Monthly Archives: March 2012
Aurora Borealis (commonly known as Northern or Southern Lights) are fascinating. As I had to be in Vancouver in early April, I joined Yeeyee and her friends to go to Yellowknife to watch Northern Lights. During my 5-day stay in Yellowknife, I saw this natural wonder on the first two nights and I was captivated. … Continue reading
It’s been five months since the completion of my 72-day West Africa overland truck trip. It is time to reflect and sum up what I think about this epic journey.My experience and memories of West Africa have clearly been defined by the remarkable and beautiful people I have met.
The annual Dakar Rally covering some 10,000km in around three weeks across the Sahara and West Africa ending in Dakar had first made me aware of Senegal. Our truck arrived in Dakar on March 12 ending our 8000km (estimate) overland journey through nine countries in West Africa in 68 days. I shall always remember … Continue reading