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Benin – Rain, Slaves and Religion

A little less cycling, A little more sight-seeing Firstly, apologies for lack of photos in these latest updates – internet is lethargic here and I need to get some km’s underway today. In the next week or two there should be another photo set on flickr so until then, you’ll have to imagine what you […]

Togo – A Mix of Religion

Love lost in Kpalime Over the border into Togo I flew down the hill into Kpalime. Another town in Africa. My introduction to Togo. Friendly people. French-speaking. I checked-in, showered and sat down in the hotel courtyard with a beer to celebrate a new country. Soon enough I had company. Yana spoke to me as […]

Ghana – The Return to Accra

Ghana – The Return to Accra

Sequels are often a let-down. The original is rarely surpassed. Ghana, the second time around however, was the exception. Not unexpectedly though. After some R&R, my energy levels and enthusiasm restored, I knew I would see the country in a different, brighter light. This time, I wasn’t going to let things get the better of […]

Photos of the Gold Coast’s Slave Forts

When slavery in Africa was still big business, Ghana didn’t exist. The region we now know as Ghana was called the Gold Coast then. Gold was big business until slaves made more money. I visited a few of the old forts and castles, which are still standing. Thankfully, slavery was abolished in the 1800’s and […]