Sunsets are nice, but after some time they get boring. Always the same sun, the same beach and the same lousy guesthouse – even if it’s the only one currently opened. Well, we left Paradise Guesthouse – convinced that hell may be an option 2 paradise and moved on 2 discover a new country: Guinee Bissão.
We observed the last sunset at Cap Skirring, digitized the whole show, ….
… had a fast glimpse on the beautiful landscape in rural Casamance …
…. and the next day we were on the road again towards Bissão in Guinee. Border formalities were not 2 complicated, on Guinean side sometimes accompanied by slightly strange demands 4 exchange of banknotes. Roads were pretty ok, again with some poor officials on the roadside desperately in need of some cash.
Bissão, a quite small and quiet capital – except the main road into town.
The CBD really pittoresque dotted with numerous decaying Portugeese buildings …
… and nice watering holes 2 recover from sightseeing.
We planned 2 cross the country, …
… passing Bafata in Central Guinee …
… and to finally arrive back in Kolda in Senegal.
Next day on the way 2 Tambacounda – the roads in their characteristic shape in Southern Senegal. At least the cars make efficient use of their space.
Of course in Tambacounda, after 6h 4 200km, we had 2 recover from the potholes.
Next in Kaolack, the town we have lived 4 4 years.
Definitely it got busier.
The old buildings were still there. Slightly more in a state of complete disrepair than before, but still heavily protected by loads of litter around them.
Anyway, Kaolack still is a litter collector’s paradise.
After all this litter in Kaolack we needed change – goin’nature.
The good place 4 that is Toubakouta in the Sine Saloum. It was still terribly humid’n’hot, nevertheless a suffering on a high level.
The next day we moved on 2 Foundiougne …
… and finally 2 Ndangane, all in the Sine Saloum. We had quite a long stopover at the Ferry in Foundiougne, time to observe the local boats going 2 all places in the delta.
And then the sundowner in Ndangane.
6 pack of the week – rather 2 6 packs in one: Tabaski is the biggest festival celebrated in this part of the world – and it’s all about sheep. They have 2 b collected, transported, sold, brought home, washed, cared for – and then the great day arrives – and all sheep are converted 2 spicy mutton.
For all those celebrating: bonne fête!!!