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post #151 of 316 Old 01-10-2017, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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The hiking in Guinea is blowing my mind!!

Why did nobody ever tell me about it? How have I never seen pictures before?

Oh yeah, it's because there are virtually ZERO tourists in Guinea!

See tons more pictures here: http://theroadchoseme.com/hiking-in-...outa-djallon-2



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Hi All,

I'm loving every second of exploring Guinea, though my time is coming to a close!

Read more: http://theroadchoseme.com/more-exploring-guinea



Which way do you guys think I should go next? North to Mali, or continue around the coast to Sierra Leon?
I'm on the fence.

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Hi All,

The West African mud pits have begun!
This is a highway in Guinea in the North from Koundára to Labé. National Route something something. The Chinese were building a section of it, this is a bit they hadn't got to yet.
The trucks had been stuck there for days, I walked right through it.

It's a video - embedding it seems to be too hard.

Check it out here on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPfgRyXj...theroadchoseme
or here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theroadchos...4765884740943/

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Sierra Leon is my vote


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Hi Everyone,

I have driven into Mali, Africa country number 7!

Read the whole story of the border crossing here: http://theroadchoseme.com/into-mali


I also just posted this video of crossing a swing bridge it Guinea over a swollen river.
What do you think, would you mess around on this bridge?


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I also just posted this video of crossing a swing bridge it Guinea over a swollen river.
What do you think, would you mess around on this bridge?

-Dan
I showed your video to my wife and she totally freaked!!! and honestly... don't think I'd have touched that one with a 10' pole!!

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Digging the updates man. Too bad you didn't get any video of those guys crossing the bridge.

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I'm checking out Sibi, a beautiful town in Southern Mali.

Obviously I'm keeping up to date on the safety situation in Mali, and talking to lots and lots of people about the reality on the ground.
Unfortunately, I won't be able to go North to the Doggone Country due to all the fighting there, the Mali military will actually stop me if I even try.
Read more: http://theroadchoseme.com/sibi-mali



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Hi All,

I have driven from Mali into Ivory Coast, African country number eight!

Read all about the very stern bribery attempt here: http://theroadchoseme.com/into-ivory-coast

Here's the international border:


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I just paid the biggest bribe of my life.

I'm really not happy about it, though I was rattled and I'm happy to still be in possession of the Jeep.

Read the full story here: http://theroadchoseme.com/ivory-coast-begins



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Sorry to hear about the bribery incident. Africa is a lawless place on balance and I had a feeling that you'd face such occasion eventually - just glad no violence was involved.

I won't ever go back to Africa (as I posted earlier); it's not a part of the world that can be described in one post ... just brutally behind the rest of the globe in greater part. Still very tribal to this day; plenty of kind people, despite abject poverty, but also lots of horrible people with utter disregard for fellow man. It's a huge roll of the dice to venture through such lands.

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Hi all,

I have made my way South in Ivory Coast, and the roads deteriorated very, very quickly.
10 hours of driving for 40 miles. Trucks stuck for a week.
This is the West Africa I dreamed about !

http://theroadchoseme.com/national-park-tai


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Hey all,

After days of mud and intense sun and humidity, I'm ready for beach time.

Where better than the Ivory Coast... Coast ?

These may just be the best beaches I have ever seen, anywhere in the world.



Read the full story: http://theroadchoseme.com/ivory-coast-coast

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