The road chose me A lifetime of ebb and flow

More friendly people at the gas station

Across Nigeria. Day Two.

(My Nigeria crossing starts with the story Into Nigeria. You should begin reading there) I sleep in fits and spurts, half of me happy for the air conditioning, the other half hating the world’s...

Attempting to find the expressway 5

Across Nigeria. Day One.

(My Nigeria crossing starts with the story Into Nigeria. You should begin reading there) Soon after leaving Customs and Immigration we are waved down by a group of men on the side of the...

In Nigeria 9

Into Nigeria

Nigeria gets all kinds of bad press. It has by far the largest population of any country in Africa – population estimates are as high as 180 million – and a booming economy and...

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Benin Voodoo in Ouidah and Abomey

Benin is famous for it’s voodoo culture, something I have been looking forward to checking out for a while now. I start out in the town of Ouidah, where an annual voodoo festival is...

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Cascade de Tanougou

Immediately outside the entrance gate of Pendjari park is Cascade de Tnaougou, a sacred sight for local people. I pay a 2,000CFA “community development fund / access fee” to the chief, and drive down...

Elephants! 5

Pendjari National Park

(Click any photo to view a slideshow of these images in a larger size) I put in a monster 16 hour day behind the wheel to drive the entire length of the country from...

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