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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Blissful Benin (Part 1) January 19 – 31, 2012

  Benin is probably the Gulf of Guinea’s least-known nation. Though small with an area of 113,000 square kilometres and a population of 9 million, Benin is charming and enchanting. Our truck reached most corners of Benin bringing me to the northern upland, the south and the coast. My visit to the Royal Palace of … Continue reading »

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Nervous Nigeria January 14 – 19, 2012

According to the original itinerary, I would spend 11 days visiting the Afi Mountains, the Yankari National Park, Jos, Abuja (the capital) and Abeokuta before crossing into the Republic of Benin. A week-long national strike ground Nigeria to a halt. Amidst uncertainty, travel warnings and fear of fuel shortage, we raced through Nigeria covering some … Continue reading »

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Calm Cameroon January 5 -14, 2012

  My epic 69-day overland truck journey ‘and journey ‘Doula to Dakar’ with Intrepid began when I arrived at Doula airport at 3am on January 5. I relaxed on the beach at Kribi for two days and spent two days in climbing Mt Cameroon (4095m), the highest peak in West Africa. The remaining time wasmostly … Continue reading »

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West Africa: Cameroon to Senegal Overland January 5 – March 16, 2012

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2012 New Year : Two Countries & Three Continents December 30, 2011-January 4, 2012

Life is unpredictable and 2012 has indeed begun with many surprises. My original plan was to spend the New Year in Baku, Azerbaijan and fly to Doula, Cameroon via Istanbul and Casablanca on January 3.  As Azerbaijan refused to let me in following my excursion to Karabakh, I had to return to Tbilisi, Georgia and bought … Continue reading »

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