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[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Barbecued Fish and Flag Beer on N’Gor Beach, Dakar, Senegal

When your life takes you to a gorgeous beach miles from your hometown, with barely another tourist in sight, with ice cold local beer, kids playing football and the best barbecued fish you’ve ever had, you can’t help but think to yourself “what a wonderful world”. And for once in life, it was all the Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Barbecued Fish and Flag Beer on N’Gor Beach, Dakar, Senegal[…]

Watching Belly Dancing in Restaurant Farid, Dakar, Senegal

Thirsty Thursdays: Watching Belly Dancing in Restaurant Farid, Dakar, Senegal

As a bit of a treat on my last few nights in Senegal, I was invited to a night of belly dancing, drinks and Lebanese style hospitality in the heart of downtown Dakar. Thanks to the fact I was staying just around the corner at the Hotel Baraka, I was told by the manager Kat Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Watching Belly Dancing in Restaurant Farid, Dakar, Senegal[…]

Visting A Pink Lake! : My Trip to Lac Rose in Senegal

Visting A Pink Lake! : My Trip to Lac Rose in Senegal

I just love stuff like this. I grew up in the small town of Bangor in Northern Ireland. It was bliss but we never had places like this. A pink lake? Yes, a lake with a pink tint. But on my ridiculous journey around the globe, this wasn’t even the first pink or red lake Read more about Visting A Pink Lake! : My Trip to Lac Rose in Senegal[…]