Category Archives: Africa

Since publishing my ultimate Ghana travel guide, I have received quite a few questions about what kind of clothes to pack for a visit to this tropically corner of West Africa. Having lived in Ghana for over a year, I developed a pretty good idea about what type of things would be useful and not so useful Read More →

Having lived in Ghana for just over a year, and having arrived without really knowing exactly what to expect, I thought I’d write this Ghana travel guide to give you some realistic and up-to-date information about travel logistics, as well as information about what to do and where to go should you be considering visiting this tropical Read More →

There seems to be a fairly widespread feeling that by and large, 2015 wasn’t one of the world’s best years. Which makes us all the more excited that this sorry excuse for a year is now behind us, and 2016 lies tantalisingly before us. In an effort to make the most of the year we Read More →

As another year away from home edges towards its festive conclusion, Chris and I find ourselves reflecting upon John Lennon’s famous seasonal question, ‘and so this is Christmas, and what have you done?’. As always working in international development, the answer for us this year seems to be ‘what little we could, which is sadly Read More →

Lomé, the capital city of Togo, is not too far from my current overseas posting in Accra, Ghana, and as such was the perfect place to go to for a quick weekend break. Having said that, “not too far” in some parts of the world can be a relative concept as seemingly short journeys are at Read More →

Having lived in Ghana for seven months now, I am slowly but surely exploring more and more of this proud and welcoming West African country which lies between Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Togo. I have already visited the coast and the countryside, but until recently hadn’t really begun exploring the area in and around the capital city of Accra where Read More →

Last weekend, Chris and I celebrated our six month anniversary in Ghana – by which I mean we’ve been in Ghana for six months, not that we’ve been together for six months! Being ex-civil servants we like to introduce as much bureaucracy into our lives as possible, and as such thought it only proper to Read More →

At his whim, the Governor stood on his balcony to select one of the 400 female slaves gathered below to be his ‘mistress’ for the day. A purpose-built staircases led directly from women’s dungeons straight to the Governor’s quarters. In return for being at the mercy of the Governor’s sexual fantasies, the terrified women received a proper Read More →