Exploring the markets of Accra

For my second time in Accra I did not want to repeat the "mistake" of the first time, when I hardly left the hotel! Obviously in these places I have some reservations to leave the hotel alone and since the last time nobody of the crew wanted to go exploring, I had to...

Monte Café and surroundings, São Tomé

On the second day of our layover in São Tomé we woke up with an authentic tropical storm! Winds that seemed to have the strength to pluck palm trees and a rain so strong that it did not let us see beyond half a dozen meters. Still we left the hotel because we had...

São Tomé – the way to Praia-Piscina

I have a German friend, Elena, teaching in São Tomé for three months so I asked for this flight, a great excuse to visit this beautiful island! Since I already have the right of travel facilities (aka take friends at special prices), my friend Mariana...

Casablanca – visiting Hassan II Mosque

Last stop in Morocco: Casablanca. When we were planning the trip we began to realize that we wanted to visit several cities and that it did not make much sense to fly in and back from Marrakech. So we decided that we would return from Casablanca. We then...

Rabat, capital of Morocco

Third stop in Morocco: Rabat! We caught a train from Marrakesh, super comfortable! Four hours of travel and approximately € 15 per person. I advise you to buy food beforehand because they warned us that the food they sell on board is bad and expensive. In Rabat we...

Essaouira – 1 day trip

An easy onde day trip from Marrakesh is Essaouira (former Portuguese town of Mogador). We chose to buy the tour at the Riad itself (230dh per person) - the alternative would be a taxi, which would only compensate if we were four, or bus, which was more or...

Returning to Marrakech

Traveling alone has its advantages, but being accompanied is always more interesting. Being impossible to go on vacation with my Mexican, my mother proposed to take a few days off, days that became a week and the two of us turned four. Several destinations...

Ivory-Coast: a warm New Years Eve

Every month we can request TAP to do a certain flight based on a scoring system – each month they give us 6 points and for each asked destination they give us they take us out 16 points, something exaggerated … So and because I like to choose where I fly, I always...

Fishermen of Labadi, Accra

I woke up at La Palm Beach Resort before the alarm clock ringed. The forecast was of a rainy day and indeed dawned gray. I still had more than an hour before having breakfast with the rest of the crew, so I decided to go for a walk on the grounds of the...

Fishermen of Santana – São Tomé

The crew meeting hour to depart and discover the island was scheduled for 9am, but the short stroll around the hotel the night before made me realize that it would be worth exploring its surroundings before leaving to the south of the island. I decided not to close...

São Tomé – Perspective from a moving car

I never imagined going to São Tomé in my first month of TAP, but through the exchange system, I managed to do it. The layover in São Tomé is one of the most desired, not only for the destination itself, but also because is one the places where we stay longer. In this...

Tunisia – Oasis circuit in 4×4

Another family trip, this one in 2008, “powered by” Abreu Viagens. Nowadays and with the age that I have, I avoid these tours with everything organized, but in this case I think it was a great way to get to know the whole country and in a very fun way, since the group...

Cairo and Giza Pyramids

I went to Egypt in 2009 with my father, stepmother and sister. We flew first to Cairo, where we stayed for a few days and then flew to Luxor where we began our cruise on the Nile, passing through all the important ancient cities. My impression of Cairo was great! Of...

Marrakesh – so close and yet so different

Last year in May Jorge and I travelled to Morocco. I was pretty excited, as it was one of the close destinations I always wanted to visit. From the airplane we could see how diverse the landscape was, but also how dry and hot everything should be. We flew to Marrakech...