Stopover in Nouakchott, Mauritania: One of the Few Places I've Been To But Never Seen

Stopover in Nouakchott, Mauritania: One of the Few Places I’ve Been But Never Seen

It’s 5 am on a Monday morning in May 2016 and I land in the city of Nouakchott, Mauritania. I touch my face just to check it’s real. Yes, I’m here. I’m really here. I am in Mauritania. I have landed by aeroplane in Mauritania. But I have no visa and I don’t even leave Read more about Stopover in Nouakchott, Mauritania: One of the Few Places I’ve Been But Never Seen[…]

Travelling in the Gambia: Top 10 Sights in Banjul and Bakau

It feels weird that I can’t write “backpacking in The Gambia” as I’d be lying. I have never gone backpacking in The Gambia, but I have been travelling there and I still was able to see the sights I wanted despite being on an insane lost luggage challenge with MoneySupermarket.com and without my notorious backpacking brace Read more about Travelling in the Gambia: Top 10 Sights in Banjul and Bakau[…]

The Atlantic Mosque (Mosque of the Divinity) in Dakar, Senegal

Travelling in Senegal: Top 10 Sights in Dakar

It feels weird that I can’t write “backpacking in Senegal” as I’d be lying. I have never gone backpacking in Senegal, but I have been travelling there and I still was able to see the sights I wanted despite being on a lost luggage challenge and without my notorious backpacking brace of Osprey and MindShift. Read more about Travelling in Senegal: Top 10 Sights in Dakar[…]

World Borders: My Crazy Adventure from Dakar in Senegal to Serrekunda, The Gambia

This is an odd entry in my world borders series. It sounds really easy and it should be, but it turned into a topsy turvy adventure and I really didn’t know what was ahead, looking back it appears to have run smoothly, though on the day it wasn’t quite like that! The Gambia is completely surrounded Read more about World Borders: My Crazy Adventure from Dakar in Senegal to Serrekunda, The Gambia[…]

#MSMLostLuggage Challenge with Money Supermarket: Top 5 Benefits I Noticed

#MSMLostLuggage Challenge with Money Supermarket: Top 5 Benefits I Noticed

While I was really out in Africa to prove why travel insurance is so important and to prove that it is difficult to cope without your belongings, there were some odd benefits to it, some which I would never have expected had I not experienced this lifestyle. You can read about the problems I had Read more about #MSMLostLuggage Challenge with Money Supermarket: Top 5 Benefits I Noticed[…]

#MSMLostLuggage Challenge with Money Supermarket: Top 5 Issues I Had

#MSMLostLuggage Challenge with Money Supermarket: Top 5 Problems I Had

“No woman; no cry” – Bob Marley. In my attempts to try and pretend I am a hardcore backpacker, and could slay any beast at the drop of a visa issuance, I headed to Africa on a crazy 12 day trip away from my laptop, my backpack and almost everything I had previously backpacked the Read more about #MSMLostLuggage Challenge with Money Supermarket: Top 5 Problems I Had[…]

Stroking Crocodiles at Kachikally Pool, Bakau, The Gambia

Stroking Crocodiles at Kachikally Pool, Bakau, The Gambia

“There goes the fear. There it goes.” – The Doves. When you leave your hometown gloriously behind, these are the days you live for. The idea of stroking and touching a fully alive, awake and undrugged crocodile had me buzzing. There’s no time for any scaredy cat nonsense here. You run on adrenalin and you Read more about Stroking Crocodiles at Kachikally Pool, Bakau, The Gambia[…]

Don't Stop Living Becomes Ridiculous this week: I'm the Busiest Person in the World

Don’t Stop Living Becomes Ridiculous This Week: I’m the Busiest Person in the World #MSMLostLuggage

“You’ve been so busy lately that you haven’t had the time.” – Damon Albarn. Yes I found a computer and this is a live blog!! This is ridiculous, how did life get this busy? Yet somehow, I found time and a laptop at this hotel to write this, I had to get it down while Read more about Don’t Stop Living Becomes Ridiculous This Week: I’m the Busiest Person in the World #MSMLostLuggage[…]