Breakfast went off without a hitch and by 7 we were on the road, travelling to Labé-
It was only 100 or so km but with the roads, it took awhile. There was pavement, then rough crevices from erosion and some dust-
I upgraded at the hotel even though it was quite expensive but I have my own bathroom! And it's Christmas! I hopped on the back of a motorbike to go to a "liquor store" - a small shop with flats of beer and a fridge jam packed with beer. I got enough to last me a lifetime for $14. Beside the liquor shop was a restaurant selling fou-fou which according to them is manioc, a patty that looks like it's made from semolina wheat, like cream of wheat but in reality it is a tuber that's very toxic. It's peeled and grated and rinsed numerous times to get rid of the poison and then made into a patty. It's pretty gross too. The stew is monkey meat which I just had to try-
Once back to the hotel, I borrowed a plate and tried to eat it. It tastes so wild, is stringy and in big chunks. It's disgusting-
I've booked a hike tomorrow to see some waterfalls. I hope we follow the itinerary we're supposed to and that it's not extended. While we were in Bissau, a group booked a boat trip to an island to see some hippos. I opted not to go because it was going to cost me over $200. Well, they left the hotel at 7 am and the 1.5 hour boat ride ended up being 4 hours, then the walk to see the hippos in the blazing sun was longer than expected, blah, blah, blah. They ended up eating lunch at 5 pm and coming home, another 4 hours in the dark in a boat WITHOUT lights! They were naturally exhausted!
Looking forward to enjoying my own luxury suite, a good sleep and tomorrow's walk!