Travel Blogs from Guinea

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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 ...

Vultures not Vouchers.., Mamou, Guinea travel blog

Vultures not Vouchers..

A travel blog entry by timshazz

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It was rice porridge this time round for breakfast before another reasonably early departure. The road was in reasonable shape we started to eat up the km’s. It had gotten quite cold overnight and it was a fresh crisp morning in the truck as Mabel ...

Fatigué (Fr+Pt), Piché, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Fatigué (Fr+Pt)

A travel blog entry by ikono

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Eh oh, salut, c'est juste pour dire qu'il est 7 heures du matin et que je viens de me rendre compte que je ne pourrais plus continuer à d'être aussi exhaustif dans mes descriptions. Va falloir que je trace car autrement c'est trooooppp de boulot à ...

Kindia, Kindia, Guinea travel blog

Kindia

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Je me suis arrete dans cette ville uniquemenet parce que c etait la seule ville qui avait des taxis pour la ville de Kamakwie en Sierra Leone. 2 jours d attente pour trouver un ...

Bubaque - Bijagos, bubaque, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Bubaque - Bijagos

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

Bubaque est la ville charnière pour trouver du transport vers les autres iles. Les bijagos ce sont le iles des amateurs de pêche et ils ont raisons car ces iles regorgent de poisson : 5 poissons coutent 50 centimes d euro. Donc poissson a presque tous ...

lekki, Kolda, Senegal travel blog

lekki

A travel blog entry by sisterpeanut

Hello! Though no great adventures have taken place in the last two months(that immediately come to mind) , i thought it was about time to post an update to let everyone know im still plugging along here in Kolda. I think i'll use this update to ...

Frontiere Guinee Bissau- Guinee Conakry, Kandika, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Frontiere Guinee Bissau- Guinee Conakry

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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De nouveau des routes affreuses avec des épaves de peugeot 504 ou l on met entre 9 et 10 ersonnes ...

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 ...

Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

A travel blog entry by nickelaine

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Friday 27th February - Day 45 - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea During the port lecture the previous day, we had been advised by our fellow passengers that Simpson Port, where the ship would be docking, was very pretty and dramatic, with the volcano on the ...

Joe And The Volcano!, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Joe And The Volcano!

A travel blog entry by markgemmell

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I'm not quite sure what it is about me, but every single airport we hit I seem to get stopped for the security explosives checks...  The tab gets brushed over my luggage and clothes before being checked in the machine...  All good so far - fingers ...

Goodbye Forecariah, Forecariah, Guinea travel blog

Goodbye Forecariah

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... Three food groups, you ask, surely I learned in school that there is food pyramid with 6 food groups? Well not in Guinea! There are only three: construction, protection and energy.  I presented construction which is basically protein, our meat group ...

Rabaul, Papau New Guinea, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Rabaul, Papau New Guinea

A travel blog entry by danharriet

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... during the first half of the war.  After the war, Australia resumed control of the area until 1975 when Papua New Guinea became independent. Today, Papua New Guinea is a Fourth World Country. A Fourth World Country is a country that cannot exist ...

The Wedding, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

The Wedding

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... had to go to Leah's for a shower, because the water in my house had been shut off (it was kind of like living in Guinea). Then she picked me up and we met her sisters and another bridesmaid to get our hair done. She had seven bridesmaids: her two ...

Unexpected PNG, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Unexpected PNG

A travel blog entry by cth-road

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... out from BUNK Backpackers. Walk to Fortitude Valley train station for 10 min. Train to airport. Check-in for PNG (Papua New Guinea). Immigration officers. Spending my last 3.50 A$ on sweets. Boarding. Virgin Australia. Only mercenary kind of tough guys on ...

wantok, mi laikimTok Pisin, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea travel blog

wantok, mi laikimTok Pisin

A travel blog entry by zalazala

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uff ... tuki sem ene 35 ur in zgodilo se je ze tooook stvari, da sploh ne vem, kje naj zacnem. Na letaliscu v Cairnsu se je zacelo ... dobro :) poleg tega, da sem imela sedez 13A (there is no such thing as BAD LUCK!) in da smo vzleteli z zamudo in da ...

Bribery and corruption abounds, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Bribery and corruption abounds

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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... the border to Guinea Bissau, one of the worlds poorest countries. We passed through the Senegal border with no problems at all. The Guinea border was different, they came into the vehicle and had a good look, tested the settee, got amazed at the fridge ...

At Sea, At Sea, Papua New Guinea travel blog

At Sea

A travel blog entry by nickelaine

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Saturday 28th February - Day 46 - At Sea We are presently on a northerly course towards Guam our next port of call in two days time.  We are passing through he Bismark Sea and are approximately 750 nautical miles (1.15 land miles) south of ...

A day of reorganising..., Labe, Guinea travel blog

A day of reorganising...

A travel blog entry by beattie99

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... heading off tomorrow! Hmm and then we met the Germans. Or the purveyors of doom (the individual's not the population). So, they live in guinea and have for 10 years, worked all over Africa for 20, here's the advice; 1. Don't go to cote divore, go to ...

Dabola 316km complete, Dabola, Guinea travel blog

Dabola 316km complete

A travel blog entry by beattie99

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More road dramas today! We headed out pretty early to try get to kankan but it quickly became clear the county council had misspent their budget that was allocated to RN1 national road, not sure on what but it wasn't the road. The scenery was beautiful ...

A town called Mandiana 350km, Kankan, Guinea travel blog

A town called Mandiana 350km

A travel blog entry by beattie99

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We both had a bad night sleep, the street food its presence felt... We headed for kankan and because we were feeling a little dehydrated we decided it might be a good idea to stay there and then attempt the cote divore border in the morning. It was a ...

the land of unexpected, Kavieng, Papua New Guinea travel blog

the land of unexpected

A travel blog entry by zalazala

Turisticna stran papaue nove gvineje ima napisano ¡V the land of unexpected ¡K JEP! Ko je clovek preprican, da se mu nc cudnega vec ne more zgodit ¡V JEP! LAHKO SE! Torej bila sem v Madangu nazadnje, ko sem ugotovila da imam cudno alergijo na ...

Did Someone Mention Gold?!?, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Did Someone Mention Gold?!?

A travel blog entry by markgemmell

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Another flight in my marathon trip across Australia and on to PNG... 8 flights in 4 days, a total of 24 hours in the air with God knows how many hours spent in terminals waiting for flights or baggage... The things I have to put up with, eh? The ...

Monijin, yu stap gut? (Good morning, how are you?), Rabaul, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Monijin, yu stap gut? (Good morning, how are you?)

A travel blog entry by foxycruiser

Yesterday, we spent the day in remote Rabaul, the capital of New Britain Island. It is the largest of Papua New Guinea Islands & the most primitive island in the world, a country of dense jungle covered mountains & rain forests. As we approached the ...

An African slap!, Labe, Guinea travel blog

An African slap!

A travel blog entry by beattie99

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Monday the 8th was a no blog and no photo day! There was no fun! 50km in 10hours! Worse than the day before! We left Baliki early, we felt uncomfortable and the atmosphere had changed with the smugglers! There was a lot of interest in our bikes, phones ...

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 ...

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