the plan i think
Planning has been kept to a minimum as being retired with no ties i can take as little or long as i want.
Posted by Archie Taylor at July 12, 2009 06:34 PM GMT
Basically I leave Portsmouth for Santander in Spain on sept 1st. Having toured all over Europe, except Spain, I intend to tour spain until 18th sept then at last a ferry from algerciras to cueta on the moroccan mainland. From there touring moroc to rabat to get to mauri and mali visas. The next step will involve daily planning until mali-bukini faso and then on to ghana /togo. Flexibility is the key word.
Don't get me wrong, I always do a great deal of planning and research before leaving home - it pays dividends when on the road. Travelling is for enjoyment not spending hours in an internet cafe trying to find details about the next country.
By the way i know a little bit about africa as i lived and worked in Southern africa in my early 20s but i feel west africa in 2009 is going to be different, to say the least
I am travelling without a carnet and getting visas along the way. Will it prove troublesome? Time will tell. Especially as i dont speak french ..... watch this space
Hopefully it will be interesting and entertaining.