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A last view of the Guinean highlands  
   

A last view of the Guinean highlands

Guinea Bissau and Guinea

April 13th 2018
“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” -Jack Kerouac They say that people whom travel to the Guineas need to have a perverse love for the humble pothole. We learned this the hard way and so many more lessons around the perception and reality of overland travel. I think that there is a certain misconception that tra ... read more
Africa » Guinea

Guinean Flag Guinea has had only two presidents since gaining its independence from France in 1958. Lansana CONTE came to power in 1984, when the military seized the government after the death of the first president, Sekou TOURE. Guinea did not hold democratic el... ... read more
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15th April 2018

the mantle of the happiest
The poorest are often the most generous and in many ways show happiness in simple things I find. Poignant your findings in remote villages in Guinea, Shaun. I think the lack of rubbish is also evidence of their pride and understanding of self. I found this evident in Ethiopia particularly. And the happiness and welcome of people in Mali made us love that country and the heart of its people. Sounds like you found that in Guinea...but you did not mention the music. Did you perchance experience the drums...the music of its people?
15th April 2018

One for the pool room
This is one hell of a great photo Shaun...one for you to treasure for the ages. You were there!

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