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Safety in Guinea Bissau

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Safety in Guinea Bissau

Hi All,

Has anyone travelled recently to Guinea Bissau? I am looking for information on safety in the country. I would like to take a 2-3 weeks trip to GB with my 6 yrs old son.

Any advice would much appreciated.

Sylwia

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1. Re: Safety in Guinea Bissau

I was there just 2 months ago leading a group of 15 on a multi country tour.

Outside of Bissau is fine. EVERYBODY is so pleased to see you, they just aren't used to seeing travellers, it is such a welcoming country.

Bissau itself can feel a little edgey at night time, but perfectly fine in the day. Despite the military government, there is no hassle. Everybody is very friendly and just getting along with their lives, they aren't overly fussed about you.

I would say to be very careful with photography. With the military in charge you do not want to run the risk of being accused of being a journalist! We took lots of shots, but were very careful about who was around when doing so.

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3. Re: Safety in Guinea Bissau

hi my self amar

is it safe country to stay for 2 years

i got offer there so looking for safe condition give give some details any body

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i got a job offer in West Africa, Guinea-Bissau, can someone advise if its safe for a indian family (wife and husband) to stay there. .

how are the people over there ? please advise.

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I just got a job offer in the UN to work in Guinea Bissau, Is it safe to live there? I am a single woman in my late 20's, white with blue eyes - a little concerned. Any information is helpful.

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6. Re: Safety in Guinea Bissau

Completely safe. Except pickpockets. The only problem is political. Been there for one month. During carnaval.

Start learning some portuguese and download the peace corps manual for creol. As a woman you might face the usual approaches by african men. Buy yourself a wedding ring. In fact we might meet. I rented a house there and plan to buy some land.

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7. Re: Safety in Guinea Bissau

hi david, sounds interesting...multi country trip? may i know more about it?

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8. Re: Safety in Guinea Bissau

it's not touristic at all, right?

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9. Re: Safety in Guinea Bissau

Hi Sylwia,

have you done this trip at the end?

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10. Re: Safety in Guinea Bissau

It's very poor and very disorganised. But not dangerous in the sense of war/riots/civil unrest.

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