Jephir Treks America: Bumbling Through Central America

A 6 week adventure in gastronomica, sights, and observation.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Still Alive...

Hanging around in Bissau, spent a few days on Bolama Island. Almost didn't get off the island due to poor planning and snotty French folks.

Bissau is a pretty cool city, laid back and expensive with decaying Portuguese colonial architecture. The city doesn't have an electrical grid due to the civil war a couple of years back, but that doesn't keep half the town from staying up on gas powered generators.

Kind of went crazy in the Casamance - culture shock combined with heat and frustratingly long delays put a negative spin on all things. A weekend retreat to a private beach on Bolama Island changed all that, although we are turning back for Morocco due to money concerns, the desire to overland the entire trip and the need to return to the Northeast a bit early. We're thinking about cutting about 2 weeks off the end of the trip, so if anyone wants to come and pick us up we'll be taking submissions for the next month.

Next up, Tambacounda and the Niokolo-Koba National Park, then a jot to Kayes, Mali to pick up some Shea butter before shooting back to Dakar before Mauritania and Morocco. Sooooo... basically, everything is still up in the air. Sound familiar?


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