Got up and went down to the reception to have them turn on the water. It was so nice out (not to hot) that I decided to go explore some more. Decided to go into the market (yesterday I went around, today I went in). Very cool market, lots to see, lots going on, people friendly, and no hassles! Definitely my favorite market so far in Western Africa. Bought some cool Gara cloth (indigo tie die strips - the region's specialty). I was having so much fun in the amrket that three hours slipped by and suddenly I had to hurry to get out of the hotel by noon (I never did get my shower).
Only had to wait an hour for my bush taxi to fill up, but then it only went about 20m before breaking down. The mechanic was fetched and he overhauled the carburetor right there on the side of the road (cleaning the small parts in his mouth), and half an hour we were on our way again. The ride was delightful, I've never so appreciated paved roads before.
In Dalaba I hiked to what sounded like a cool hotel. The hotel is very nice, surrounded by gardens. Much to my surprise there are quite a few Americans staying here. An ex peace corps volunteer (PC Mali) and his wife (they both work for USAid in Conakry) and his parents. Two PCVs from Côte d'Ivoire on vacation, and a couple I didn't meet. Plus the current local PCV was hanging out. Went into town with the two Côte d'Ivoire volunteers for diner. Had chop (rice and sauce) that was very good (and even cheaper), and a couple beers, then it was early to bed.