West Africa

Greetings All! Since leaving Ouagadougou, we got our visas extended in Bobo-Dioulasso, a more laid back city whose main pest is that it plays host to quite a lot of mosquitoes. More importantly, however, its Grand Marche (central market) is very serene, if there exists...

We're writing from Ouagadougou, by far the coolest name for a capital city anywhere in the world. The past 24 hours, we have been enjoying such ridiculous city-life amenities as baguette salesmen walking the streets and a supermarket that actually sells twix and mars...

Greetings from Kumasi, the jewel of the Ashanti crown! We've had quite a time scouting out a place to stay in Accra and have thoroughly enjoyed getting more familiar with Kumasi these past few days. Today we met with the head of Sinapi Aba Trust,...