Marrakech to Essaouira

We woke up to the sun rising in Ait Ben Haddou, and walked to the Kasbah on top of the hill. The little shops in the Ksar (fortified village) were just waking up as we made our way up to the highest point. The Kasbah offered views of the snow topped Atlas Mountains and contrasting … Continue reading Marrakech to Essaouira

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Morocco

After my recent travel experiences in West Africa I was looking forward to a slightly simpler, easier experience in Morocco. Harri and I arrived in Marrakesh just after 0100 and after a sailing through passport control and customs we were outside, talking to a taxi driver, trying to explain where we wanted to go. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Morocco

Freetown to Conakry

The 317 Km journey was always going to take longer than 6h 22 mins that Google Maps said, I had read that the journey should take somewhere between 8 and 10 hours, so with that in mind I left the guesthouse at 0615 and paid for a tuk tuk to take me into the Old … Continue reading Freetown to Conakry

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

Plane Pains

​I caught a minibus to Lalibela airport at 1000, once there I had to wait for the check in desk to open, which it eventually did 45 minutes before departure. It only being a small plane everyone managed to get through on time and the plane departed just a few minutes late. My flight was … Continue reading Plane Pains

Getting to Ethiopia

​Not having the funds for a direct flight from London to Addis Ababa I instead flew from Heathrow to Frankfurt where I found a row of chairs to sleep the night on. After a salmon and egg baguette and a coffee for breakfast at 0600 I waited at the gate for my 1000 flight. This … Continue reading Getting to Ethiopia