Burkina Faso, Unfortunate Events

Five days in African Jail

Being on a three day African Train journey between Kigoma and Dar es Salaam the story of how Burkina Faso caught me up in jail comes back to me. I have never wrote anything about it before but it was on a similar train ride that it all happened. Me and my American Friend Travis […]

Burkina Faso, Trans African Overlanding

The Tropical Region of Banfora

Burkina Faso’s landscape ranges from the dry and sandy Sahel in the North to Savannah covering the center and then there is a region in the South- West called Banfora which receives a lot of rainfall making it much more green and fertile than the rest of the country. Everywhere we looked we saw trees […]

Burkina Faso

All Aboard the Ouagadougou- Abidjan Train!

It is no secret that I am a train freak. I love traveling with trains and have previously traveled on the Trans-Siberian Railway, the Silk Route and the Mauritanian Iron Ore Train to mention a few. All since I knew that the overland truck I am traveling with for six months would go through Ouagadougou, […]

Burkina Faso, Trans African Overlanding

The Burkino Capital Ouagadougou

Having to wait nearly a week for our Ghanaian visas we had lots of time to kill in the capital of Burkina Faso. In my opinion it is the capital in the World with the funniest name, but it was definitely not the most fun one. Just like most cities in West Africa it feels […]

Burkina Faso, Trans African Overlanding

Attending a Funeral Mask Ceremony in Bobo- Dioulasso

Bobo-Dioulasso is a city famous for being the cultural city of Burkina Faso with a lively art and concert scene and a beautiful old mosque built in Sudano-Sahelian architectural style just like the famous one in Timbuktu. It was all built only by clay and sticks in the 19th century and is the biggest clay […]