The Banyo Border

The Banyo Border

We had known for a long time that one of the most difficult and dangerous parts of our journey would be crossing from Nigeria into Cameroon. Since late 2017, the entire South West of Cameroon has been pretty much impassable due to the so called ‘Anglophone crisis’ or ‘Ambazonian war.’ The few travellers who have [...]

The Road to Afi Mountain

The Road to Afi Mountain

As we continued our journey East, Nigeria continued to surprise, amuse, frustrate and delight.  At 5am I was awoken by a loud, insistent hammering on our hotel door.  It was not as I first assumed, a fire, a robbery or a kidnapping attempt, but the maid dropping off an extra bog roll. I wouldn’t have [...]

The Tizi n’test

The Tizi n’test

The Tizi n’test is what I had been looking forward to perhaps more than anything else in Morrocco, a famously dizzying, heart-stopping road through the High Atlas mountains towards Marrakesh. Fortunately it did not disappoint. We set off from Oulad Berhil, a small village around 10km west of the turnoff for the Tizi n’test. The [...]

Further into the Atlas

Further into the Atlas

From Fez we drove to Midelt, a small town remarkable for its location on high plains between the Middle Atlas and High Atlas mountain ranges. On the way we passed through Ifrane, an alpine-style mountain resort. Usually at this time of year the whole area would be covered in thick snow but as we were [...]