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The Togolese Republic or Togo for short is a narrow strip of land sandwiched between Ghana and Benin. At 57,000 sq.km (22,000 sq.mi.) it is one of the smallest…

In his "Lost Horizon", James Hilton placed Shangri-La, an earthly paradise in Tibet. I discovered my paradise between Cologne Airport and teeny-weeny Grand…

Adam is a typical Pole: hardworking, trustworthy and irresistibly loveable. His passion for cooking and keeping fit combined with my passion for eating and…

It is more than 1400 kilometers (870 miles) from Ibadan in the south of Nigeria to its north-eastern border. As we drive towards the north, lush tropical green…

Over the last years, I enjoyed bi-weekly flights from Frankfurt to Addis Ababa and on to Lagos. As we flew between Ethiopia and Nigeria, breathtaking views from…

Back in the nineties, I came across an old issue of the National Geographic magazine with a picture of an incredibly crowded tram. The picture was taken in…

My first encounter with Nigeria was not an easy one. The bosses advised me not to go there for security reasons. The consul of Nigeria was quite amused:…

It is quite a drive to The River Argungu in the former Sokoto Caliphate: two days on bumpy roads in the south and comfortable highways in the north of Nigeria.…

"Romancing the Stone" is one of my favourite films. I could watch Kathleen Turner and Danny de Vito on and on. European ministers of foreign affairs must have…

Hardly anyone knows about the fishing village of Vanakbara. If not for Dharmistta and Milesh, the owners of Dream Vision Guest House in Diu Town, I would have…

Among dozens of colourful festivals held in Nigeria, the durbars are most amazing. Marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, they take place in cities in…

In 1503 Portuguese explorers discovered four specs of land in the north of the Mozambique Channel. First settled by East Africans, Austronesians and Arabs,…

A slightly androgynous apearance and a disarming smile of a girl standing at a fruit market stall in Gandhidham, Gujarat attracted my attention. Her pepita-like…

Once Portugal ruled half of the world. The other half belonged to Spain. Rivers of gold, diamonds and other commodities flowed to Lisbon from Africa, South…

An Austrian Airlines plane takes off from Vienna. Two Schnitzels and three pieces od Apfelstrudel later it touches down in Mauritius, one of the Mascarene…
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