TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Impala Malabo
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... I was fully prepared for failure, so I would not be too disappointed if it didn't work out" Since we hadn't found anyone who had ever been there to advise us I stopped a can on the street. "We need transportation to and from Pico Basille, and we want to hike there, so we need you to wait for us, how much will you charge for that?" The taxi driver was game, he wanted $12 for driving there and back, and $12 for ever hour he waited. For a cab this is ...
... these neighborhoods are beginning to have electrical wires and more modern plumbing. These services cut on and off at will. The water is clean enough for washing, but not for drinking. Infrastructure services change as the neighborhood improves. In the historic downtown where Ayesha and I are staying, we have fairly consistent electricity. We have access to running water (cold only) during the daylight hours but at night the water cuts off. We keep giant trash cans ...
... people are catholic, there are still many ways in which their older customs are prevalent. They believe that ancestors' spirits can possess community members with knowledge and healing abilities and they still go to these people for healing. They present 3 day old babies to the community with a naming festival and the baby receives a beaded bracelet which he/she will wear their whole lives. Every year they have a ņame (sweet potato) festival where they give thanks for their ...
... that often hovers around our youth.
They don't seem to have a lot of other options for entertainment in the city so it's great that the centers have figured out ways to engage them. Both concerts have been entertaining. I feel like I'm watching part middle school talent show, part open mic night at a local bar, and part high profile rap or pop artist performance. The artists are taking themselves seriously- many wear carefully selected outfits that ...
... built wooden benches with a long board across the top to bare down on. The principal took us into 2 or 3 different rooms & had us introduce ourselves. The students all stood up as we walked in, and said "buenas tardes" in unison. They waited for permission from their teacher to sit. They listened quietly as Ayesha & I gave our little spiel about why we were visiting & we told the classes that once they finished their exams we'd love to speak ...
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