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Christmas in Calabar

Oh Calabar, Calabar… it’s exactly as it sounds. Like the Turkish Delight chocolate that came in a shiny fushcia and silver wrapping as a special treat when I was a kid. Exotic, exclusive and full of carnival promise. When we … Continue reading

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Equator Hokey Cokey

Back on the road, we were getting a little fed up with peremptoriness of Gabonese gendarmes. How they love their whistles… Nine times out of ten, they begin by ignoring you, but quickly thaw to amenable, chatty even. There must … Continue reading

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A Shadow Across the Sun

The day we arrived in Libreville, there was an eclipse of the sun. A ‘hybrid solar eclipse’ nogal. Gabon was on the line of greatest eclipse and coverage was 98%. Luckily, we’d decided to go for a walk to stretch … Continue reading

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