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06.11.2017, Guinea-Bissau

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Cost (10 Days, 06.11.2017 - 16.11.2017)

# Category Sum Per Day Percent
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 %
7 -------- --------- -------- -------
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 bike.”
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

The cycling in Guinea-Bissau went on as good as it started. The temperature was just right and it was no effort to move forward. A chameleon crossed slowly the street and as it saw me it went back in the high grass. It would might been run over by a car as slow as it was trying to cross the street.

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.

09.11.2017, Day 202, Bissau: Updating Website

Today was the first day after holidays and the workshop was in operation again. The work which doesn’t need any designing or planning, is handled by the employees which have finished their study. Today they had an assignment to plane and cut some wooden plates. The work was done quick and sociable.

10.11.2017, Day 203, Bubaque: By Bike and Ferry to the Island

11.11.2017, Day 204, Bubaque: Riding on the beach

12.11.2017, Day 205, Bubaque: Back to Bissau

13.11.2017, Day 206, Ga-Mamoudo: Rice fields

14.11.2017, Day 207, Sare Amadi: Churros for breakfast

15.11.2017, Day 208, Kebousoutouba: Nature reserve area

16.11.2017, Day 209, Dabiss: Boarder in the jungle