Hey there... We arrived in Conakry, Guinea today. As I was warned, it was a very bumpy ride. I don't think my head has been jarred that much in my life.
We've only been here for a couple of hours and I'm feeling quite spoiled. The Embassy here has supplied us with cell phones, bought us lunch and we also have a van at our disposal... with driver of course. It's really nice to have such an organized arrival. The hotel that we're staying at is in the process of re-varnishing the wooden furniture. I think they just did my room... I was only in there for a couple of minutes before I started to get a headache. I requested another room but the hotel is full. They said a room would open up by 8:00 tonight and they will just move my stuff for me. So, in the meantime, I'm sitting outside by the pool having a beer. Not too bad for a December 6th evening, huh?
By the looks of things, Conakry is in much better shape than Freetown. There's much more infrastructure here... there's also poverty, but not to the extent of Sierra Leone's. I'll be able to tell you more about it after tomorrow, along with photos. We have the day off and I'm not sure what we will do... I wouldn't mind just relaxing all day. We'll see. I'll be in touch tomorrow.