Baobab smoothie recipe

Baobab smoothie recipe

The baobab tree is a proud symbol of Africa. A majestic tree that can live for thousands of years. A tree of legend and fables. Griots, the hereditary musicians of West Africa, were traditionally buried within a baobab. With trunks that can be as large as 15m in...

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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’

Home. A place to feel safe. A place to feel loved. A place to be ourselves. Would you agree that such a home is something we are all entitled to? A basic human right. While there might be a myriad of reasons why someone may not feel safe, loved or able to be...

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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 World...

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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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