Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Travelers of the African continent


Last Thursday I finally met in person Chioma Ogwuegbu of www.celebrateafrica.net who alongside her sister Oluchi have been traveling across Africa by road since July. We met up at Accra Mall's Rhapsody's before setting out for Baze Lounge where an underground artists society thrives every Thursday night.

Both ladies have been doing something which many Africans haven't been doing, not because they haven't thought about it but because of a fear of the unknown. They have both traveled across 12 countries in the West Afican region on their first round of a continent-wide tour. They regaled me with a lot of stories about ancient African cities like Timbuktu, Mopti, Ouaga, and Freetown as they experienced it on their journey. They hope that many other young Africans will begin to find time to explore the beauty of the continent.

"Africa's people are its greatest asset" Chioma told me. For Oluchi, the women of Senegal are the most elegant in the world.

Check out their website for some photos and read their blog. They plan to embark on a second leg of their journey next year. This time round will see them going to East and southern Africa.

8 comments:

NigerianDramaQueen said...

Oluchi has lived my dream! I havent been to her blog in a while. You all look good in the pic btw...

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

what a lovely pic!

Mika's Thought's... said...

Lovely blog...

Kris said...

I can only apologise for cutting and pasting this comment, but there was no way on Earth I would be able to make it around the whole globe to wish everybody a Merry Christmas otherwise. I have only one pair of hands and no team of magical elves to help me.

Anyway, from myself, Henry and Ezra, have a Merry Christmas/Winter Solstice/Hanukkah/Festivus and a happy New Year!

I hope that all of your holiday photos turn out to be triumphs and all your presents are spectacular.

Ann said...

Apologies for the belated Christmas wishes. A family emergency (which thankfully proved to be non serious) put paid to most of the things I intended to do over the past few days. Hope you had a wonderful day.

Mika's Thought's... said...

Happy New Year to you as well! I wish you the best of health and hope you receive all that your heart desires in 2009 and beyond.

Emmanuel.K.Bensah II said...

I can only dream of travelling through the ECOWAS sub-region, but I hope to do it even when I get married!

have u checked out my regional integration blog yet? http://critiquing-regionalism.org;-)

Dottie Jo said...

What a wonderful blog! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to experience a little of your country. I'll definitely be back!