Travel Blogs from Guinea

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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 ...

Girl's Conference, Mamou, Guinea travel blog

Girl's Conference

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

... Sam and Erich who stayed with me until I calmed down enough to explain why I was so annoyed. I hate public transportation in Guinea. Period. But then all the Fouta and Basse Cote volunteers started arriving with their girls so we're all catching up and ...

fishin' for food, Fongolimbi, Senegal travel blog

fishin' for food

A travel blog entry by sisterpeanut

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Hello! I hope a pleasant Holiday season was had by all! I found my way back to Kolda yesterday on the 13 hour car ride from Kedegou with only one slight incident. Tabaski (Jan 10th) is the largest of the Muslim holidays and generally includes the ...

Orango - Bijagos, Etioca, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Orango - Bijagos

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

Cette ile est un parc national qui protège des hippopotames de mer qui sont très facilement accessibles. On marge ainsi dans des mangroves ou près d un lac pour atteindre a oins de 10 m ces créatures qui tuent plus d humain que les lions. On est ...

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 ...

Culture Shock, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Culture Shock

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

... from my amazing boss at UD. Love you Judy! Ok I just want to put a little blurb about the political/economical situation in Guinea, in case any of you are worried.  Gas prices have doubled like I said in my last blog increasing the prices of most ...

Guinea: The Sequel, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Guinea: The Sequel

A travel blog entry by sweet2thlh

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... hands. Between the Martian-women and the vast numbers of militia based there, Labe was a surreal community. Transparency International ranks Guinea as the most corrupt country in the world but outside of army checkpoints, I saw little of this - ...

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 ...

PNG let the adventure begin, Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea travel blog

PNG let the adventure begin

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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Sat 25th Sep Off to PNG. Connie drove us to the airport after cooking us a great breakfast. Cairns airport is very quiet and civilised and we checked in for our air Nuigini flight to port Moresby. The flight was really empty just 20 people in a big plane ...

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 ...

Happy Mother's Day, Mamou, Guinea travel blog

Happy Mother's Day

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... Peace Corps Partnership Program (PCPP). The total cost of the conferences will be $7,690.  Towns and villages throughout Guinea, the female participants and their families, and local NGOs and government officials will be providing $1,940.  ...

A tropical submersion, Kavieng, Papua New Guinea travel blog

A tropical submersion

A travel blog entry by thurls

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One month down and one week to go! Time flies even without television. I went to the markets on Saturday and stocked up on fish, mud crabs, crayfish and tropical fruits/vegetables before I head back home and have to hand over an arm and leg for seafood. ...

Officially a Volunteer, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Officially a Volunteer

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

... . Yesterday most of the volunteers left for their regional capital.  It was really sad to see everyone leave.  People in Haute Guinea I'll get to see once a month which is awesome but everyone in Fouta and Basse Cote I won't see again until ...

The island way of life, Kavieng, Papua New Guinea travel blog

The island way of life

A travel blog entry by thurls

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"Ladies and Gentlemen,welcome to Kavieng! I remind you that it against the law to chew betel nut on the tarmac." I made it into Kavieng yesterday evening after a night at Brisbane airport and a whole day of flying. Somehow managed to make it through ...

Penetrando na outra Guiné (Fr+Pt), Boke, Guinea travel blog

Penetrando na outra Guiné (Fr+Pt)

A travel blog entry by ikono

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Voilà donc que je me retrouve avec un couple français (réunionais, j'insiste quand même) qui n'hésite pas à m'offrir une place dans sa bagnole. Ils habitent en Conakry depuis 1 an et demi. Dorothée travaille pour le lycée français et Thomas ...

Guinea - Part 1, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Guinea - Part 1

A travel blog entry by sweet2thlh

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... 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 Gambia that I just ...

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 ...

East to Kokopo, Kokopo, Papua New Guinea travel blog

East to Kokopo

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

Today, we leave the splendor of Kimbe Bay and head for Kokopo on the north coast of New Britain. Our journey to the airport takes about an hour, over well maintained road. With few villages we pass an almost continuously rolling vista of Palm Oil ...

Relaxed Alotau, Alotau, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Relaxed Alotau

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

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With scenes from the terrible earthquake and Tsunami in Japan appearing vividly on our in-room TV (a relatively rare luxury in PNG!) we prepare to leave Kokopo for Alotau. Our early morning flight leaves some 45 minutes late. No reason is given but it ...

Bazando da Tabanka, Piché, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Bazando da Tabanka

A travel blog entry by ikono

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Heis-me do lado da primeira fronteira onde o português é a lingua oficial. Assim que digo que sou angolano os sorrisos abrem muito, mas o português era altamente arranhado, chamaram o Fernando, que tinha ar de ser o mais estudado e que me disse ...

Batmen's paradise, Madang, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Batmen's paradise

A travel blog entry by paulandton

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Our flight to Port Moresby was cancelled so we had to stay an extra night in Tufi and enjoy our last Lobster meal. As the flight left the next morning early enough to connect with our flight to Kiunga we haven't spent any time in Port Moresby, the ...

Snorkeling with Black Tip Sharks, Kimbe, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Snorkeling with Black Tip Sharks

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

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Thoroughly, rested we set off bright and early this morning for another two dives in Kimbe Bay. This morning we have been joined by the only other guest at the Resort - a pediatrician from Birmingham, Reinout, stopping for a few days en route to a ...

Bubaque - Bijagos, Bubaque, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Bubaque - Bijagos

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

Retour a l ile principale pour aller ensuite vers Bissau. Les barques que l ont utilise sont très stables, et si on a de la chances des dauphins viennent jouer autour de la barques. Ce qui égaient les 4-5 heures de ...

The Fjords of Tufi in PNG, Tufi, Papua New Guinea travel blog

The Fjords of Tufi in PNG

A travel blog entry by paulandton

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A new country and new experiences. We flew from Darwin via Cairns and Port Moresby to Tufi with 3 different airlines. Getting to Cairns was no problem but there we weren't allowed on the plane unless we had a return ticket out of PNG. As we didn’t ...

Frontiere Guinee - Sierra Leone, Saya, Sierra Leone travel blog

Frontiere Guinee - Sierra Leone

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Voici un peit poste frontiere : une petite cahute avec des douaniers tres gentils. Mais questions papiers, ils m ont fait n importe quoi. J ai du regulariser ma situation 3 jours plus tard a Freetown. Car cela faisait 3 jours que j etais dans le pays et ...

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

In memory of...

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... something wonderful of themselves. It was a sad day for Peace Corps when they decided to send those two home. And Peace Corps Guinea will never be the same.  Though I blame almost no one on PC Guinea staff, trust has been broken ...

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 ...

Six Months, Kankan, Guinea travel blog

Six Months

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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I have been in Guinea for 6 months! I can hardly believe it.  It has been over 6 months since I've eaten Mexican food, or Wendy's or Penn Station or Chipotle or Panera.  It has been 6 months since I've slept under a comforter, used a machine to ...

Getting started, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Getting started

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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I got stuck in Port Moresby for a couple days because as usual I arrived with nothing arranged and I also arrived on a Sunday morning when nothing is open so impossible to make arrangements. At the airport in Manila I met an Aussie expat who had been on ...

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