Bissau is a quiet capital for African standards. There is not a lot going on; while the streets are half empty, many people just sit on their porches and chat.The town has a cretian charm. There are many (run down) colonial style buildings with big veranda’s. There are not many real sights, however.Bissau is a convenient point from which you can discover the rest of the country. The Bijagos islands can be reached by ferry and plane and hunting trips in the hinterland can also be arranged they used to be very popular with the Portuguese).