Travel Blogs from Malabo
... walked for several hours, we followed a couple of different paths and didn't really "arrive" at anything spectacular. The environment was fun to walk around in though. We could hear the calls of so many birds and see lush plant life clobbering on top of trees, vying for the tiny bit of sunlight available. We turned back after a few hours, normally on a mountain I would try to reach the top, but we already knew that the top was a restricted ...
... the city. Houses and businesses were graffitied with instructions to the owners. We saw messages for citizens to rebuild, tear down, and paint their buildings with a date that this task must be finished by. The day before the union started, every shop and business in the city shut down as people frantically made repairs and painted exterior walls. All over the city, two colors were available for repainting. A uniformed yellow for the walls and brown for doors, railings, and ...
We have been here in the capital city of Equatorial Guinea, Malabo for just under a week now & Ayesha & I have had the opportunity to visit several gathering places around the city. The big central open air market "mercado semu" was a feast of the senses.
When we arrived here we were cautioned not to buy any produce in the supermarket but to wait until we went to the market semu to pay 1/3 of the price. The economy here ...
... that we'd even stay in the capital for the rest of the week, we're really trying to see other parts of the country as well. We explained that we really just wanted to learn something in one day. He spoke with the chef one more time. Ok, he said, you can go to the kitchen while they prepare today's food. You don't have to pay any money, but you have to lend a hand. Perfect! We go to the kitchen and the cook and her assistant are just bringing in the ingredients for today's ...
... sure how that works) asked if we wanted to go for a Fanta & chat some more. After a brief hesitation we said yes and they took us to a little spot not to far from the school. We learned that going for a Fanta meant going for a drink in general, not specifically a Fanta :-). While we were there we chatted more about how schools work and tried to get information about how to get to Bata as the principal was from there. We also tried a bit of ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
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