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Travel Blogs from Malabo

A Whirlwind of a Week

A travel blog entry by fcroser


... are small houses crammed together, competing for space near the water. Maxi explained that all of the trash being dumped into the river, and the eutrophication resulting from runoff, was the result of unplanned urban development. The city of Malabo retroactively tried to control these problems by creating fines for dumping trash, but this didn’t change the habits of the communities along the river. In fact, the biggest trash heaps were all around the sign detailing the ...

Nightlife in Malabo

A travel blog entry by fcroser

... of the best quality chicken and beef that I’ve seen on the island. We brought our leftovers home, and headed out for the evening’s adventures.

Our first stop of the night, around 10:00, was a bar called Tope. Tope is a fermented sugar cane drink made on the island, and is the specialty drink of the bar. It was an expensive bar, but we were only there to see our favorite Malabo band play a Whitney Houston tribute concert. It was great to hear them play ...

An unexpectedly great day

A travel blog entry by fcroser


... Sipopo Beach, but it didn't matter. We were really excited for a beach day! So, we rushed home, woke up the boys, got dressed, and sat on the sofa with all of our things, waiting for Ghafar and his friends.

When we squeezed into two cars, four of us in the back seat of Ghafar's Toyota Hilux and one in the front seat, plus two more in another car already packed with people. When we asked which beach we were headed to, Ghafar said we were ...

A Field Trip to Finca Sampaka

A travel blog entry by fcroser


... wood, and the heat used to dry them is provided by wood fires at the end of each table. Rickety old belts and cogs housed in the engine room move large metal combs back and forth through the beans distributed along the length of the tables. The constant turnover of the beans promotes drying. After drying, the cacao beans are moved to a long chute where they are poured into woven canvas sacks. Sixty pounds of cacao are packaged in each sack, and each ...

What a Crazy Week It's Been

A travel blog entry by fcroser

... all of the stands were, and then made a slower round to take everything in. There were racks of secondhand Western clothing everywhere, and a few racks of clothing made from African fabric. Erica and Raelyn are excited about buying dresses in Malabo, but I'm on the hunt for a pair of colorfully-patterned pants like the ones worn by the local men. I'm sure that I'll find a pair buried among the treasures at Semu. If not, there's always the option of having a pair ...


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