Destinations, Food, Travelogue / 28.10.2019

It all came down to this moment, Chale Wote was the sole reason we travelled across West Africa and it was finally here! We timed the last few days of our journey to coincide with the last days of the Chale Wote festival and boy was that a good thing (here’s where you stan my tour planning skills). Before I go off on how interesting Chale Wote was/is, let me explain what it is: Chale Wote is an annual street art festival that takes place in Accra, Ghana. Since it...

Destinations, Food, Travelogue / 21.10.2019

We took on a daunting task when we decided to travel all the way from Lome, Togo to see some amazing destinations in Central Region, Ghana by road. In retrospect, we were supposed to leave Lome early, but some people (please refer to their names in previous blog posts) decided to go shopping on the same morning we were supposed to leave town. The worst part is, they bought the cutest pants so they could twin at Chale Wote and conveniently forgot to buy for me. Yes, I’m still...

Food, Travel With Me, Travelogue / 23.09.2019

Day 3 was all about exploring Lome, Togo, the innocent-looking city whose major highway runs along the coastal line. For the most part, it felt like we were in an extension of Cotonou, Benin Republic as the city layout looks the same and they also speak French. We set off from Ouidah early in the morning and spent about 2 hours on the road. It was a smooth journey and we all slept off for the most part. Benin-Togo Border Crossing  The Hillacondji border crossing was also easy. We had to come...

Food, Travel With Me, Travelogue / 10.09.2019

I took a trip across 3 West African countries - Benin Republic, Togo and Ghana with a few friends and I am writing about my experience in parts. Before you go ahead, if you haven’t read part 1, do check it out so you’re not lost along the way.  Exploring West Africa Part 1: Ouidah, Benin Republic. The second part of my West African Road trip diary has all the details about transportation, accommodation, and food. Transportation Before leaving Lagos, I read a lot of blog posts talking about stressful the border...

Food, Inside Lagos, Travel With Me, Travelogue / 18.06.2019

The Kalakuta Museum can be classified as a specialty museum in that it focuses on one subject area, which is the life and times of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Until his death in 1997, Fela Kuti was a Nigerian musician and activist whose life and death was riddled with a lot of controversies. Also known as “Abami Eda” Fela used the lyrical content of his music to criticize Military rulers, particularly Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo. To this day, a number of young musicians and activists ascribe their courage to Fela’s ideas and they...