Podcast #013: Travel in West Africa (Part One)

Standing barefoot on an orange gravel road in Ghana, West Africa. The road is lined with small trees but otherwise there is flat nothing. Pic taken, btw, by my moto-driver at the time.

Welcome to Episode 13 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast.

Again, this pod was issued this pod a couple of weeks ago. I’m a bit behind with my blog posting, but I should have caught up by this time next week. I realise that sentence won’t make any sense with hindsight, if you’re looking at this in, say, two years from now, but maybe I’ll have edited the post by then anyway. Maybe.

Anyway. This is the first of a two-part podcast on my adventures in West Africa, to coincide with the recent blog posts I’ve also written. If we’re being honest, the pod is pretty much a rehash of that post, but with other little bits added and things rearranged and the like. It’s also pretty much entirely my voice – I had a couple of long contributions by my online friends and I figured that rather than editing them into oblivion, or having another hugely long podcast like I did with my pods on Vanuatu and especially Uzbekistan, I should make a second pod concentrating on the contributions specifically.

I realise that my pods recently have been two-parters. That’s just the way I seem to be going at the moment. It does make them easier to do weekly, I guess.

So, in the pod, I talk about:
* That I’ve been listening to podcasts a bit more recently (the one I specifically mentioned on asexuality is “Sounds Fake But Okay”)
* The structure of other people’s podcasts and how it’s different to mine
* My feeling of a need to get away
* How to fail to do a Parkrun
* An overview of my previous knowledge of West Africa
* Religion in the region, including random preachers, shop names, and how Christmas feels weird
* A little about Voodoo
* “This Is Africa” – the gloriously relaxed way everything will always end up happening
* Transport, including buses and moto-taxis
* Overview of the accommodation that I stayed in
* Sampling the local food
* Exploring waterfalls and mountaintops
* Local wildlife and rainforests

You can listen via the feed above, or via Spotify, or on your podcast app of choice 🙂 Let me know if it isn’t, by the way, and I’ll see what I can do.

As always, if you have anything to say about the topic, or indeed about my podcasting in general, leave a comment or let me know. There is a Facebook group for my podcast that you’re free to join: Click here!

There’s no contributions from anyone in this post, as mentioned above – they will follow in the next episode.

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