Guinea-Bissau

Country number:
177
Territory number:
222
“Always bear in mind that the people are not fighting for ideas, for the things in anyone's head. They are fighting to win material benefits, to live better and in peace, to see their lives go forward, to guarantee the future of their children…”
Amilcar Cabral, Revolution in Guinea, 1965

Tales from Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau - in a Nutshell

Ten yards over the border from Senegal and suddenly everyone speaks Portuguese instead of French. Although Crioulo, a Portuguese dialect, is spoken here in...
Ten yards over the border from Senegal and suddenly everyone speaks Portuguese instead of French. Although Crioulo, a Portuguese dialect, is spoken here in Guinea-Bissau
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Cities of Guinea-Bissau -Bissau, Bafeta and the Griots - West African Journey Part 13

The Malinke region is the home of the griots, traditional musicians and storytellers. In a village here I witness a performance..
The Malinke region is the home of the griots, traditional musicians and storytellers. In a village here I witness a performance..
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The Bijagos Islands – the Jewel in the Crown of Tiny Guinea-Bissau? - West African Journey Part 12

The first Bijagos island encounter is at Suga, where we moor up for a visit, to a friendly village. I’m told our destination...
The first Bijagos island encounter is at Suga, where we moor up for a visit, to a friendly village. I’m told our destination is a half hour walk.
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Rural Idyll - the Villages of Guinea-Bissau - West African Journey Part 11

The village of Holia in Guinea-Bissau is a pristine piece of paradise, nestled in the mangroves, on the banks of the river and approached...
The village of Holia in Guinea-Bissau is a pristine piece of paradise, nestled in the mangroves, on the banks of the river and approached over a new and prettily constructed causeway, lined with oyster shells.
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