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Wednesday, October 14, 1998
Dalaba, Guinea
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Dalaba, Guinea:
Latitude: 10° 41' 21" North
Longitude: 12° 15' 51" West
Altitude: 4051 feet
From Seattle: 7198 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Hôtel Tangama

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Today's Travel:
Country: Guinea
Region: Fouta Djalon
Weather: Partial Sun / Mostly Sunny

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Vally wall Dalaba, Guinea

Vally view Dalaba, Guinea

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 552
Linear Dist: 126819
Countries Visited: 38
Regions Visited: 158
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Hotels: 157
Friends / Family: 154
Camping: 43
Hostels: 141
Transit: 50
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 1986
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Journal Entry:
Spent the morning and early afternoon hiking random dirt roads, tracks, and trails. Basically just wandered around the west side of the valley and escarpments. It was a beautiful day with some cloud cover (kept the temperature down) and a nice breeze. Everywhere I went the sounds of waterfalls, streams, birds and the wind through the trees filled the air. The trees and flowers are magnificent and the area is saturated with brightly colored birds and butterflies. There are also tons of lizards and I caught a glimpse of a snake as it was running away. Basically this place is a hiker's paradise and I'm tempted to stay another day and do a serious (i.e. one with a destination in mind) hike tomorrow.

After pretty much exhausting myself wandering up and down the hills I went in to town to explore the village. It's pretty small and there's not really much to see or do. The market was very small, although it's obvious that it does get bigger on market day (think it's Sunday here). There's a newer mosque but it doesn't look particularly interesting, and that's about it for the town. After about an hour and a half I went back to the hotel and spent the evening reading my travel guides (I'm very seriously considering going to Cameroon now).


Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Guinea
CIA World Fact Book: Guinea

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