Cost (10 Days, 06.11.2017 - 16.11.2017)
|1||Food||20.12 €||2.12 €||21 %|
|2||Lodging||22.87 €||2.29 €||24 %|
|3||Transport||23.78 €||2.38 €||24 %|
|4||Miscellaneous||30.49 €||3.05 €||31 %|
|5||Tourist attraction||0 €||0 €||0 %|
|6||Equipment||0 €||0 €||0 %|
|8||Totally||97.26 €||9.73 €||100 %|
06.11.2017, Day 199, São Domingos: First kilometers in Guinea-Bissau
The transition at the boarder was very peaceful and went over quickly. At the
exiting office of Senegal a military man asked me: “Where is my gift?” as its
usually if they want to earn some extra money from tourists, but immediately his
boss waved trough the barrier and said: “Not necessary for the man with the
On the immigration office to Guinea-Bissau the officer gave me a handshake: “Hello! How are you? Are you my brother or my friend?” After I answered: “I’m both of them.” He had to laugh and the paperwork was done without any harassment. Outside a woman sold some homemade pastries and I ate some with the officers and other locals.
My first thought back on the bike was: “Wuau, Guinea-Bissau!” Big trees were covering the streets spending shadow and a breeze of fresh air went around.
07.11.2017, Day 200, Essakauel: Regular cycling day
For lunch I rested at a small river and a group of girls soon appeared to wash some stuff in it. I want to take a picture of the bike and the nature but they were always on the background. I didn’t want to wait all afternoon so I asked them if it’s ok if I take a picture of the bike, while they are a bit on the background of the picture. Somehow, they misunderstood me. They all went out of the river and posed behind my bike for the picture. Seems they know what they’re doing.
08.11.2017, Day 201, Bissau:
The course at Kayadj takes 4 years of teaching in all the things, which are necessary to run the school and to do the job. Each year there is an admission-test for the new students. Only the 4 best students of the test get an apprenticeship. So there are maximum 16 students at the same time in an apprenticeship. The teaching is individually for each student. They will be taught in the professions skills of a carpenter but sometimes it’s also necessary to repeat or teach some basic skills. For example school skills like reading, writing, mathematics, geometry and languages or some general skills like how to use a phone, to driving a car or to handle with responsibility. Kurt often spends a lot of time and energy to teach and explain something to his workers and is taking it very seriously.