Hostels in Review –”Where Have All The Tourists Gone” (Part Two – Burkina Faso & Inland Benin)

Reviews of the places I stayed in during my time in West Africa, in November-December 2014. I don’t seem to have written anything about them to booking or travel sites, so, again, none of them are rated. For ease of reading, I’ve split them into three posts. This was very …

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How Not To Cross A Border in Africa!

Border Crossed: Ghana to Burkina Faso Border Crossed Date: 29 November 2014 In principle, crossing a border should be a relatively simple affair. Not necessarily ‘easy’, but the basic framework is sound: go through the gate, get stamped out of country #1, reach next building, get stamped in to country …

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Fada N’Gourma – City Stopover with a Stone Lion

The entry for Fada N’Gourma in my guidebook was a couple of paragraphs. Admittedly this was longer than the very brief two-sentence mention for Hamile in NW Ghana, but it didn’t give me much to anticipate. Despite only using it as a break-of-journey overnight stop on the long trek from …

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