Dakar, Senegal and chez nous

The doctors here in Guinea have been as helpful as they can be.  It has been an interesting insight into third world medicine to be a patient here. There is unfortunately only so much they can do. How lucky we are in the USA.

One last hot day in Conakry. The Marché du Niger downtown seemed uncharacteristically low key compared to the seething  frenzy we have seen in the market of Kindia and Taouyah. The market ladies are fierce competitors pushing their wares in front of you and on top of their neighbors wares to make a sale. I did not get as much shopping in as I wanted nor as much video footage. As Greg mentioned anyone with a camera is facing adverse conditions and a lot of negative responses. I resorted to my back up camera the little Sony as it is more difficult to be spotted using it. Great caution should be used when ever you see a policeman or anone in military garb. They are notorious extortionists when it comes to cameras and tourists.  We concluded that buying the protection of a local who can be the intermediary is the best way to be able to shoot pictures you want.

Unfortunately just when we are beginning to feel more at home here, seeing and understanding more we have to leave. My high school French has been put to a severe test here but has improved with daily use. I look forward to when we are able to return again and parle avec tout les gens de Guineé qui sont très amicable et génial! Merci beaucoup Guineé pour tout!

Louisa

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