Saturday, December 29, 2018

Bush Camp, Guinée to Bureh Beach, Sierra Leone, December 29, 2018

We had an early start for the border on the worst roads yet-

Sometimes we have to drive less than 10 km/ hour and sitting at the back, it's really rough!  There are fewer and fewer vehicles as we get closer to Sierra Leone-

Doing laundry-

We crossed a narrow bridge over a lovely river-

where they had a banana nursery-

Thankfully it didn't take long to get through the borders.  The Guinée side uses computers, thanks to us-

I wish the cooks in Lamé had seen this-

Sierra Leone is an English speaking country so I'm not sure if maybe this sign is for those who don't get through as quickly as we did-

Sierra Leone had just finished a long civil war and then was hit with Ebola so its economy has taken a hit.  It is now Ebola free-

Sierra Leone is so different from Guinée.  There's more money so the roads are great.  They still burn lots but there was little garbage lying around.  It just feels easier-

Quite a load bursting out of the back of a van-

Interesting rules-

Markets are much the same: organized chaos-

We pulled into a place right on Bureh Beach where it's the same price to camp or share a room, so guess where I am!  $30 US is expensive for no power during the day, no hot water, no bathroom door and a window screen that's broken.  TIA!  I'm looking forward to a few relaxing days on the beautiful sea!


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