As you might know from my blog, I've traveled quite a lot, but I've never seen anything so beautiful as the capeverdian island of Santo Antao. It is nicknamed as a "hiker's paradise", which couldn't be more accurate. I guess just the word paradise itself is the right description. The landscapes are stunning, the views … Continue reading Cabo verde
As we crave the extraordinary, hidden, unknown and slightly bizarre things, we decided to go to a small sleepy town named Lastoursville, somewhere in the Gabon rainforest, to find a large complex of caves with yellow (?!) crocodiles. No need to tell you that a trustworthy information is extremely hard to find, which further approves … Continue reading How to overcome your limits 3x in one day? Go to a hidden cave in the middle of Gabon rainforest!
Info Language: English, pidgin english + many local languages Currency: Naira, exchange rate: 1 EUR=416 naira (as of June 2018) Prices: lower than in Europe - water 1,5 l = 200 naira - dinner normal restaurant = 1,000-1,200 naira - double room 1 night = 8,000 naira Visa: You must obtain it at the embassy … Continue reading Travel guide: Nigeria
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