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
Do what I like, eat what I like, wear what I like...in order to like myself. You might say it's a selfish love. Well...it is and it isn't ! Because when I feel good, I pass the happiness on and share it with others. ... When I come to work in the morning my colleagues … Continue reading I feel good…tadadadada!
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
We only spent one week in The Gambia, so I can't make any judgements about it. But let me give you the impressions that this tiny African country left in me. Info: Visa: See the picture below. Most EU citizens don't require one, but there are exceptions. Americans do require a visa. Languages: English (spoken … Continue reading Travel guide: The Gambia