Benin Republic

Walking the West African Slave Trade Routes

Walking the West African Slave Trade Routes

It’s one thing to read about the (trans-Atlantic) slave trade and a completely different thing to immerse yourself in an experience that takes you back in time, following the not-so-exact footsteps of millions of men, women and children sold into slavery in the 15th century, when the era began. Over […]

Venice: A Second Time Around

Venice: A Second Time Around

Venice has always been my dream city. I got to visit for the first time a few years ago when I toured some parts of Europe. I’m afraid I didn’t do the city much justice at the time and I have always longed to return. Luckily, I got the chance […]

The West African Tour Movie

The West African Tour Movie

My sister and I recently spent about 10 days travelling from Lagos to Accra by road. Not all days were spent on the road of course. Our trip was broken in parts. I wrote about them in the first part of this series. (Recap of our trip in Grand Popo […]

Nigeria to Ghana Road Trip: A Review of Services

Nigeria to Ghana Road Trip: A Review of Services

I’m wrapping up our Nigeria – Ghana series with a review of all the services we used during our trip. We spent our time between Grand Popo, Accra and Cape Coast. I wrote about them in the first part of this series. (Recap of our trip in Grand Popo | […]

Road Trippin’ from Lagos to Ghana – III

Road Trippin’ from Lagos to Ghana – III

Our final stop on our Lagos – Ghana road trip was Cape Coast, Ghana. The first was Grand Popo, where we spent the first two days of the tour and next was Ghana’s capital city, Accra. Getting to Cape Coast For our journey into Cape Coast, we travelled with STC, […]

Road Trippin’ from Lagos to Ghana – II

Road Trippin’ from Lagos to Ghana – II

Our second stop on our Lagos – Ghana road trip was Accra, Ghana. Our first stop during this tour was Grand Popo in Benin Republic and we had such an amazing time. I wrote all about it here. After spending two days at our hotel in Benin, it was time […]

Road Trippin’ from Lagos to Ghana – I

Road Trippin’ from Lagos to Ghana – I

I went cross country road tripping again! This time, my destination was Ghana and I got to visit with my sister. With the public holiday just around the corner, we had a bit more time so we decided to split our trip with stops in Benin Republic and Togo. For […]

Nah Nah, Hell No!

Nah Nah, Hell No!

Beyonce’s words were mine too when I was invited to drape a 5-foot long royal python around my neck at the Temples des Pythons in Ouidah. I was not necessarily afraid of doing so – even though I am quite scared of snakes. But I just couldn’t bring myself to […]

A Journey through 3 Countries on a N15k Budget!

A Journey through 3 Countries on a N15k Budget!

My most recent (budget) trip took me overland to another West African country. This time, I visited Togo. After trying couchsurfing for the first time in Benin Republic, I decided I would give it another shot during this trip. [Read: A Journey through 2 Countries on a N20k Budget!] Rather […]