not just a pretty place

travelling beyond beaches, photo ops and flexible principles

Tag: Africa

Was Ethiopia unaffected by colonialism?

When he’s not looking for booze close to the beach or climbing temples and stuff, the standard traveller is very…

Ghana’s press is comparatively free

Ever since I’ve been sharing my travel research I’m asked to be more positive. Considering I’m writing about politics, history…

Human rights in Tanzania? Going south.

Tanzania is one of the few sub-Saharan countries where the standard #adventurous traveller dares to go – of course, to…

How Chinese food habits threaten Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a poor country. To a large part, there are no streets but dirt roads. Also, there is…

Why was it a good idea to live in a house on stilts in Benin?

At the time of the Atlantic triangular slave trade, African soon-to-be slaves were mostly captivated by other Africans. These other…

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