After spending 96 hours in Warsaw, we’re off to Krakow. We’ve booked our tickets a couple of days before the journey, at the Warsaw central train station; the afternoon train ride costs 84 […]
Krakow: City of magic
Warsaw in 96 hours.
Have you ever landed in a country with absolutely no idea on how to find your way about, or any knowledge of the local language? Have you ever wanted to go to […]
If you’d love to see the world..just get up and go; if not, stay back and run the town..
There’s nary a secret way to travel. If there is, I just haven’t hacked it. Which means that very often when I get questions like “How do you get to travel around […]
Dear Dad, a million thanks for the gift of travel and a Happy father’s day!
“Dad, how big is the heart?” a ten-year old me inquired. “Make a tight fist with your hand,” he said in a half-whisper. “Like this..” I made my fist into a ball, […]
Black solo female traveler in Europe? Brace yourself for labels your mama never gave you..
It’s early evening when I get to my apartment block. It appears to be on lockdown with heavily armed police crawling everywhere; red flashlights rotating from the top of their cars, sirens […]
Of vanishing planes and travel in the time of terror
I’ve boarded quite a few planes in my lifetime. Not so many as to compete with my pilot buddies, or business tripper acquaintances or even seasoned globetrotters who have just about racked […]
Two kinds of locals
Landing in a foreign country can sometimes be unnerving. Imagine being uprooted completely from everything that is familiar and catapulted to a location that is not. Now imagine a group of people […]
Of accidents, a broken femur, baby steps and an anniversary!
A couple of days ago, wordpress sent me a congratulatory message on my dashboard. The baby “Travelogues of an African Girl,” had clocked two years. What a milestone! I have an idea […]
Traveler’s stench and 5 ways to survive
Ever so often travel becomes tiring and loses it’s novelty. Somehow, you will know when that happens. It won’t hit you like a bolt of lightning or a ton of bricks; rather […]
Solo female travel and fighting off assault.
Each time I hear that women have turned up dead in a foreign land, I go numb. My motherly instinct kicks in and I desperately want to shelter them; gather them into […]