The mango is so good! The best in the world!!
Feels quite dangerous...
Less is more!
As an American, you are invited to the 230th anniversary of the Marie Corp. The Marines hold this every year and there is a small fee, but party till the cows come home! Great set up. The marines have their ceremony and then the drinking and dancing begins. They have this buffet that is spread out consisting of everything one could hope for! Anyone...more
Doing your shoping in alternate areas offers you a chance to do some refreshing business in Conakry. In the more crowded places hawkers will flock to you throwing everything from badmitten rackets to evening attire to chinese underwhere in your face. By moving off the expat trails and visiting places like the taxi stand in between Kipe and...more
In this area, if you don't live on the "route Niger" you are in for a long walk.Even when you get there, most of the taxis are full, but all good things come to those who wait... and wait... and wait!If you walk about 100 yards down to the Total station, you have a better chance and may see one on the way!more
I was in this area to see some of the landscape and found the hills just outside the main hussle and bustle of the trading pit! Excellent hiking area that you can even do some novice rock climbing w/o a harness or spotter! There were others that had guides in the hills, but not many. Ran around for about 3 hrs and still did not get to the top......more
Conakry itself is not the nicest place to see, but if you travel about 3 hours into the country, you will find Kindia. There are wide open areas, mountains to hike and waterfalls to stand under. Cooler than in Conakry, but worth the trip if you want to get out of the city and buy textiles and other wood carvings that are better made and cheaper!...more
This is a nice little place to come and have steak and fries in the neighborhood! The service is a little slow, but that just gives you more time to talk to your dinermate! They serve a variety of foods from "Guinean" spaghetti to fish platters. It is not bad and you can take two people there and eat like a king for under 10 bucks! Drinks and...more
There are many shops that are permanent fixtures outside the hotel! They are open most of the day and sell all kinds of things from masks to drums! Expect to pay a lot more than if you went downtown and walked around!There have been some things that I have seen there that I have not seen in other locations, so sometimes you just need to go there...more
The best part about the area, is there are TONS of taxis! You can grab one right in front of the Hotel, or walk down to the main road (1 min walk) and pick one up cheaper! This area is a mecca for taxis because it is kind of in the middle between downtown and everywherer else!From here to downtown, should not pay more than 5 GNF and to matam, about...more
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