Some water drops wake me up. It’s neither dew, nor kids playing with water. And there are too much drops for pissing bats. There is only one option left, it’s rain! And there is thunder! Rain season started, and I have to be quick to install the outer tent. I […]Read More
Cycle Guide Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau, not to be misunderstood with its neighbor Guinea(-Conakry). Some people call it the cashew republic, not strange seen the fact that in the right time of the trees are full with the colorful cashew fruits and streets are filled with bags of cashew. In Guinea-Bissau you see a lot of green surrounding.
A visa is required.
|Language||Portugese, local languages|
|Currency||CFA (2019: €1 = CFA 655)|
|Religion||Islam, Christianity, traditional|
|GDP-rank||#174 (of 192 countries)|
See & Do
It’s not the most exciting city to visit, but at least you’ll be able to charge your wallet, your own body and your supplies. And if you do want to chill, you best go to Ilha de Rubane, Ilha de Bubaque, Quinhamel or Bolama, all to be reached from Bissau.
Possible, but there are lots of people everywhere, so consider asking permission first. In a range of 30 km from the border to Senegal, there might be some land mines, so try to go pat this range.
A great way of meeting locals and sleeping in your own comfortable bed. Ask anyone in a village and they will search a spot for you.
Some places have accomodation, but it’s expensive. Think about 10.000 CFA for the cheapest price.
WS / CS
Not very common, only big cities offer CS hosts.
Unknown, but the best chances are somewhere in Bissau.
Food & Drinks
- Onroad: Egg with bread (±700 CFA)
- Local food: Rice,Fufu, soup
- Local drink: Palm wine
Generally safe to cycle, be cautious in big cities.