Monthly Archives: September 2012

Djenne, Mali

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Busua

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.

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Random Moment in Quidah

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

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A Boat to Ibo

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

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Hitching to Pemba

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

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Fun Facts about Africa

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

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Ethnic Flair

Bazin outfits at the boutique in Cotonou. You can buy the clothes ready made or  buy cloth at a market, select an outlandish design from a fashion magazine and let a tailor do their thing. This is not an identity conceptualized … Continue reading

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