Backpacking In Cameroon: My Cool Stay At Foyer du Marin, Douala 🇨🇲

“Omam-Biyick? Oh and he scored” – Football Commentator (1990). I finally lived out a childhood dream in March 2024 when I arrived in Cameroon! Ever since Omam-Biyick’s header in 1990 for Cameroon against Argentina, I have followed Cameroon’s football results. I have a soft spot for them, despite my clear bias of Northern Ireland. Back Read more about Backpacking In Cameroon: My Cool Stay At Foyer du Marin, Douala 🇨🇲[…]

Backpacking In São Tomé🇸🇹: My Writer’s Lair At Casa De Ferias, The Coolest Place To Stay In The Capital

Backpacking In São Tomé: Casa De Ferias Is The Only Place To Stay In The Capital!! “Everything in its right place” – Radiohead. You don’t study international tourism and hospitality management for nothing, and you’re not the coolest hotel owner by chance. Some things are meant to be. Fate, fame, life and love intertwined, I Read more about Backpacking In São Tomé🇸🇹: My Writer’s Lair At Casa De Ferias, The Coolest Place To Stay In The Capital[…]

Backpacking In Scandinavia: My Highlights From My Trips There

Backpacking In Scandinavia: My Highlights From My Trips There

In total, I have been to Scandinavia on 6 different trips, swallowing Sweden (7 times), Denmark (6 times), Finland once, Norway once, Iceland once, Faroe Islands once as well as the lesser recognised Christiania and Ladonia! It was mostly in snow, and with a real winter beauty! There are lots of options for travelling in Read more about Backpacking In Scandinavia: My Highlights From My Trips There[…]

Backpacking In Guinea: My Stay At Hotel Du Golfe, Conakry, Guinea

Backpacking In Guinea🇬🇳: My Stay At Hotel Du Golfe, Miniere, Conakry

“All that I know is there’s nothing here to run from” – Coldplay. After getting an online evisa for Guinea in December 2023, it was time to fly in. My visa was confirmed on Monday 18th December 2023. On that same ill-fated day, there was a fatal oil explosion in Conakry, Guinea. Ouch.   As Read more about Backpacking In Guinea🇬🇳: My Stay At Hotel Du Golfe, Miniere, Conakry[…]

My Exquisite Stay At Hotel Barmoi On The Atlantic Coast At Aberdeen, Sierra Leone

My Exquisite Stay At Hotel Barmoi On The Atlantic Coast At Aberdeen, Freetown, Sierra Leone 🇸🇱

“Slip inside the eye of your mind” – Noel Gallagher. Sierra Leone was the last new country I visited in December 2023 on my West African journey, and my flight in was a late one, on Christmas night 2023. I had spied quite a few coastal and seaside hotels online before the trip. In the Read more about My Exquisite Stay At Hotel Barmoi On The Atlantic Coast At Aberdeen, Freetown, Sierra Leone 🇸🇱[…]

Backpacking In Guinea Bissau: My Stay At The Pensao Creola Hostel, Bissau

Backpacking In Guinea Bissau🇬🇼: My Stay At The Pensao Creola, The Best Hostel In Bissau

After getting my visa on arrival in Guinea-Bissau, I was ready to explore this smaller African country. Guinea-Bissau houses just over 2 million people, and its capital city, the eponymous Bissau houses a huge 500,000 of that. However, when backpacking in Bissau, it feels like a calm over-sized town. On Christmas Eve 2023, particularly, the Read more about Backpacking In Guinea Bissau🇬🇼: My Stay At The Pensao Creola, The Best Hostel In Bissau[…]

Backpacking In Guinea-Bissau: My Stay At The Quirky, Arty, Colonial Style Coimbra Hotel in Bissau

Backpacking In Guinea-Bissau🇬🇼: My Stay At The Quirky, Arty, Colonial Style Coimbra Hotel in Bissau

Backpacking In Guinea-Bissau: My Stay At The Quirky, Arty, Colonial Style Coimbra Hotel in Bissau Bissau, the eponymous capital city of Guinea-Bissau, might be one of the calmest capital cities you ever visit. It is certainly up there with Andorra La Vella in calm stakes. It is a relaxed capital with a very welcoming vibe. Read more about Backpacking In Guinea-Bissau🇬🇼: My Stay At The Quirky, Arty, Colonial Style Coimbra Hotel in Bissau[…]

Backpacking in Guinea🇬🇳: This Is Africa’s Northern Ireland 🔴✋️☘️

Backpacking in Guinea🇬🇳: This Is Africa’s Northern Ireland 🔴✋️☘️“Move closer; set my mind in fire” – Tim Wheeler. You know the drill when you grow up in the outside-monikered country called “troubled Northern Ireland”. You’re asked where you’re from and you tell everyone “I’m from Northern Ireland”. At least I did, I made a point Read more about Backpacking in Guinea🇬🇳: This Is Africa’s Northern Ireland 🔴✋️☘️[…]