Casablanca

​We were at the airport by 0100, our flight left from Bissau to Casablanca at 0430 so we didn’t have to wait long until check in opened and we could go through security. We both attempted to sleep in the departure lounge but it wasn’t until we were aboard the plane that we could properly … More Casablanca

The ‘beach’

A lie in, the first of the trip, set the foundations for the rest of the day. We got coffee and pastries for breakfast and having exhausted Bissau of entertainment value we caught a minibus then a taxi to a town called Qinhamel, about 35km outside the city. The town was little more than a … More The ‘beach’

Change of plan

We woke up in time to get to the Guinea embassy before it opened in order to beat any potential queues. Unsurprisingly there was nobody else waiting and we were able to speak to one of the workers who told us we required copies of our passports, Guinea-Bissau visa page and also our yellow fever … More Change of plan

3 countries, 2 border crossings and 1 very long day

We got up early knowing we had a long day ahead of us as we needed to travel from Banjul in Gambia back through Senegal, which surrounds Gambia and then onto Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau. We flagged down a minibus, the main form of transport for locals (some who weren’t too impressed with pour … More 3 countries, 2 border crossings and 1 very long day

By any means

Having arrived in Choum, on the ore train, at 0230 and we wandered around a little until we were kindly pointed to the ‘taxi office’ where about 20 men were arguing over space and luggage on the back of a pick up. Like them we too wanted to go to Atar, a desert town, three … More By any means