Travel Blogs from Guinea

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Big road trip today, Goroka, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Big road trip today

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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Monday 27th Transfer to Garoka in the eastern highlands today, up and out early with Brian the driver and the guide to Pym's guest house in Mount Hagen where we transferred to a 12 seater mini bus for the road trip to Garoka, the bus was brand new, so no ...

Kindness and frustration, Lae, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Kindness and frustration

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

Today, has been characterized by random acts of kindness and interminable frustrations. After travelling to Lae so that we might catch the ferry to Kimbe in the west or Alotau in the southeast we find a startling problem at the Rabaul Ferry booking ...

Gambia to Guinea Bissau, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Gambia to Guinea Bissau

A travel blog entry by lastplanet

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... heard of Guinea-Bissau and even the Foreign Office website said, "Few British tourists visit here". As Britain doesn't even have a Guinea-Bissau consulate, I was prepared for some delay in just getting a visa sorted; so leaving a day early seemed a ...

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

Conakry (Fr+Pt)

A travel blog entry by ikono

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Entrée de Conakry, au km 36, les berets rouges veulent nous faire chier pensant qu'ils peuvent nous faire peur pour prendre un petit pourboire. Je n'aime pas leur attitude et j'en ai strictement rien à foutre. Voyant que l'on était tous munis de nos ...

Reflexão final sobre a Guiné Bissau, Piché, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Reflexão final sobre a Guiné Bissau

A travel blog entry by ikono

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A Guiné Bissau deu pena dum coro. Curti bwé as pessoas, são puras, mas senti uma burrice igual a nossa, os mangolês, também a infectar a possibilidade de qualquer futuro proximo risonho. O pais esta completamente sem corrente eléctrica ha mais de 2 ...

Sepik River Day 1, Wewak, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Sepik River Day 1

A travel blog entry by susanstardust

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I type this on the first morning of our Sepik river trip; an adventure that has already tested us and is clearly likely to continue to do so. No comfort zone here! We bounced, jostled and jolted our way along the rain-ravaged road from Wewak to Pagwi. ...

Guinea - Vine bridges, elusive chimps and Tutu, Nzerekore, Guinea travel blog

Guinea - Vine bridges, elusive chimps and Tutu

A travel blog entry by antandrel

On leg 2 of our journey across West Africa, we were thrilled to be entering Guinea once more, being greeted all the while with the joyous calls from kids of Blanc! Blanc! (white) who would leap up from what the were doing to run alongside the truck waving ...

Home away from home, Lariabina, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Home away from home

A travel blog entry by thurls

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I spent this weekend in Laraibina village on the east coast of New Ireland. This is where Jeffery's family lives, a local guy that made friends with me and straight away adopted me into his family. On Saturday afternoon we hopped aboard a minivan bus ...

Meeting the chief and his pigs, and his wives., Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Meeting the chief and his pigs, and his wives.

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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Sunday 26th Sep Up early and ready for our day's adventure. First stop was in Paiya at the sprit house, Here we heard lots of stories about spirit sticks and other things that the chief would use to talk to the spirit world ( think he also smoked ...

Entree du Fouta Djalon, Labe, Guinea travel blog

Entree du Fouta Djalon

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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On remarque tout de suite la transition avec la guinee bissau. Pas de route mais des pistes rouges qui oblige a nettoyer tout vos habits et vos sacs tous les jours. Et il fait frais pendant les nuits car on est a plus de 1000 m d ...

Experiencing Huli culture, Tari, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Experiencing Huli culture

A travel blog entry by maggie360

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... . This was supposed to be the material of "National Geographic" articles.  Still though, our reception in Papua New Guinea had been anything but friendly up until now.  The different wave lengths of thinking were palpable.  Service, ...

A most tense reception, Vanimo, Papua New Guinea travel blog

A most tense reception

A travel blog entry by maggie360

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... flying ourselves there just increased the adventure.  We knew between the two flight legs, exiting Indonesian immigration, entering Papua New Guinea, and filling up the plane that it was going to be a long day.  Johannes had rented a moped to ...

Bissau, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Bissau

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

L appareil photo a été volé, après avoir bu la tasse. Donc pas de photo. Cette ville possede un jolie centre ville et surtout les fameuses barco qui vont vers les iles bijagos. Ce sont les memes barques qu utilisent les clandestins pour aller vers ...

Frontiere Liberia -Guinée, Yerepa, Liberia travel blog

Frontiere Liberia -Guinée

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Je me rappelerai longtemps de cette frontiere. En effet, j avais appris qu il etait possible d avoir un visa a la frontiere guinenne ( et l ai vu chez un voyageur et un douanier me l a confirmé), mais a ce petit poste frontiere il n etait pas possible ...

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 ...

Hippos, National Park Outamba, Sierra Leone travel blog

Hippos

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Enfin j ai pu voir les hippos. Un petit coin charmant pres d une riviere. Presqu aucun ...

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 ...

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 ...

Wewak, Papua New Guinea, Wewak, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Wewak, Papua New Guinea

A travel blog entry by travelezeuk

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... of the island during the Second World War. This was the site of the largest Japanese airbase on mainland new Guinea, which was subjected to repeated and sustained bombing attacks from Australian and American forces, most notably one massive attack on ...

Hi from Conakry, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Hi from Conakry

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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Wow, I'm here in the capital of Guinea.  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 ...

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 ...

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

A true horror story...

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

Disclaimer: for all you faint of heart, weak stomach or prone to queasiness you may want to stop reading here.  This is a true horror story and it ranks an 8 on the disgust-o-meter. You have been warned.  This is the story of how was inducted ...

Restorf island, Kimbe, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Restorf island

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

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A number of marine Biologists are staying at Walindi. However, they are here for land based research and as such we have the dive boat to ourselves. A late start allows us to avoid most of the seasonal monsoon that has been unseasonably lacking this year ...

Tentative source fleuve Niger, Forokonia, Guinea travel blog

Tentative source fleuve Niger

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

Je voulais les sources du Niger, mais un cretin de policier m a empeche. Tant ...

Submarines & Expats, Kokopo, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Submarines & Expats

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

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Familiar, with the efficient and cheap PMV network of east New Britain we soon travelled from Kokopo to the WW2 Japanese Submarine base north of Rabaul on Tavui Point. George and his son Paul were our guides around the bunkers, tunnels and gun relics ...

Lazy Sunday afternoon, Kavieng, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Lazy Sunday afternoon

A travel blog entry by thurls

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Spent the Sunday afternoon with some R&R at Nusa retreat. The weather today has been crappy with on and off showers, and I didn't want to be stuck in the accommodation bored all day. Had lunch and spent the afternoon talking with the owners Shaun and ...

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 ...

Storming..., Kissidougou, Guinea travel blog

Storming...

A travel blog entry by timshazz

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... good time but in no time at all it would turn to shit and we would be reduced to around 20kmph. Everything was covered in red Guinea dust but for most of us we were just happy to be seeing something different and soaking it all in. Guinea for me was a ...

Praying for avgas & into the bush, Tari, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Praying for avgas & into the bush

A travel blog entry by maggie360

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We break for the airport before breakfast in the hopes of making headway with our avgas dilemma. After packing up the plane, Patrick arrives and says he's called a friend "who knows how to get things" across the boarder in Indonesia.  I should ...

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