Ghana is the only sub-Saharan country I’ve visited so far, where I had an amazing time travelling to Accra, Cape Coast and Elmina in July 2012. Ghana’s historical sites were fascinating, stretching from the positivity and hope embodied in the monumental Independence Square (above) in Ghana’s capital, Accra, built to mark its independence from the British in 1957, the first sub-Saharan African colony to do so – to the haunting slave castles at Cape Coast and Elmina, used to imprison captured Africans prior to their transportation west.

I’ve also been to North Africa, to the pyramids and Sphinx in Giza, near Cairo, where I spent a morning during a stop-over on a flight.


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