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Buon Dias from Bissau, this will probably be my penultimate blog since we're rapidly running short of days in Africa. But the last week has been another adventure spent in Guinea Bissau our 3rd country of the trip. Some info on the place: GB sits sandwiched between southern Senegal and Guinea (original with names in this patch) It's about the size of Switzerland with a population of 1.5 million The current government has been in place since April 2012 when the latest ...
... which provided fishermen with motors in
exchange for money to be paid later, until the price of gasoline rose
too high to make this project feasible.
Today, Babacar was the head of a housing complex that
included a few large buildings and which sometimes had electricity at
night. He had four wives who sold vegetables in the local market and
dried fish in Bissau. He'd had more than fifteen children, one of ...
... avocado trees, and Brazilian herbs that were said to prevent malaria when drunk in a tea. (I'd heard the same thing about the sweet roots of mango trees.)
Tepane's house sat on a hill in Bubaque, and from here it was possible to see the islands of Rubane and Canhabaque and the open sea between. I scanned the sea for signs of the ferry which should've been arriving, and then departing with passengers for ...
... they probably had as much chance at being happy as anyone.
In Latin America and Asia, my hypothesis was proven* true. But, Africa** ... Africa was struggling. Africa suffered.
(* - seemed to be)
(** - These thoughts were inspired by my time in West Africa.)
Here were the first reasons* that came** to my mind:
(* - superficial ...
... day with two forty-year-olds. They were the sons of men who'd helped Evangelical missionaries translate the Bible. We discussed culture, language, societal change.
What else was I going to say in defense of the Bijagos? Which accusations would I make? Did the Bijagos have a good lawyer? We'd find all this out ... in an episode of MODERN ODDYSEUS' TOP 5!!! that focused on a very small and ...