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Guinea Bissau

     Guinea Bissau was the last on my list of the West-African countries (not counting Western Sahara). Having done Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea - neighboring countries to Bissau a few years back, I new what to expect coming to Bissau. This former Portuguese colony and Lusophony country, was not exactly a colorful and overwhelmingly positive encounter. The Capitol, Bissau, can easily be covered on foot in day. The most interesting site to visit was the former Portuguese fort, now converted into the Military headquarters. I did manage to travel a little bit inland - to Cacheu on the western coast. Not much to see along the road however, apart from a few smaller villages. Worthwhile though to go to Quinhamel on the seafront and try the Oysters.

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