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TRAVELOGUE: THE TRAIN TO PADDINGTON by Wale Okediran

TRAVELOGUE: THE TRAIN TO PADDINGTON by Wale Okediran

Breakfast at the Hall of Wadham College, Oxford University, UK was a routine meeting place for many of the delegates to the maiden edition of the James Currey Literary Festival. Organized by the young and energetic Nigerian Writer and Academic, Onyeka Nwelue, the festival was to honor the contributions of Prof James Currey, co-founder of […]

Family road trip in South Africa

Family road trip in South Africa

By Abigail George, Johannesburg “As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.” – Virginia Woolf When I was a teenager my dream holidays were always spent in Johannesburg. My Swaziland-cousins would come and visit. My mother’s brother and wife had three sons, a swimming pool (we swum […]

TRAVELOGUE; A WEEKEND IN TOGO

TRAVELOGUE; A WEEKEND IN TOGO

By Wale Okediran We entered Lome to a stunning postcard scenery of a coconut tree lined pristine ocean coastline to our right with a rush hour vehicular traffic that choked the highway to our left. While the blue translucent Atlantic- ocean cast its spell along the long shore line, I was equally fascinated watching the […]

Flashback: A Passage to Russia By Wale Okediran

Flashback: A Passage to Russia By Wale Okediran

It’s almost midnight in Saint Petersburg and the sun is yet to set. From my vantage point at the window of the bedroom of my rented apartment on Muchnoy Pereulok 1, Tsentralny district, the city appeared angelic and very beautiful in Thanks 55brilliant late night sunshine. Outside on the streets, lively, friendly, romantic and bustling […]

A Response to One Week in Kinshasa

A Response to One Week  in Kinshasa

Dear Wale, Dear Brother, thank you for sharing. This is your second Travelogue, I have been reading following the Egyptian experience. Thank you. This one resonates on a special way to me since i lived 5 years in Kinshasa. Bravo to the Writer Traveler! You manage to carry us in Central Africa, on the banks […]

Travelogue: One Week in Kinshasa

Travelogue: One Week in Kinshasa

By Wale Okediran, My first glimpse of Kinshasa was the River Congo. As the African World Airline AWA Flight 342 from Accra, Ghana continued to circle in the air while awaiting permission to land, the sight of the gloriously serpentine river was a temporary relief to the anxiety of waiting. Moments later, when the airport […]

My Travel Writing Tips by Wale Okediran

My Travel Writing Tips by Wale Okediran

I normally carry out some research about my destination before commencing my trip. Once in my destination, all my senses of Sight, Smell, Hearing, Touch and Taste are put into use. I usually go with a Notebook, a good Camera and Recorder ( when it’s difficult to write). My Infinity App for Language translation is […]

Travelogue: A Return to Alexandria, Egypt

Travelogue: A Return to Alexandria, Egypt

By Wale Okediran, Football was not on my mind as I arrived the ancient Egyptian seaport of Alexandria that warm September morning. However, the moment I stepped on Egyptian soil and I was known to be a Nigerian, almost every adult Egyptian male I met from Cairo to Luxol on to Aswan and beyond brought […]

Philippines Visa Requirements

Philippines Visa Requirements

All travelers must obtain a Health Declaration Form, e-CIF, to enter the Philippines. The requirement was introduced by the government because of the COVID-19 pandemic.General requirements for people traveling to the Philippines are:x Passport with a validity of 6 months beyond the expected stay.x Roundtrip flight ticket.x Hotel bookings.x School/company ID, if applicable.x Proof of […]

Five Days On The River Nile by Wale Okediran

Five Days On The River Nile by Wale Okediran

We were still having Lunch in her cavernous and lovely restaurant when the 150 passenger cruise ship, RADAMIS 11 set sail from the Egyptian port of Aswan that warm Friday afternoon.  As the 5 deck, 65 cabin ship nosed her way from the bank of the River Nile towards the river’s wide belly to commence […]

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