quinta-feira, 9 de junho de 2011

N'djamena - Chad

After a long time without adding a single photo to this blog, i give you some photos from N'Djamena airport and also from lake Chad. This lake lost 90% of it's total size on the last 15 years and it seams that it will be completely dry in the next 10.
There are a few projects to save the lake so lets hope that they will succeed
Photos were taken through a cockpit window so there are a few shadows in them..

terça-feira, 26 de outubro de 2010

Saint-Louis, Senegal

Saint-Louis was the capital of the French colony of Senegal from 1673 until independence in 1960. From 1920 to 1957 it also served as capital of the neighbouring colony of Mauritania. So we can see that it use to be a major city. Well, after being in this city I can conclude that no maintenance has been done since the French left. And who could blame them? They need to avoid their people to die from starvation first...
I share with you a few photos of  the airport and also close by form where we stay in. Enjoy

quinta-feira, 9 de setembro de 2010

Praia Island - Cape Verde

After spending so many days away from home, or sometimes even weeks, it's so good to hear somebody speaking our language. Small airport but very nice people. The island itself is a sight. Strongly recommend anyone to put on their "to visit" list.
We stayed at "Oasis Atlântico"  hotel. Nice, simple, clean; All that we need to have some rest, and the view over the sea was awesome,

As usual, here goes some pictures. Enjoy

Dakar - Senegal

Next Chapter on this Blog:
This time I went to Dakar  and I can tell you that it was one of the best places that I've been so far in this continent. Airport security was a joke but apart from that, things worked quite OK.
Very nice hotels available next to the beach although they can be quite expensive. Luckily I wasn't paying :)

Here are some photos of the airport and the surroundings:


quinta-feira, 22 de julho de 2010


Time has been short to keep this blog updated.
Conakry was one of those places that you can see a bit of everything:
You can either see the President riding is helicopter out of his palace or you walk 20 meters and you see the extreme poverty that his people is suffering.
On the highway you can have from a small child to an old man, trying to sell everything they can   to make an extra dollar.
What a life they have...

Enjoy the photos