The travel tensions are immense. It gets hotter, during the day it is over 40 degrees and the air conditioning of the scrap car strikes regularly, but rattles the engine and eats oil. Border crossings are always exhausting, time-consuming and costly.
The entry to Guinea-Conakry was heavy: 14 hours for 250 km on almost impassable dirt dusty roads, 2 rivers crossed and 13 military / police controls happened.
Men sign up for National Guard or military service for food. They are not or irregularly paid and therefore terrorize the population and travelers to get money (for stamps that make no sense).