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... ve ever experienced this you’ll know what I’m talking about. We had the unique experience of staying in a small village right in the heart of the Fouta Djalon. We stayed with an amazing and very eccentric man called Hassan who welcomed us into his village. We slept in mud huts and were treated to the local food which usually consisted of bucket loads of palm oil and ground peanuts sometimes ...
... and thriving. The Coly’s is a lovely and large piece of land without fences bordering the bush. There was a grove of mangoes in the back yard with one in the front yard that his grandfather had planted more than 60 years ago. It was huge. We sat in its shade much of the day, eating unlimited koni and oranges. There were also several giant ficus around which, despite their size, were only about as old ...
Today we managed to get our Christmas
messages from the family so that cheered us up a bit. Now heading for
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 and freezer and then left
taking Mike with them ...
We crossed once again back into
Senegal. The Gambian officials were all fine but in Senegal they
wanted a bribe for writing our name in the book. They are still
waiting! Made it to the town of Ziguincher where we hope to get our
visa for Guinea Bissau. The Consulate had moved and so we went
looking and found it 10 minutes before it closed. This was 2 pm on
Friday and it did not open again until 9am ...
... dwarves, and when we were told we had to get out, we demanded our money back before leaving. Anna, the conductor and I had a full scale shouting match in French which he pretended not to understand. Travellers beware, just when you think you're safe hiding behind you're own language you discover the phrase "oh **** off" is universally understood! Before we could cross the line of twine, all our bags were searched by soldiers. I should point out now that GB is ...