FREAKY TRACKS border-free bumming blog

Ghana is kind: some places I definitely approve

Ghana treated me extremely well and today I’d like to inflect the beauty of this kind country – my first time in sub-Saharan Africa – with a list of 10 places. Ten places...

Hotel de France, Kano: sleeping in history

One thing I’ve learned in Nigeria: old hotels suck, new establishments give you some hope. But there’re a few exceptions, and the Hotel de France in Kano is one of them. This hotel...

Manengouba lakes, Cameroon at its best

The twin crater lakes of Manengouba are perhaps the most delightful place I have ever visited in Cameroon (Maroua and Kribi are on the list too). Just a three-hour walk from Bangem (and...

Best travel movies (ever!)

There are movies that make you say Ehi, what the hell am I doing here?!. Movies that grab your soul and never let you go. Movies that lead you to consult maps, check...

Why we like Yogyakarta

A brief account of our visit to Yogyakarta, most commonly known as Jogja. Some fellow travellers we come across tell us that they don’t like Jogja because they feel molested by all this...

Alternative Pulau Siladen: a visual tour

Siladen Island, Bunaken National Park, North Sulawesi: 450-500 inhabitants, 81 households, 1.1 km long and 0.6 km wide. Intimate and harmonious, Siladen gave me exactly what I was looking for – and didn’t...

The Sangihe Islands: a micro travel guide

The Sangihe Islands, what a damn fine piece of Indonesia! We collected travel info, slept here and there, and took a lot of picures. The outcome? A freakytracks micro travel guide to Sangihe...

African interiors: the descreet charm of objects (2/2)

Welcome to the second episode of my personal selection of African objects and spaces. It seems that you – well, some of you 🙂 – appreciated the first post, so here I am!...

Ehi buddy, wanna be a friend and enjoy our updates?

If you like this site please join our Facebook community!