Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

A long-established hideaway has been protecting one of our closest relatives since before the Sierra Leone Civil War in 1991, it takes in Chimps which have been orphaned, found in markets for sale or handed over by people who have kept them as pets, it’s a long process to rehabilitate some of them and eventually … Continue reading Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Freetown

For the first time during my trip I hadn’t needed to get up for a specific time so I allowed myself a bit of a lie in, I then had the task of getting across the city to the Old Town. It proved a lot easier than expected as I was able to hail a … Continue reading Freetown

Robertsport to Freetown

Whilst planning this trip back in the UK I had set aside two days for this epic journey from Robertsport in Liberia, across the border, to the Sierra Leone capital, Freetown, however I decided to give it a shot in one day. I had woken at 0430 and having packed the night before I only … Continue reading Robertsport to Freetown

Monrovia to Robertsport

After struggling to find a tuk tuk driver who knew where the correct ‘bus station’ was, the fifth man knew so drove me across the city where I paid $5 for a seat to Robertsport in a shared taxi and waited. As with elsewhere in Africa no public transport leaves until it is full and … Continue reading Monrovia to Robertsport

Monrovia

Arriving into a new country is always an exciting experience and each time its completely different, there is nothing like stepping off an aircraft and walking down the plane stairs to a waiting shuttle bus and getting that first smell of a different land, landing into Liberia at Roberts International Airport on the outskirts on … Continue reading Monrovia

Delhi round two

Having unsuccessfully visited the Red Fort when we first arrived in India it was at the top of our priority list for today. We had complimentary breakfast on the roof (I’m glad it was free because I certainly wouldn’t have wanted to pay for it) and then grabbed a moto-rickshaw to Old Delhi and the … Continue reading Delhi round two

Taj Mahal

Today we woke up super early, we left our hotel at 0430 and were down at the ticket office waiting (at the front of the queue) 10 minutes later. The ticket office opened at 0455 and then we went across to the gate where we waited for half an hour along with an ever-growing crowd … Continue reading Taj Mahal

Agra Fort

The train we caught to Agra only had sleeper class. There are eight different classes of ticket on Indian railways and sleeper class is second from bottom, above it you have; First AC (very fancy airconditioned beds), Executive Class (very fancy airconditioned seats), Second AC (fancy airconditioned beds), First Class (fancy airconditioned seats), Third AC … Continue reading Agra Fort

Jungle Fortress

We woke up with slightly sore backs and went onto the roof terrace for some breakfast and to plan the day ahead. We were going to visit the 500-year-old Bundi Palace, Chitrasala (a small 18th century fort) and Taragarh (an overgrow 14th Century fort). Bundi isn’t on a lot of travellers lists of places to … Continue reading Jungle Fortress

Cooking up a storm

In Udaipur, unlike elsewhere we have travelled in India so far, there is a plethora of small cafes and coffee shops, for breakfast we decided to try yet another new one, this one was a German bakery called Edelweiss. Here we had an omelette and banana bread alongside some fairly average coffee. We popped into … Continue reading Cooking up a storm