Sofitel Malabo Sipopo Le Golf
Travel Blogs from Malabo
... The principal, Seņor Donato, welcomes us and assembles the students. There are about 60 kids from 1st through 6th grade. After 6th grade they will have to go live with a relative or friend of the family in Malabo, 2 hours away if they continue studying.
The majority of the students watch us shyly as we explain who we are. There are 5 or 6 kids in the group who we met walking around the town the night before & and they watch us expectantly. When we met them ...
... Volcanic rocks are scattered through the sand and water. The small road bordering the sand is lined with shacks many are homes, a few are bars with plastic tables and chairs for patrons. In front of many houses locals are cooking kabobs with meat, snails, and roasting sweet plantains.
Happy Father’s Day! Today we went to the beach. It was very nice to enjoy the sounds of the waves and smell ...
... market could be full of very different offerings. They have seen giant snakes, many types of skinned primates, giant forest rats, and small dog-sized deer called antelope. The only animal sightings we had were scraggly dogs looking for scraps and one tiny monkey that a little boy was dragging around by a string.
Morgan braved that meat market part by herself. I was content to breathe through my nose ...
... completely open to the idea.
It's a bit hard to believe, but the simple act of visiting a school here is something that we didn't think we would be allowed to do. Before our trip we wrote to the US embassy in Malabo. We explained our visit and asked for any advice or assistance that our embassy could offer. The email we received back felt like a big rejection. Our embassy rep explained that what we hoped to experience would be very difficult. She ...
... us. To buy minutes we took that phone to one of many stalls set up randomly on the sidewalk where they advertise "hay saldo". The man who we took our phone to patiently helped us get it working and loaded the minutes we purchased from him. This is one example of feeling like a child because people who live here always load their phone with minutes when they need to use their cell phones, and Ayesha and I have no idea how this works. I'm still not sure ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking