Travel Blogs from Gueckedou, Guinea

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Gbangbadou and me, Gbangbadou, Guinea travel blog

Gbangbadou and me

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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Week 3. Welcome to my life.  This is going to be long one so prepare yourself.  I would walk you through a typical day in my life but as that does not exist, I cannot.  Currently I'm sitting in my mud hut, known as a case (pronounced ...

Work Begins, Gbangbadou, Guinea travel blog

Work Begins

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

So my first three months of community integration are almost over.  I'm glad too.  I've made my hut as comfortable as possible with the funding I've been given and the materials available.  It now lacks a foam mattress (I have bed bugs in ...

Rollercoaster, Gbangbadou, Guinea travel blog

Rollercoaster

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... from Labe and now that I see how far in the bush it is, I might never have made it. Douki is a village overlooking Guinea's "Grand Canyon". It rests on a plateau overlooking a valley surrounded by other plateaus. A Guinean names Hassan has set up his ...

Things are looking up...finally, Kissidougou, Guinea travel blog

Things are looking up...finally

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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I've now been in Gbangbadou two weeks shy of a year. And I finally feel like things are coming along. I'm glad Peace Corps service is two years. I've heard a lot of friends and acquaintances stateside say they'd like to do Peace Corps but two years is ...

The bike ride., Gbangbadou, Guinea travel blog

The bike ride.

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... stuck in the car with our stink.  But no one seemed to mind.  So that was my first real biking adventure in Guinea.  It is definately the farthest I've ever biked even during my days as a hardcore Mountain biker, or as hardcore as possible ...

Disaster strikes...again, Kissidougou, Guinea travel blog

Disaster strikes...again

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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I was recently told I am the epitome of Murphy's Law. I'm starting to believe it. Yesterday was a good day. I painted a mural advertising the moringa garden in preparation for World Malaria Day on April 25th (We'll be giving out moringa powder to all the ...

The babies are here, Forecariah, Guinea travel blog

The babies are here

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... say. It's kind of a lot pressure. I'm naturally a very honest person so I've found it hard keeping certain feelings about Guinea from them. But they are just babies in Guinea. In the states you wouldn't tell a baby or young child about prostitution or ...

Site Visit Round Two, Gbangbadou, Guinea travel blog

Site Visit Round Two

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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G-16 arrived on July 10th and began their training shortly after. They are the first group of education volunteers since the evacuation. There are 25 of them and they will either be teaching English, physics, chemistry or math. Four days ago G-15 (my ...

MAIL RUN, Gbangbadou, Guinea travel blog

MAIL RUN

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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I am writing this in my hut at a moment of pure contentment. This, as you know, is rare and therefore very special. Since my blogs have been rather depressing lately I decided now would be a good time to write. Don't worry you sadists out there, I have ...

Just another week, Gbangbadou, Guinea travel blog

Just another week

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

Sitting in the hut can be fun. Take now for example. Sarah and I are lounging around listening to Alanis Morisette. My new mattress is on the floor (the village carpenter hurt his hand so all work on my bed has ceased) and Sarah, sitting on it, keeps ...

Disillusioned or just disappointed?, Gbangbadou, Guinea travel blog

Disillusioned or just disappointed?

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

... have an ambassador and I don't know any staff. But it's been impossible to convince my community that I don't know every American in Guinea and I don't pull any strings at the embassy. I am very low on the totem poll of Americans in Guinea when it comes ...

Site Visit, Gbangbadou, Guinea travel blog

Site Visit

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... night because no taxis were leaving.  The town shut down to watch the first game of the African Cup- Ghana v. Guinea.  Therese, my counterpart, bought Syli National (the name of the Guinean soccer team, it means National Elephant) earrings and ...

WAIST, Gbangbadou, Guinea travel blog

WAIST

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... of Malinke and Kissi, forgetting forever the Wolof of Senegal. Let me explain this remarkable phenomenon. Every year Peace Corps Guinea is invited to the West African Invitation Softball Tournament or WAIST. It's held in the capital of Senegal, Dakar ...

Pierre, Gbangbadou, Guinea travel blog

Pierre

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

... got past the introductions I started asking about different issues. We've discussed the election in the US, HIV/AIDS in Guinea, the effectiveness of international aid, corruption and in my last letter I asked his thoughts on global warming. His opinions ...

Lazy summer, Gbangbadou, Guinea travel blog

Lazy summer

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... itself. When a mob become the judge and jury how can there be a civil society? I do not like what this foreshadows for a future Guinea. But the woman who was macheted to death was Tamba's sister. So he has also left Gbangbadou to mourn with his family in ...

Leaving Sierra Leone: Moto Taxi Bush adventure, GuÚckÚdou, Guinea travel blog

Leaving Sierra Leone: Moto Taxi Bush adventure

A travel blog entry by robspackman

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... White Man, how you doing?" as they whizz past. So we took one, or as it turns out the day we left Sierra Leone for Guinea once more, we took  4. The first time we haggled fearlessly. It was a 4 hour drive over bush roads nearly completely to the ...

Football, hospitals, storms and breakdowns, Gueckedou, Guinea travel blog

Football, hospitals, storms and breakdowns

A travel blog entry by carlosherbane

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... ; * Pointe Almadies; * Dinner at the roundabout in Dakar (2nd bowl cadeau); * School near the Guinean border; * The towns of Guinea (Labe, Mamou, Marrelah); * The village of Konkoure (meeting Yaya, wife and son) * The village of Laya Sando (not forgetting ...

3 years in African Land !, Conakry, Republic of Guinea, West Africa, Guinea travel blog

3 years in African Land !

A travel blog entry by babymay

It was my LUCK! After graduation a friend of mine told me that this co is looking for new staff to be based in Africa. WOW! That is awesome! Immediately I attend for interview. After 2 weeks (and after few times I called the manager) I got the job! ...

Faranah – Kissidougou – Gueckedou, Gueckedou, Guinea travel blog

Faranah – Kissidougou – Gueckedou

A travel blog entry by antonunterwegs

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... zu sehen, ob nichts gebrochen ist. Es war nichts gebrochen, als wir ihn gegen 23 Uhr abholen. Gegen die Seitenstra▀en von Gueckedou war die Schlaglochpiste eine Autobahn. Wir k÷nnen mit dem mit dem Truck das Hotel nicht erreichen und fahren wieder 10 km ...

Welcome, Meddat, Guinea travel blog

Welcome

A travel blog entry by cudran

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