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Peter Gostelow

Adventure cycling, Photography, Writing

Photo Story: Ghana

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in Photo Stories | 0 comments

The beach provided my entry to Ghana. Heading a little way west from where this picture was taken was the Ivory Coast border. Nothing more than a wind-torn flag tied to a palm tree demarcated where one country...

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Photo Story: Ivory Coast

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Photo Stories | 2 comments

One of the most refreshing drinks in west Africa is Hibiscus juice, commonly called bissap. Open a cool box containing drinks on the roadside or in a market and there’s a good chance of seeing this...

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Photo Story: Liberia

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 in Photo Stories | 1 comment

The Rain International Service Station of Liberia had a single fuel pump, which by the looks of it wasn’t working. What fuel was available was contained in a demijohn resting on top of the pump. There might...

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Photo Story: Sierra Leone

Posted by on Nov 22, 2012 in Photo Stories | 0 comments

Doesn’t that look delicious! Rice and cassava are staple foods in Africa. In Sierra Leone people also use the cassava leaf, as pictured here, boiling it in palm oil then throwing in some meat for a bit of...

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Photo Story: Guinea

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 in Photo Stories | 0 comments

One of the best legacies of French colonisation in Africa is most definitely the fact that you can still buy a baguette in places which certainly aren’t very French feeling anymore. Admittedly the quality...

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Photo Story: Guinea Bissau

Posted by on Nov 7, 2012 in Photo Stories | 1 comment

Some people might think all Africans dress like this. The truth is most don’t, so I knew these young men were heading somewhere for an occasion when I saw them walking towards me. Where exactly I...

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