Monthly Archives: September 2012
Busua is a small coastal village in Ghana. It’s a perfect destination. It felt like private property with just enough people and action to make it like a funky, fun getaway with friends.
Quidah is pronounced Wee-Duh. It’s in Benin and forms part of West Africa’s slave trail. There were no forts for captured slaves, just a long walk in chain from the town to the beach front, to this post, where people … Continue reading
Getting a pirogue to Ibo, which forms part of Northern Mozambique’s Quirembas Archipelago. The guy in the red pants is Joia. He gave me a roof at his house after it turned out that the Island hasno ATMs, which left … Continue reading
Meet Mohammed. He gave me a lift in his truck after I missed my bus to Pemba because transport in Mozambique leave stations at dawn. I over slept, a friend I met while waiting for the bus offered me a … Continue reading
Ancient Greeks and Romans originally used the term Africa to apply only to the northern region of the continent. In Latin, the word Africa means sunny and the word Aphrike in Greek means without cold.” They had clearly never been to South Africa. There … Continue reading