Travel Blogs from Malabo
... playing a clapping, stomping game called 'palmadas' which they patiently tried to teach us, they asked if we had a game to teach them and we promised to think of one for when we visited their school.
We decided to start our interaction with the kids with these games. First, we taught them 4 corners. They giggled and snuck from corner to corner and the ones who got out helped me count to ten in English, next we tried red light, green light. The principal showed us ...
... of the salt water. On the outskirts where the people were serving food it was a little dirty with the ever present trash strewn about, but further down the thin shoreline were clean areas just wait for us to relax a while. It was raining a bit when we got there so we sat under a shelter for a bit. While Morgan & I enjoyed our Fanta & beer the young man waiting on us came over to tell us that the men behind us wanted to buy us a drink. ...
... outside. :-)
Flea markets in the USA, eat your heart out! These markets bring hustling to a new level. Like Morgan said, when bargaining, the vendors are not afraid to say no. The customer is very rarely right here! This experience was certainly interesting and largely funky. They were selling everything from rat traps, sponges, lingerie and suitcases to eggplants, pineapple, jeans and fish heads. I found a really nice ...
... without a local contact, we would have to plead our case to the department of education to see a school, and we would not be able to contact them before we arrived.
Since our hosts have been here for over a year they have already felt out when it's necessary to go through official channels vs. going straight to the source. In this case, if we were trying to implement programming in their schools, or if we wanted to see one of the bigger ...
... Today minutes magically appeared on our phone, but next time we'll probably have to put a new guy through the same silly questions.
Next we wanted to apply to leave the capital city- here, travel is tightly controlled by the government. We want to visit the more natural areas of the southern part of this island, but we have to be granted permission first- we wrote a letter explaining where we want to go and why, we signed it, attached copies of ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility