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A visit to the world's biggest fetish market

A visit to the world's biggest fetish market

Claire ChaffeyJan 6, 2012

Visiting West Africa’s largest fetish market turns out to be a powerful and pungent experience not for the faint-hearted.

Tiptoe through the treetops

Tiptoe through the treetops

Claire ChaffeyJul 17, 20111 Comment

Living your very own Indiana Jones adventure isn’t the only attraction luring visitors to Ghana’s Kakum National Park

Find a chome amongst the goom trees in the Sahara

Find a chome amongst the goom trees in the Sahara

Jay MartinJun 24, 20112 Comments

Sitting in the 4WD bashing our way through the Tunisian desert, I put my essentials in a purse: my phone, credit cards, keys. Which I bury deep in the bottom of my bag. For the next seven days I’ll be trekking through the Sahara with ten Poles. What is ‘essential’, I notice, is rather different here.

From free man to slave: walking through the 'door of no return'

From free man to slave: walking through the 'door of no return'

CrikeyJun 7, 2011

A jewel of the Ghanaian coastline, the tiny fishing village of Elmina belies a dark and tragic past which still scars a nation, writes Claire Chaffey.

An African education in Accra

An African education in Accra

CrikeyMay 23, 20111 Comment

When my housemate came home from work with a human tooth lodged in the sole of her shoe, it confirmed what I had come to know in my time as a volunteer in Accra, Ghana: I definitely wasn't in Kansas anymore.

Gentlemen of Leisure: A touch of cricket in the Maasai Mara

Gentlemen of Leisure: A touch of cricket in the Maasai Mara

Rafiq CopelandFeb 24, 20114 Comments

I was strangely invited to play in an annual cricket match held in Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve last week. I say strangely because I haven't played cricket since the under twelv

Up the Nile without a passport

Up the Nile without a passport

Rafiq CopelandJan 10, 20113 Comments

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Gentlemen of Leisure: Scammed by terrorists?

Gentlemen of Leisure: Scammed by terrorists?

Rafiq CopelandDec 16, 20102 Comments

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Gentlemen of Leisure: False starts

Rafiq CopelandNov 29, 20105 Comments

In my defence I was very drunk. The fact that I was at a karaoke bar singing Africa by Toto will testify to this point. I am also compelled to reiterate that it came as an extreme shock and surprise to wake up and realise I had missed my flight to Johannesburg.

On disliking must-see tourist sights

On disliking must-see tourist sights

CrikeyOct 11, 20107 Comments

Being herded onto a bus with 40 other tourists and being driven from sight to sight, stopping only to let people off to take a few snaps before re-boarding the bus, is not my idea of a good time, says Rebecca Arnold.