Azalai 24 Septembro
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Travel Blogs from Bissau
... The coastal city of Bissau is the capital which is very modern in some aspects but without basic infrastructure To get here we returned to Ziguinchor where the Senegalese transport system hit us for six, and we resigned ourselves to hate Zig till kingdom come. A synopsis of the 3 hours we spent sitting and shouting in Zig - we were shown to an 8 seater van to take us to Bissau for a good price and the promise that there were 3 other passengers so we only needed one more to ...
... maintained an Islamic study center in his yard. Also in this yard,
fishermen constructed giant canoes. A small beach lied behind Babacar's
He had the same light-tannish skin as his daughter, Tida. He
rested in his chair and wore silk, maroon Islamic robes. He couldn't
speak Bijago, because he was a Fula. He couldn't speak Portuguese,
probably because he didn't want to. He and I spoke French together. ...
... It was three p.m., but there were still no signs of the ferry. I needed that ferry to catch my flight which would be leaving for Morocco in twelve hours. Although the ferry had left Bubaque each of the last twelve Sundays, I believed it might not leave this one.
"This is the worst country in the world," Tepan'e said, referring to the government. "But, it has the best people in the world."
... br> 1. WANTING WHAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE
2. MOVING TO WESTERN-STYLE LIFE (CITIES)
3. NATURAL DISASTERS
4. AN INCREASING POPULATION (BIG FAMILIES)
5. HEALTH PROBLEMS
Looking at my reasons, one could see that the first two came as a result of Western influence.
The fourth reason did, also. One could argue that, by lowering the infant mortality rate, Western ...
... br> So, start playing that bombolon drum! Call the people of the village around. The village orator had something to say.
"Ahem. Cabaros and canhokams! Difuntu women and Ya-kenyen, especially. I present to you ... The Top 5 Worst Things about the Archipelago of the Bijagos!"
1. BEGGING -
An alternative title for this story was: "Good-bye, beggars, and go to hell."