Guinea Bissau, previously called Portuguese Guinea as it was an African colony of Portugal up until 1974, is a combination of exoticism and mysticism, which can only be discovered by meeting its people and exploring their culture.
Bordering with Senegal to the north, with Guinea Conakry to the east and south and to the west with the Atlantic Ocean, where the Bijagó Islands are located. It has a warm climate all year round and its temperatures seldom vary, the average temperature being around 26 °C. The dry season lasts from October to the end of June, beginning of July.
It is a small country, only the size of Switzerland, but with a population 7 times smaller than the latter.
Most of the local population hold animist beliefs, which would explain the close relationship between the local flora and fauna and their culture.