Ghana

Our first English speaking country in two months! It was awesome to cross the border from Burkina Faso and immediately be greeted by impeccable English. We were mesmerized by Mona and Colobus monkeys at the Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, got lost in west Africa’s largest market in the Asante city of Kumasi, stalked elephants at Mole…Continue reading Ghana

Burkina Faso

We love Burkina Faso, a wonderful west African nation. Perhaps it is the friendly vibe of the people who have a true zest for life, but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay (and Christmas celebrations) at Banfora’s Cascades de Karfiguela, resulting in a late night danceathon with the village kids. Other highlights included the Domes de…Continue reading Burkina Faso

Mali

Unluckily for us, the FCO was advising against travel to two of Mali’s highlights (the Dogon cliffs and Djenne’s Grande Mosquee), so we adapted our original plan. Since taking the main (and well paved) road linking Kayes to Bamako was now out of the question, we had to take a secondary road to the capital,…Continue reading Mali