I'm thinking where to begin this story. It's just so bizzare. Well, you might have noticed that we seek countries and experiences that are not mainstream, because...we simply don't like the mainstream. We strive for the unknown, unpopular and original. Therefore, when we heard about a giant frog- the biggest one in the world, we … Continue reading Cameroon diaries IV.: The frog hunt
Don't believe what people tell you, wait till you see everything yourself. ... Even though my experience has proven that no matter what people tell you, the reality is usually different, I still always look for at least some information about the countries I'm going to. With Cameroon it was no different. Lonely planet … Continue reading Cameroon diaries III.: Cameroon, you’re so lovely!
I was probably too enthusiastic about the cargo ship trip. So much that someone up there had decided to make me spend 2 more days on it. Why? In the morning we took our bags and finally, after more than 24 hours on the boat, we got off, heading to the immigration office. - Where … Continue reading Cameroon diaries II.: Stranded at the port
This was written on the very same day of the journey, so the storytelling is 100% authentic. The question was this: How to get from Nigeria to Cameroon? As the border regions of Cameroon (North west and South west) were highly problematic by the time we went (violence, protests and murders as a part of … Continue reading Cameroon diaries I.: The dreaded cargo ship trip
People ask me Why do you love Africa so much? What keeps you going there? Why don’t you travel somewhere else? I once heard someone saying that Africa is like a magnet- once you go there, you always want to come back. I can only confirm. But why’s that? ... So much energy. Africa is … Continue reading A Hymn to Africa
My heart melts down writing this post, Burkina was the country that I liked the most during my west african trip. Beautiful landscape, astounding sights, great vibe and foremost the most amazing people in the world. Here I became "sure et certaine" that I loved Africa. Coming to Burkina...rather a horrifying experience Our arrival to … Continue reading Travel guide: Burkina Faso
This little unknown country might not have so much to offer but it definitely reperesents a lovely West African experience. Beautiful nature, great hikes, hassle-free cities, voodoo rituals, motorcycle adrenaline and lots of beer. Welcome to Togo! Info: Languages: French (official), Ewe, others Religion: Animism (50%, Christian (35%), Islam (15%) Currency: CFA (1€=655 CFA) Price … Continue reading Travel guide: Togo
Mauritania has definitely been the most interesting as well as the strangest traveling experience so far. Stunning views, beautiful landscape, enormous heat and an interesting, to me a bit strange culture. Info: Languages: Hassanyia arabic, french Religion: Islam Visa: Available on arrival, one month visa costs 52€ for european citizens Currency: Ouguiya (MRO) Exchange rate: … Continue reading Travel guide: Mauritania