What is Bissau known for?

quot leadership

;the colonial war waged by Portugal against the peoples of Angola, Bissau, Guinea and Mozambique," "the racist policies of the regimes of South Africa and Rhodesia," the "fascist" leadership of Greece and "the intervention of the armed forces of the Warsaw Pact in Czechoslovakia." . WUJS http: index.php?option com_content&task view&id 15&Itemid 153 They also gave a great

active resistance

. The Pidjiguiti port was the site of the Pidjiguiti massacre on 3 August 1959, where police shot down some 50 striking dockworkers. This became the beginning of the active resistance against the Portuguese colonial power. There is a monument shaped as a gigantic black fist commemorating the massacre. * '''Mercado de Bandim''' - Bissaus main market. * '''Fortaleza d'Amura''' - old Portuguese fort, containing the mausoleum of national hero Amilcar Cabral and tombs of other revolutionaries. Inside is also Amilcar Cabral's car. Can be hard to get in, but possible, if you make friends with the soldiers or get a permission. * WikiPedia:Bissau commons:Bissau

music people

favorite weekend get-away in the dry season. The beach is a bit muddy, but there's always good ambient with music, people dancing, barbecuing, playing football and swimming. Just follow Estrada de Bor out of Bissau, continue when it turns into a dirt road, and eventually you'll reach the beach (might be a two-hour drive). '''Saltinho Waterfall''' - A pleasant little waterfall located just under the bridge where the main road to southern Guinea-Bissau crosses the Rio Corubal. There is a hotel "

fast food

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political independent

. - After Ialá was ousted in a military coup on 14 September 2003, the military junta chose Sanhá as Prime Minister of the transitional government, although its choice of Sanhá was opposed by 15 of the 17 involved political parties because Sanhá was not a political independent; "New Bissau PM 'rejected'", BBC News, 23 September 2003. concerns also remained about the 2001 incident. ref

delicious food

name Hotel Malaika alt url http: ing index.php email address lat long directions phone tollfree fax hours price content Has a nice restaurant inside, but also a roof top restaurant for drinks and fast food style meals. * '''O Bistro''' - Belgian owned restaurant next to Mavegro, delicious food. *

local black

brynn_slavery.html Slavery in the Sahel , University of North Carolina With the help of local tribes in about 1600, the Portuguese, and numerous other European powers, including France, Britain (United Kingdom) and Sweden, set up a thriving slave trade along the West African coast. However, the local black African rulers in Guinea, who prospered greatly from the slave trade (African slave trade), had no interest in allowing the white Europeans any further inland than

style food

. * '''Dragon''' Chinese Restaurant uphill from the Bayana roundabout. It is a nice change, once you get tired of Portuguese and libanese style food. * '''Fernandas''' in Santa Lucia - famous for her Bica (Carpe Rouge). * '''Campo Sueco''' in Alto Bandim - good for lunch and a swim in the pool, while you wait for the food. * '''Ta Mar''' in Bissau Velho - nice place with outdoor serving in the street in the dry season. * '''Pensão Central''' - Fixed menu with soup, fish, meat and dessert for about 5000 FCFA for lunch or dinner * '''A Padeira Africana''' - Portuguese style food * '''Ponto de Encontro''' - same owner as "A Padeira Africana" - good for a beer and a snack on the sidewalk * '''Restaurante bar maroquino "Sara"''' - Moroccan restaurant close to Aparthotel Lobato, good fish, shawarma etc. * '''Lenox - Bairro de Ajuda''' Popular local place with internet café, loud music, beer, shawarma, pizza, goats meat, sandwiches and other fast food. * '''Lenox - Luanda''' Same concept, but without the loud music. * '''Phoenicia''' Libanese place for good sandwiches, shawarmas, burgers, pizzas, softice and wireless internet. No alcohol sold. * '''Ali Baba''' - libanese fast food and soft ice, no alcohol. * '''Morabeza''' - next to Bayana roundabout. Food ok, Pizza good. * '''Magui''' - Senegalese place above the closed cinema. * '''Monte Carlo - Hotel Jordani''' - food is nothing special. * '''Dom Bifana - airport''' located in the very airport, it is fancy looking, but not good value for money. * '''Adega do Loureiro''' on a sidestreet between Baiana and Benfica. Nice place with good and innovative Portuguese food, but the service varies quite a bit. * '''Casa Santos''' in Santa Luzia * '''Cantinho da Mana M'Butcha''' Rua Domingos Ramos * '''Ruby''' Restaurant of the ApartHotel Ruby, next to the UN building * '''Chez Ami''' Rua Eduardo Mondelane Supermarkets * '''Darling''' - many Spanish brands, good value. One in the center, one in Estrada de Bor and one on the Airport Road, opposite Mercado de Bandim. * '''Bon Jour''' - tends to be somewhat expensiver than the others - with a big section of tableware, kitchen utensils, linen etc. * '''Mavegro''' - Dutch supermarket, northern European food, wall-calendars and postcards from "Tiniguena", creole books and cartoons, historic books on Guinea Bissau. * '''Bodem''' - supermarket with a big section of shoes and clothes. * '''Mini Marché Alvalade''' - opposite Dragon Chinese restaurant - is the best place in Bissau to buy cheese and frozen meat. Drink There are quite a few discos and nightclubs, one nightclub popular with expats is '''X-Klub'''. The club has pool tables and a small dance floor. Discos include Plack, Bambú, Sonhos, Orio etc. Sleep Hotels in Bissau are generally overpriced. There's hope that prices will lower as new hotels are about to open. Budget * WikiPedia:Bissau commons:Bissau

food style

name Hotel Malaika alt url http: ing index.php email address lat long directions phone tollfree fax hours price content Has a nice restaurant inside, but also a roof top restaurant for drinks and fast food style meals. * '''O Bistro''' - Belgian owned restaurant next to Mavegro, delicious food. *

development food

for sustainable community development, food and income security as well as a greater control over the natural resources on which the local population is depending. It has a little shop selling high-quality wall-calendars and postcards with Guinea Bissau motives as well as locally produced baskets, marmalade, rice, spices, palm oil etc. * '''Ponto de Encontro''' has a large selection of quality DVDs, that can be ordered from Portugal and picked up the following Friday. Eat Restaurants


'''Bissau''' is the capital (Capital (political)) city of Guinea-Bissau. In 2007 Bissau had an estimated population of 407,424. Instituto Nacional de Estatística e Censos Bissau is located on the Geba River estuary, off the Atlantic Ocean, and is Guinea-Bissau's largest city, major port, and its administrative and military centre.

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