage of his plane. I found Conakry, the capital city of Guinea, completely overwhelming. The sheer size and volume is just something so far removed from my experiences in ...

In memory of..., Conakry, Guinea travel blog

In memory of...

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... milk, flour, etc. It was a symbiotic relationship that worked out well. She was always so chill about everything. We got lost in Conakry- no big deal. Waiting 8 hours for a taxi-relax, where else do we have to be? But she does not like spiders, actually ...

World Map Project, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

World Map Project

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... a lot longer. So much has happened. The return has been difficult emotionally. When I left I was adjusted to the craziness that is Guinea. Then back in the states, after the first shower and night in a real bed, it was like I'd never left. But then ...

I'M COMING HOME, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

I'M COMING HOME

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... to you changed...not necessarily worse, but definitely different. For your sake, I am enclosing a brief instruction manual for the "Guinea-anized" SIA KAMANO:   1.      She may lapse into Malinke, or French and maybe even ...

Goodbye Forecariah, Forecariah, Guinea travel blog

Goodbye Forecariah

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... . That should cover quite a bit.  I got a complet made for the Farewell Ceremony in Forecariah and Swearing In in Conakry.  The fabric cost 50,000 Guinean Francs (GF), expensive because it's dentalle. Dentalle is a thick fabric usually with ...

The Wedding, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

The Wedding

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... euros to write a good blog in Paris. I go back up country tomorrow so I thought I'd take a stab at writing today before I leave Conakry. My whole purpose in going back to America was to be in the wedding of my childhood friend Leah. We met when I moved ...

Конакри, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Конакри

A travel blog entry by 2africa

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Гвинея. Конакри – столица Гвинеи.  Сплю в ...

Конакри, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Конакри

A travel blog entry by 2africa

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Гвинея. Конакри – столица Гвинеи.  Сплю в ...

Visa trouble, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Visa trouble

A travel blog entry by asci

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... gedauert die ich morgen wieder zurueckfahren darf... Also ueber 200 Euros fuer das Visa. Und die guenstigste Unterkunft hier in Conakry is 35 Eur, die spinnen ja...hoffe nur Elfenbeinkueste isses auch wert! Sonst reklamiere ich. Uebrigens sind die hier ...

Conakry, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Conakry

A travel blog entry by jeanchristophes

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... of Sareboido. We were of two minds as to either find a large town with somewhere to sleep or to continue to Conakry, the capital of Guinea. We soon found out it didn't really matter what we wanted because at that moment no taxis were going anywhere. ...

Grand mosque (Conakry, Guinea), Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Grand mosque (Conakry, Guinea)

A travel blog entry by camilo9015

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The Conakry Grand Mosque (French: Grande mosquée de Conakry / Mosquée Fayçal) is a mosque in Conakry, Guinea. It was built by Ahmed Sékou Touré. It is the largest in West Africa. ...

pavlova with an african twist, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

pavlova with an african twist

A travel blog entry by joella.marshall

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... despite our best efforts- so your prayers for them would be appreciated! I think that's about it folks! I have included a few pics of Conakry so you get a glimpse of what it's like =o) Love, Jo-ella P.s. I neglected to mention the rainy season is on ...

Conakry, its environs and Ahmed Sekou Toure, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Conakry, its environs and Ahmed Sekou Toure

A travel blog entry by gogan

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Humidity and heat went hand-in-hand on the runway of Conakry airport. We could see the wide, long red carpet from quite high and the brass instruments of the military band were alarmingly glittering left down on the cement surface while the guardsmen were ...

Christmas Greetings from Conakry, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Christmas Greetings from Conakry

A travel blog entry by robspackman

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... it was a farce getting it but worth it for the artificially cooled air and chance to read something in English. Conakry and Guinea are really friendly.  My French is improving rapidly and good enough for numerous coffee stall chats. People always ...

Doing what I love to do :), Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Doing what I love to do :)

A travel blog entry by rachelburton

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... I'm hoping next weekend I'll get off the ship and go buy some fabric to have something like cushions made or just something of Guinea to take home. The fabrics are beautiful and so colorful. Well I best finishes up, off to play with some of the patients ...

Landed in Africa!, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Landed in Africa!

A travel blog entry by shadysideup

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18 hours later I found myself in Africa with someone's cat!!  This is where it is going to get interesting.  Guinea is known for numerous delays mainly if not always, because it is corrupt there and everyone is taking bribes- and that is on a ...

Roome Island, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Roome Island

A travel blog entry by joella.marshall

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... i was gonna drown in the big surf, hurting my toe on a rock and feeling cruel bartering some guy down to 15,000 Guinea Francs for a necklace he was selling! It was interesting to walk about the tiny village and be enthusiastically greeted by a bunch of ...

pounjara, nalato, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

pounjara, nalato

A travel blog entry by amaythijs

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... volgende dag lag mijn fiets weer bovenop een volgeladen peugeot richting Kindia, 2è stad van het land. De volgende dag op naar de hoofdstad, Conakry. 135 km. Als je eenmaal voor je ziet dat je het misschien in een dag kan halen, dan ga je ervoor. Op 2/3 ...

The happenings of my last weeks :), Conakry, Guinea travel blog

The happenings of my last weeks :)

A travel blog entry by rachelburton

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... . I had such a great week and just so enjoyed being able to see the other medical care Mercy Ships gives the people here in Guinea. Well I best be off, Starbucks has now opened and I think I need my hot chocolate :) Love you all, Praying you are all ...

African dances, pool hangouts, and waterfalls, Conakry, Dubreka, Guinea travel blog

African dances, pool hangouts, and waterfalls

A travel blog entry by rachelburton

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Hi everyone :) Yes it's that time again for my weekly blog. I keep telling myself that I should update more often as it can get a bit hard for me to remember all the things that I get up to but there really isn’t enough time in the days for me to ...

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