Countries Nr 9 & 10 – Guinea & Guinea-Bissau – a roadtrip through Guinea-Bissau and a rainy stay in Conakry

Country 9/196 was Guinea-Bissau, but due to our health issues, we only spent a night there. It was an awesome road-trip night, but sadly, we don’t have any photos to show. Hopefully, we’ll find the time to visit Guinea-Bissau again.

Country 10/196: Guinea
Destination: Conakry

Since it was the middle of the rainy season in Guinea, it was raining during our entire stay, which made it difficult to explore Conakry, but we did our best. Our initial plan was to visit Îles de Los – the well-known island group close to the capital, but due to the heavy rain, it was impossible to do so. We took a tour of the city and visited some of its most popular sites. We appreciated the city’s diversity, the colorful market, the Grand Mosque of Conakry, and the lush nature surrounding the city. The people are very friendly, however, we’ve noticed, that some people don’t like it if you take photos of the city (not even of the buildings), which kind of disables the growth of tourism, which is a shame since the country has a lot to offer.

Thank you, Guinea, it was a pleasure! 🙂

Environmental issues

Some of the most urgent environmental problems in Guinea-Bissau include deforestation caused by wildfires, soil erosion caused by drought and erosion, overgrazing, and overfishing.

In Guinea, deforestation is a major concern. Forests were replaced by savanna woodlands and grasslands due to slash-and-burn agriculture. Soil erosion and desertification are caused by mining, the expansion of hydroelectric facilities, and pollution. There are inadequate supplies of potable water and water pollution resulting in waterborne diseases is also an urgent issue. Guinea’s wildlife is threatened by human encroachment and hunting, as well as overfishing.

Found lots of LOVE in Guinea. 😉 ♥

Honeymoon rating of the visited destinations: ♥♥♥♡♡♡

* Note: This is NOT a general rating of the country, it is merely our personal opinion of the mentioned site(s) as honeymoon destinations, based on the level of tourism development, the number and quality of romantic and adventurous activities and sites it offers, and safety. We strongly believe that every country is beautiful in its own way, they may simply be more or less honeymoon oriented/friendly.

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