A child’s life in Senegal

A child’s life in Senegal

The dust, the smiles and the rhythm of the drums, West Africa, can really get under your skin; I lost count of the number of times I've visited this corner of the globe a long time ago. As I set out on a journey of a different kind, namely sponsoring a child in...

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Photo Essay from West Africa: ‘Home’

Photo Essay from West Africa: ‘Home’

This week's #FriFotos theme on Twitter is 'Home'. Tomorrow people, all around the world, will be tweeting images reflecting this theme throughout the day. Search for the #FriFotos hashtag and you'll see them. It's certainly got me thinking of the great variety of...

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Echoes from the past on Gorée Island

Echoes from the past on Gorée Island

The boat leaves Dakar in Senegal and it isn't long before, Gorée Island comes into view. Pastel coloured, European-style buildings, palm trees, blue skies and blue seas. The scene is like no other I have seen in West Africa.   The tiny island of Gorée, a UNESCO...

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Seven Super Shots

Seven Super Shots

There's a great photography post doing the rounds at the moment called '7 Super Shots'. HostelBookers.com put out the call to select 7 of your favourite travel photographs, one for each of the following categories, then tag 5 bloggers that you would like to take part....

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Pounding grain in Senegal

Pounding grain in Senegal

This week's picture comes from Senegal. I spotted these three ladies pounding grain while driving around the Sine Saloum Delta region. Millet is the most common grain eaten amongst the poorer community (where as rice is more popular with the more affluent and doesn't...

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A slice of lemon with your barnacles madame?

If I spot something unusual on the menu chances are I'll opt for that. I've crunched my way through scorpions, nibbled locusts and enjoyed ostrich steak. While on a photographic assignment for The Cape Verde Experience  I came across two local delicacies new to...

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A close encounter… of the wild kind

For as long as I can remember I have had a keen interest in animals, both wild and domestic, in fact, although I now work as a graphic designer and photographer my main subject at University in Bristol was Zoology and one of the first jobs I ever had was in a zoo. You...

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