Category Archives: Travel

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 →

The mission:  When the good people at GPSmyCity.com asked me to review their London walking tours app, it gave me the perfect excuse to visit my former colleagues during my spring break in the UK. The app covers a wide range of different walking tours. For example we could have chosen Shakespeare’s London, Bridges of London, Buckingham Palace Read More →

One of my greatest travel pleasures is visiting the world’s mountain ranges. Sadly, whilst I love trekking, my body seems to completely break down at around 5,000m above sea level where to date I’ve managed three fairly serious bouts of acute mountain sickness, one which could easily have cost me my life! My first experience 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 →