Joana Benzinho


Joana Benzinho has a degree in Law from the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and is a graduate in European Law from the Institut d'Études Européens - Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and has a Diploma from the Diplomatic Academy Europe and the Institut Européen des Relations Internationales (BELGIUM). She has been a Political Advisor at the European Parliament since 1999 and is Founder and President of the Portuguese NGO Afectos com Letras, created in 2009. She is also co-author of two books: The magic Papaya (2011) and the Tourist Guide "Discovering Guinea Bissau" (2015).

7 July 2021

An excursion into the sacred world of the chimpanzees in Guinea Bissau

If you are looking for authenticity and exuberant nature, where you can immerse yourself in the daily life of wild animals, you must visit Guinea-Bissau, a […]
11 May 2021

Elalab, a truly unique eco-tourism experience in Guinea-Bissau

Besides the paradisiacal archipelago of Bijagós, Guinea-Bissau has two large islands, very close to the mainland – Jeta and Pecixe, and several small islands planted in […]
23 April 2021

Cufada Lagoons, Guinea Bissau: The south of paradise

Talking about tourism and sustainable destinations means talking about places and countries with virgin forests, with untouched and protected fauna and flora, it means talking about […]
8 April 2021

Poilão Island, Guinea Bissau: the turtle sanctuary of West Africa

Guinea Bissau is the largest green turtle nesting sanctuary in Africa. The island of Poilão is tiny, almost insignificant on the map of the Bijagós archipelago […]
22 March 2021

Guinea Bissau: Varela beach, a madness worthwhile

What best defines a dream beach? Calm sea with warm water, fine white sand, few people, or even better, a desert beach, palm trees, vegetation up […]
12 January 2021

Guinea-Bissau: Rubane, the dream island

In the middle of the Atlantic and four hours away by direct flight from Europe (Lisbon), among another 88 islands, there is a paradise called Rubane, […]
11 December 2020

Guinea Bissau: Once upon a time in Bolama

The Island of Bolama, whose main city has the same name, is the capital of the Bolama-Bijagós archipelago, one of the nine regions of Guinea Bissau. […]
27 November 2020

Guinea-Bissau: 10 reasons to visit the best kept secret of West Africa

Guinea-Bissau is that West African country, between Senegal and Guinea, which few people know, even fewer people are curious to meet and which leaves completely in […]
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