Expedition Stories: reaching the source of the River Gambia, Fouta Djallon Highlands

Looking back – Sunday 2nd December, 2013 Expedition Stories: Reaching the source of the River Gambia, Fouta Djallon Highlands, Guinea. The Highlands of Guinea-Conakry is one of the most stunningly visual places I have ever traveled in. The only real downside is that the ‘roads’ are utterly shocking. Calling them roads is a stretch. Rocky riverbeds would be aContinue reading “Expedition Stories: reaching the source of the River Gambia, Fouta Djallon Highlands”

Rate this:

#TBT: Moto-Taxi boys – Labé’s got style, Guinea-Conakry, West Africa

December 2012: ‘Labé, the capital of the Fouta Djallon, Guinea-Conakry, is motorcycle city. The streets are overrun with thousands of cheap Chinese-manufactured bikes and ‘moto- taxis’ are the way to travel, carrying a minimum of 2-3 passengers. As we walked around the town, we constantly darted out of  the way as  a ‘moto’ zoomed towardsContinue reading “#TBT: Moto-Taxi boys – Labé’s got style, Guinea-Conakry, West Africa”

Rate this:

ThrowbackWednesday: Moto-taxi rides down the mountains of the Fouta Djallon, River Gambia Expedition

  ‘”It will be cheaper than taking the vehicle!” said Florio – pulling at our over-stretched expedition budget purse-strings – that clinched the deal!…Ebu, very convincingly, stated: “Come, we go now, now!… We will get to Kedougou in two hours… and I will also return tonight, to Mali, with a passenger from Kedougou too!”.  In actual fact, weContinue reading “ThrowbackWednesday: Moto-taxi rides down the mountains of the Fouta Djallon, River Gambia Expedition”

Rate this: