Etiquette

  • Photography Always ask for permission, especially in rural areas and the Bijagós; never photograph military installations or security around government buildings.
  • Eating In rural areas, when eating by hand, always use only the right and don't be embarrassed to ask for a spoon.
  • Greetings If visiting traditional villages, it's a courtesy to offer tobacco or brandy to the chief.
  • Ceremonies & Rituals If invited to observe, be respectful and follow the lead of others.