Podcast Special Episode #007½: “It’s Grim Up North”

Welcome to Episode 7½ of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. This is a…

How Not To Cross A Border in Africa!

Border Crossed: Ghana to Burkina Faso Border Crossed Date: 29 November 2014 In principle, crossing a…

Money can’t always open doors!

Border Crossed: Togo to Ghana Border Crossed Date: 19 December 2014 I never seem to have…

The hidden fixed travel costs of having a house

There are a lot of posts around on travel blogs talking about how to save money…

Stuck at the Border

Border Crossed: Benin to Togo Border Crossed Date: 15 December 2014 Barefoot and bagless, lost at…

Ouagadougou – City of Open Spaces

– “Have you ever been to Africa before?” – “Well, a long time ago I went…

NW Ghana – Cities of Loneliness

My foot is nicely grilled by the heat from the engine blasting through the thin, worn,…

Burkina Faso – in, around, and out

I’ve just spent about six days in Burkina Faso, and I thought it might be useful…

Day 14 – Flash the Cash

Wednesday 10 September 2014 Counting out 305 notes on the edge of a hot bazaar with…

Day 12 – Back in the USSR … Hostel!

Monday 8 September 2014 Back in Bishkek, back in the same hostel as previously. I wonder…