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Rough driving and hiking in the Fouta Djalon, Guinea

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First of all Happy New Year to everybody from Freetown!
Much has happened in the last days and we can state that we have found our favourite country so far – Guinea Conakry! The rough dirt roads, welcoming locals, excellent hiking and amazing scenery will stay for us for a long time to come. But let’s start where we left…

Poor and forgotten Guinea

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Labe, Labé, Guinea.
Forgotten by the rest of the world, yet proud to be Guineans. Richly endowed with resources, yet among the poorest countries in the world. Upon independence, they said “au revoir” to France while President Ahmed Sékou Touré steered the country in a socialist direction, isolating it from the rest of the world. He ruled until 1984 when a military coupe…

Video of Biking the Guineas’ Backroads

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Still one of my favourite parts for biking, was the three weeks we spent cycling from Guinea Bissau’s capital to Kindia in the south of Guinea on my ride through West Africa. The majority of the 1,000km (ish) was off-road. Guinea Bissau was wide orange dust tracks and narrow single-track paths through overgrown grass and [...]…