Insects/mosquitoes descend on light of his [Joachim is a Customs inspectors] torch. No electricity. Retreat to sweltering hot room early scorpion-like insects frantically running around near candle-light. Joachim says theyre not dangerous. Glad I have tent. Image of Guinea Bissaus flag and Peters bike (click to enlarge) Image by Peter Gostelow courtesy Peter Gostelow, SOURCE
Most interesting site [in the capital Bissau] is Presidential Palace, which is a complete ruin roof having fallen in during civil war here. (click to enlarge) Image by Peter Gostelow courtesy Peter Gostelow, SOURCE
[Because of the heat] ideally we should have been riding from 6am-11am, taking a 5-hour rest, then cycling for another 2-3 hours come about 4pm. Peter cycling in Senegal (click to enlarge) courtesy Peter Gostelow, SOURCE
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After taking a few weeks to recover from his machete wounds the Brit cycled out of Dakar in Senegal. He crossed Gambia and entered Guinea Bissau a few days ago. Communication is quite a challenge as the locals speak a mixture between Portuguese and a local dialect.Smells, tastes and sounds of Guinea BissauPeter described his first impression of the country as follows, Roadside vegetation almost entirely dominated by cashew trees and every village I pass through smells of the fruit fermenting. Guinea Bissaus main export?...