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Lonely Planet Lonely Planet Like most sub-Saharan nations, Guinea-Bissau is an arbitrary European construct, yet it possesses two qualities that make this small country stand out from its neighbours. First and foremost are the people themselves. You?ll almost never hear the disingenuous ?bonjour, mon ami? that signals the beginning of an unwelcome sales pitch. If you?re arriving from, say, Dakar, you?ll be relieved to find helpful gestures are almost always just that ? expressions of kindness rather than a means to extract cash. Bissau's relaxed feel, pastel-coloured buildings and nice caf?s are worth a couple days of your time.
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