Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The currency of Guinea, the Guinea Franc, is more or less worthless. We had to pay 100 000 Guinea francs each for a piece of chicken with chips, to the great merriment of Levy, Keita and Lassina. To fill up the tank in the little motorbikes which criss-cross Sigiri you will need about this much cash! I was annoyed by the fact that the hotels which had not seen a lick of paint in the last ten years, let alone an overhaul of any air conditioners, had nevertheless kept up with inflation and charged more than we do at Hotel Djenne Djenno! I do not mind paying for a good hotel, but I object to paying the same price for the remains of a hotel!


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