"Beauty in the 3rd World" Conakry by africateach

Conakry Travel Guide: 46 reviews and 49 photos

I feel that with all the garbage, dust, disease and famine in this part of the world, the heat makes up for all that!!!

Just kidding! This place has been my home now for over a year and it has taken some getting used to. Especially since I was a true American before I arrived, but we are slowly chipping away at that too!!!

Still here for the 2nd year and keep enjoying the view from my balcony. I am in the process of moving from this place and can only hope for the sea to be as beauitful as some of the sunrises over the Mosque!!!

In driving down the roads, you need to keep your eyes open for the funniest stuff! This countryside is beautiful and the man who is driving the truck (if you can see) has decided to accent the scene with his feet!!! The accurate depiction of Guinean mentality... Keep on Smilin!!!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:People are very accomodating, food is very good (mostly), not expensive to live and discos rock!!!
  • Cons:Expensive and difficult to leave when you want, dirty, smelly, and not alot to do for recreation!
  • In a nutshell:A visit here would not allow one to fully appreciate the countries inner beauty!
  • Intro Updated Nov 2, 2004
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2007 at 8:06 PM

    great page! sounds like a real adventure.

  • jungles's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2006 at 11:52 AM

    I was very confused by the turtle photo, until the next tip when I saw it was really a whale. I've seen leatherback turtles, but nothing nearly as big as that. Anyway, nice page :)

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2006 at 6:46 AM

    Shawn - very special page - good tips- greetz from Belgium

  • chongwe's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2005 at 6:49 AM

    it's is changed now, AF is cheaper then SN Brussels for the moment

  • Wafro's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2005 at 4:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading your page, great info. BTW: noble job you're doing. GRTZ

  • Maria250's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2005 at 12:47 AM

    ...wow what an impressive move (and work!) away from "Sinatra's town" to Almasy's land (almost only since Guinea is not the Sahara Desert lol). Best, Maria

  • tigerjapan's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2005 at 4:40 AM

    Hey great pages. reading your pages makes me wanna pack up here and seek a job in somewhere less... well, less ... here! Have a great one! And give us a yell if you hear of a job!! ;-)

  • maykal's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2005 at 2:22 PM

    No such thing as personal space?! after two years teaching in Sudan, I know that feeling!! Looks an intereting place, although hope that things have calmed down since you wrote the warning tip :@P

  • grishaV1's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2005 at 12:57 AM

    wow i really learned a lot from your page here, seems a dangerous though exciting place these days, yet teaching also gives a special feeling when you see the children's smiles...

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2005 at 8:00 PM

    fascinated about your people watching ;-)))


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