I Need Destinations

Not sure where to go or what to do? Give up, don’t even bother. I’m joking of course. Discover the low-down on every country that I’ve visited, and hopefully pick up an idea or three. For tales of royalty from Brunei, or photos of carpentry from Shanghai, or videos of forestry from Uruguay, click on a link below…

Bucket List 196: Cabo Verde!

January 4th, 2020 Jack Noah Rees
Bucket List 196: Cabo Verde!  The Road Travelled   ·    Tales From Cabo Verde   ·    Photos Country 49/196: Cabo Verde. This ten-island archipelago lies approximately five hundred kilometres west of the African mainland; and that is about all it has in common with its continental neighbours. Portugal kept a strong grip on the nation until…

Bucket List 196: Mauritania!

January 4th, 2020 Jack Noah Rees
Bucket List 196: Mauritania!  The Road Travelled   ·    Tales From Mauritania   ·    Photos Country 48/196: Mauritania. The least visited nation on the African mainland, and probably my favourite; not sure if there's a pattern there. From stowing away on the longest train in the world to exploring the vast expanse of the Sahara, Mauritania…

Bucket List 196: Mali!

January 4th, 2020 Jack Noah Rees
Bucket List 196: Mali!  The Road Travelled   ·    Tales From Mali   ·    Photos Country 47/196: Mali. A nation with a rich history, full of historically significant sites and remarkable mudbrick architecture. Unfortunately, at the time of my voyage, I was unable to visit any of them due to major security issues outside of the…

Bucket List 196: Burkina Faso!

January 4th, 2020 Jack Noah Rees
Bucket List 196: Burkina Faso!  The Road Travelled   ·    Tales From Burkina Faso   ·    Photos Country 46/196: Burkina Faso. At the time of writing, and visiting, Burkina was not the safest nation on earth for foreign backpackers like I. National parks are closed, towns and villages off limits and World Heritage sites unreachable; with…

Bucket List 196: Niger!

January 4th, 2020 Jack Noah Rees
Bucket List 196: Niger!  The Road Travelled   ·    Tales From Niger   ·    Photos   ·    Videos Country 45/196: Niger. The poorest nation in West Africa, and with insurgent issues in many areas, you may think that I had a hard time in Niger: not so! The capital of Niamey was my favourite city in…

Bucket List 196: Nigeria!

January 4th, 2020 Jack Noah Rees
Bucket List 196: Nigeria!  The Road Travelled   ·    Tales From Nigeria   ·    Photos Country 44/196: Nigeria. The beating heart of Africa, Nigeria is the economic powerhouse of the continent. However, it's certainly not achieved this through its tourism industry (doesn't rank in Africa's top ten most visited). Indeed, with one of the most expensive…

Bucket List 196: Benin!

January 4th, 2020 Jack Noah Rees
Bucket List 196: Benin!  The Road Travelled   ·    Tales From Benin   ·    Photos Country 43/196: Benin. The home of voodoo and one of the largest floating cities in the world, Benin (or Benan as the locals pronounce it) has undergone a radical transformation since the collapse of communism in the early 90's. Signs of…

Bucket List 196: Togo!

January 3rd, 2020 Jack Noah Rees
Bucket List 196: Togo!  The Road Travelled   ·    Tales From Togo   ·    Photos Country 42/196: Togo. A slither of a nation but one which enjoys a rich voodoo culture and some of the best beaches in West Africa. The further you venture from the Atlantic Coast, the further you depart from civilization and the…

Bucket List 196: Ghana!

January 3rd, 2020 Jack Noah Rees
Bucket List 196: Ghana!  The Road Travelled   ·    Tales From Ghana   ·    Photos Country 41/196: Ghana. A country I will always remember as the place I attempted my first, and hopefully only, marathon (attempted being the operative word). I only made it halfway, but I was roared on by literally handfuls of eager locals.…

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