Category: Border Crossing

Visa Paperwork 3

West African Visas

Most people assume West African countries would be happy to give out a visa to a Westerner like me. That would be nice, but unfortunately not the case at all. The embassies of virtually...

Sunset at my campsite in Southern Mali

Into Mali

I arrive at the major border from Guinea to Mali around midday, and of course all the officials are somewhere else, taking their lunch break. I am inside the immigration building in Guinea when...

Guinea highway 8

Into Guinea

I make my way far into the North East corner of Guinea-Bissau, aiming for a very small border crossing, near Kandika. I’m getting good at dealing with the corrupt Police around here, though I’m...

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