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.…

How Not To Cross A Border in Africa!

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

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…

Ouagadougou – City of Open Spaces

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

Bobo-Dioulasso – City of Trees

This is Bobo, my old dog of several years; sadly I had to part with him…

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…