You may have seen footage of me traveling across West Africa with my 50-pound suitcase tied to the back of a motorbike. You’ve probably wondered what I was up to in that part of the world – a world of beauty, excitement, and where you would encounter people with the kindest souls. With many twist and turns, this curious and fearless girl from a tiny fishing town in St. Vincent, embarked on a journey of connection, discovery, and empowerment.
I left Hong Kong for Ghana with 2 passports and 4 visas in hand. I was aware that my Caribbean passport afforded me reduced cost or visa-free access to many African countries so with time on my hands, I had intended on visiting as many countries as possible on a small budget. The visas I had acquired were for countries requiring application in ones’ country of residence. My rough plan was to spend some quality time in Ghana, which had become my practice over the last few years, then head to Togo and Nigeria for the holidays. Ivory Coast and Angola were also on my itinerary although I had no set dates for both destinations.