Backpacking in Ivory Coast: Touring the UNESCO Town of Grand Bassam

Backpacking in Ivory Coast: Top 9 Sights In Grand Bassam UNESCO Town

I recently backpacked through two cities in the Ivory Coast – Abidjan (regarded as the capital) and Grand Bassam, the UNESCO listed city. I was able to get an online visa, which i collected on arrival at the international airport in Abidjan. I based myself at the Hotel Ibis Plateau in Abidjan and backpacked the Read more about Backpacking in Ivory Coast: Top 9 Sights In Grand Bassam UNESCO Town[…]

How to Get an Ivory Coast Visa Online Before Arrival at Abidjan Airport

This was actually my sixth trip to Africa, yet it is still one of the continents with huge blanks from me. It is the most challenging continent in my opinion to travel. This is due to the logistics, the visa issues, the overland transport and sadly the disease and poverty in some regions. But that Read more about How to Get an Ivory Coast Visa Online Before Arrival at Abidjan Airport[…]

Staying at the Ibis Plateau in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Since 2015, I have been using Ibis Hotels as one of my consistent brands to stay in. I have so far stayed in their hotels in Poland, Kaliningrad, Kuwait, France and Bahrain. Next it was the turn of the Cote d’Ivoire or the Ivory Coast. I was backpacking in Abidjan and Grand Bassam after getting Read more about Staying at the Ibis Plateau in Abidjan, Ivory Coast[…]

Backpacking in Ivory Coast: Top 11 Sights in Abidjan

Backpacking in Ivory Coast: Top 12 Sights in Abidjan

Abidjan capitals the Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) and is a great city. But please also note that Yamoussoukro is the political capital. It is well designed, diverse and for sure up and coming. Like many cities from my backpacking journeys, it is crying to be found. It screams but you won’t hear it until bloggers and tourists like Read more about Backpacking in Ivory Coast: Top 12 Sights in Abidjan[…]

Backpacking in Western Sahara: Top 17 Sights in El-Aaiún

“I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey” – Seal. I was ready to explore the capital city of Western Sahara in 2017 and it was time to be a backpacker in another unrecognised country, this time on the west coast of Africa. I used Morocco as an excuse to visit Read more about Backpacking in Western Sahara: Top 17 Sights in El-Aaiún[…]

Backpacking in Morocco : Doing A Food Tour with Marrakesh Food Tours

Backpacking in Morocco: An Enchanting Evening with Marrakesh Food Tours

On a spontaneous and unexpected trip, I was back in Africa in 2017. It was my first time to spend Christmas on this continent and completed a personal 5 continent Christmas (Asia, Africa, America, Oceania, Europe) so I guess I’m done with that now. Polish and Northern Irish Christmases for the rest of my life Read more about Backpacking in Morocco: An Enchanting Evening with Marrakesh Food Tours[…]

Backpacking in Western Sahara: My Stay at the Hotel Jodesa in El-Aaiun

In December 2017, after a couple of days in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, I took a border bus south to Africa’s west coast, this time crossing from Morocco into Western Sahara (still a debated country). I was ready to explore El-Aaiun the capital city of Western Sahara in 2017 and it was time to Read more about Backpacking in Western Sahara: My Stay at the Hotel Jodesa in El-Aaiun[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Morocco to Western Sahara (Marrakesh to El Aaiún by Bus)

My ongoing border crossing into unrecognised countries and wacaday micronations continued as I backpacked overland from Morocco into Western Sahara on a bus. It is an overland border crossing that can also be done easily by air. Though by air, you will be questioned more on arrival. You are barely noticed when you bus border Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Morocco to Western Sahara (Marrakesh to El Aaiún by Bus)[…]

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