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Guinea

Country #27

Taste of Francophone,
Wild and frantic adventure,
Dusty, cool music.

In 2008, I visited Conakry for a weekend while I was temporarily based in Sierra Leone. It was quite a frantic trip, for a number of reasons, starting off with the journey by car which was so cramped (I was pretty much sitting on the gearstick in the front) I though I'd lost the use of my legs.

Conakry had flashes of the Francophone West African vibe that Freetown definitely doesn't have, which was interesting to see. I wouldn't say it was a relaxing trip, but I did enjoy chilling with a beer and listening to the wonderful Guinean guitar-filled music. I was lucky to find a local taxi driver who took me to all the 'hotspots', and on one of the nights, I remember watching the Euro 2008 final. It was exciting to visit somewhere different, but I was probably quite happy to be back in Freetown after this hectic mini adventure.