Guinea has a relaxed attitude to foreigners cultural misunderstandings but there are a few points to remember.
- Shake hands with men and women on first meeting them (though note that during the Ebola epidemic people stopped shaking hands).
- Don't wear anything too revealing.
- When eating with your hands, only use your right hand to pick up food.
- Guineans value patience – you should too.
- Guineans don't like to 'lose face' so keep this in mind when negotiating.