Travel Blogs from Guinea

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On the bus with Rambo, Lae, Papua New Guinea travel blog

On the bus with Rambo

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

Our plane into Port Moresby seems populated solely by returning locals and mining expats returning to their hardship posting. Like many of our previous flights, on this trip, tourists do not make up the bulk of this wide bodied Boeing 767 passenger ...

Fouta Djalon a fora, Kankan, Guinea travel blog

Fouta Djalon a fora

A travel blog entry by ikono

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Ahh, de novo na estrada, de novo sem a certeza da distância que me sera possivel avançar, se continuarei a ter sorte ou se é desta que marcho a passo de cagado, que paisagem me aguarda no caminho, terei abrigo esta noite ? De novo um aventureiro. ...

Ville a architecture colonial, bafata, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Ville a architecture colonial

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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c est ma ville préférée en guinée Bissau. Une ville avec son architecture coloniale portugaise totalement a l abandon. Les locaux n ayant pas occupé les anciennes demeures des portugais. Il s ensuit une atmosphère très particulières. dans cette ...

Brikama to Sao Domingos, Cassalol, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Brikama to Sao Domingos

A travel blog entry by lastplanet

We are traveling from the Gambia with our African brother, Lucas Jatta, from Brikama to Sao Domingos, Guinea Bissau, on the first leg of a trip to visit his family in Cassalol, Guinea Bissau. ...

Fouta Djalon, Doucki, Guinea travel blog

Fouta Djalon

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Le plus bel endoit en Guinee. Pour 12 euros tout inclus. On a le droit de dormir dans une architecture traditionnel peul, 3 repas et de la marche vers les merveilles geologiques aux ...

Day 100 : Tamba - Kedougou, Kedougou, Senegal travel blog

Day 100 : Tamba - Kedougou

A travel blog entry by arnaudfoubert

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Après cette bonne nuit de repos nous avons commencé la journée par un petit-déj sur place avant de retourner chez Adama, l'amie de Kaly. Après s'y être encore reposé entre deux discussions, nous y avons mangé un bon Thieb, puis nous avons pris la ...

lost in PNG (not really), Ambunti, Papua New Guinea travel blog

lost in PNG (not really)

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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Thursday 30th Sep It's my birthday..... Up for breakfast at 07:00, and we hadn’t even started eating it when the guy from Sepik river adventures arrived and asked if we were ready to go.... I wasn’t going anywhere until i had my breakfast. ...

The pidgin 'ABC', Kerema, Papua New Guinea travel blog

The pidgin 'ABC'

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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... de 1,2 metros e um corpo muito quente... têm nome? Mito? Talvez... (http://authspot.com/short-stories/half-man-half-serpent-discovered/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLPTZxZJgno As tribos da Papua Nova Guinea ...

My new family, Kerema, Papua New Guinea travel blog

My new family

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  PNG está a ser a maior surpresa de sempre. A dualidade entre instabilidade e dificuldades sociais com a simpatia generalizada de todos, só me fazem querer mostrar aos meus amigos e familia, a 3D. Não querem cá aparecer? A minha nova família ...

not a great day, Wewak, Papua New Guinea travel blog

not a great day

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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Sunday 3rd Oct. Back to Port Morseby and then onto Cairns today. We had a bad day today, it all started at 04:10 in the morning , we had just got out of bed and were getting ready to be on the bus by 04:30 when there was a knock at the door, when i ...

Boat down, SWIM FOR YOUR LIVES!, Kerema, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Boat down, SWIM FOR YOUR LIVES!

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  Erima Market, 6h da manhã Autocarros para Kerema? Cada cabeça sua sentença, lá dizia o outro! Uma senhora diz que o PMV (a tal espécie de autocarro mal amanhado que mais não é do que uma carrinha de caixa aberta com uma estrutura em metal ...

Frontiere Senegal - Guinee Bissau, Sao Domingos, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Frontiere Senegal - Guinee Bissau

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

Une frontiere qui s est passe sans probleme. J utilisais le meme taxi de Ziguinchor jusqu a bissau, our atteindre ce pays qui attire 2000 touristes par ...

Living by the jungle: The Routine, Kerema, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Living by the jungle: The Routine

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  Não me deixam dormir no chão da sala como no primeiro dia. Expulsar malta de quartos e de camas não era o meu forte até chegar aqui...tirando uma ou outra excepção na India. Durmo com a minha rede mosquiteira para ver se não apanho ...

Village life, East Cape, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Village life

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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I decided to go to East Cape, which is the eastern most point of the main land of PNG. To get there I took the local transportation called PMV's or public motor vehicle. Basically it's a huge truck with two benches in the back down each side. ...

Pickpockets and client service, Goroka, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Pickpockets and client service

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  Os pickpockets de Lae trabalham muito mal! Apanhei um quase a assobiar, a olhar para o ar ao mesmo tempo que tentava atacar-me o bolso das 100 Kinas. Apanhado em flagrante, comecei a perguntar-lhe muito alto, “o que é que estás a fazer, ó ...

In the Highlands, Goroka, Papua New Guinea travel blog

In the Highlands

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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... to a lookout called Mt Kis. I am going to tell this story here because maybe if another woman is planning on going to Papua New Guinea solo and reads this she can learn from it. Plus, for better or worse, this is a big part of my trip and it affected ...

The bedbug night in, Lae, Papua New Guinea travel blog

The bedbug night in

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  Foi ainda há menos de um ano que me introduzi não intencionalmente ao ecossistema do percevejo (ou “bed bugs”). Esses bichos que vivem no interior dos colchões e que decidem parasitar o humano que debita calor corporal para a ...

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 ...

Chimpanzées, Bossou, Guinea travel blog

Chimpanzées

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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A faire et a refaire. C etait tout bonnement extraordinaire. Tracker les chimpanzees avec 3 guides tres professionnelles puis les observer. D abord manger, puis il se reposait en nous regardant. Un est passer a un metre de moi. Et des la premiere photo, ...

Caspa is not getting it..., Gabensis, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Caspa is not getting it...

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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... que me ia pedindo: “o que estou a fazer aqui”, “por onde viajei”, “o que acho da Papua New Guinea”, “o que aconteceu com o acidente de barco”. Saio de avião em direcção para Lae. Quando o Adam encaixa as ...

Off to the Sepik region, Wewak, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Off to the Sepik region

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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Wednesday 29th sep More travelling today, this was a long day, first a flight from Garoka to Port Morsbey, a long wait at the airport and then a second flight Port Morsbey to Wewak via madang, about 8 hours travelling in total. The Sepik region does not ...

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 ...

The second impressions!, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea travel blog

The second impressions!

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

  Há demasiado a acontecer à minha volta: Todos os veiculos, de carros particulares, autocarros, carrinhas de caixa aberta, carros da polícia ou do governo, têm grades nos vidros da frente e laterais. São à prova de ...

Happy Birthday to me!, Mamou, Guinea travel blog

Happy Birthday to me!

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... but in the end I defeated the monster and continued with my bucket bath. So if you have been paying attention to Guinea you already know there have been some problems here.  I don't know how much I'm allowed to say.  But the ...

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 ...

Trekking Mont Nimba - Leclerc, Gbakoré, Guinea travel blog

Trekking Mont Nimba - Leclerc

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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De la jungle, de la savanne, un 1900m a grimpé et entendre les chimpanzés crier au loin. J en garde de bon ...

Things do get better!, Kimbe, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Things do get better!

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

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As we land into Hoskins airfield we are greeted by loud voices. Yet, these are not the joyous voices of a local 'sing-sing' but the morose wailings of a family in deep morning. Lying ignominiously on a old baggage cart, next to the departing flights ...

back to Wewak, Ambunti, Papua New Guinea travel blog

back to Wewak

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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Saturday 2nd Oct After a nice breakfast of omelette and bacon and a huge pile of toast we set off in the canoe for pagwi. On the way we stopped at the most interesting church i have ever seen. It was built in 1953 and although it is a catholic church it ...

Drying in the rain, Kerema, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Drying in the rain

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  Acordar na casa de uma simpatiquíssima família que acolheu um completo estranho com um bocado mau aspecto, não foi muito tranquilo. Apesar da simpatia, não sabia até a que ponto todas aquelas pessoas e miudagem (uma equipa e meia de ...

The Social and personal PNG affection model, Kerema, Papua New Guinea travel blog

The Social and personal PNG affection model

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  O afecto distribuído na PNG é muito orientado à família, que ocupa um lugar claramente central na sociedade. As famílias são grandes, enormes e, na maior parte das vezes não se lhes conhece o inicio nem o fim. E existe um termo que é usado ...

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