EXPLORING SENEGAL i – Ile De Goree

You may have seen pictures of Île de Gorée in the background of photos of the Obama family, Stevie Wonder, even Nelson Mandela.
Designated as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, Gorée is an ironic cocktail of pain and beauty.

How To Eat Street Food Anywhere In The World Without Getting Food Poisoning

The tips above are not 100 guaranteed and even the most resilient stomachs can be affected by a food misstep. It’s the risk you take while sampling strange foods.
If you get food poisoning or a stomach illness, then a visit to a local doctor might be in order. Many of them are familiar with traveler’s diarrhea but also with any lingering viruses circulating in the region.

The Road Trip Essentials Packing Checklist

If you’re you’re planning to hit the road and you need a list of all the tested and trusted essentials for a successful trip, you’re in the right place. It’s usually the small things that can’t be easily gotten that can stress you out the most; from an extra charger to an extra pair of…

How To Get The New Yellow Card In Nigeria

What is the Yellow Card for traveling? The Yellow (fever) card is a certificate that serves as proof of vaccination against the disease for a traveler. Yellow fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease present in Africa and South America. The infection can range from mild to severe and vaccination is the best protection against this…

Sexual Assault: Dark Days In Dakar

The journey to Dakar from Bamako had taken 48 hours instead of the 36 Google maps informed us. A lot had happened on the way; our car broke down in the middle of the road twice, we had to chase after our bus across the border from Mali into Senegal in the scorching heat of…

Back-Packing Across West-Africa (All You Need To Know)

Wondering how I got on the road? here’s the full story again Back-Packing Across West-Africa I found the following tips helpful on this journey and based on popular demand, decided to share. Pack a substantial amount of French in your language bag Plis Mon Ami, your English will not save you, even if your English is…

Nomad Diaries: Ghana In 72 Hours On A Budget

The Third and final leg of my little ” West Africa on a budget tour” was going to take me to Ghana and I was estatic. The last 24 hours in Togo had been quite unpleasant and I could have walked all night to leave. I had stayed in Hotel Agbeviade, Kpalime and after a…

Nomad Diaries – To Go Togo No More

I belong to a number of travel groups, on one of which we’d decided to travel to Togo last year. It never happened and it was a motivation for me to get on my little border-border West Africa tour. I was a first-time traveler without a lot of “street experience” but did that deter me?…

Nomad Diaries – Nigeria To Benin Republic By Road

I’ve spent the past couple of months stalking travel bloggers on IG and Pinterest, mentally photoshopping myself into all their dreamy pictures. I love traveling but the way my finances are set up, my wallet doesn’t let me do what I want. Lol I decided one day to go on a road trip on a…