By Sihle Khumalo

traveling in West Africa via public shipping, Sihle Khumalo grew to become a want record into an itinerary. The plans for his journey have been lean on useful aspect, yet grand in suggestion: stopover at 5 global background websites indexed through UNESCO for his or her historic and cultural significance.
Having by no means set foot in Sénégal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin or Togo, Sihle deliberate to notify himself approximately Francophone Africa as he went alongside. Had he reflected the consequences of now not conversing French in part of the realm the place it's the lingua franca, or what the general public delivery will be like there, he may have trigger much less bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
But Sihle isn't one to be deterred by means of setbacks and deadends. His flexibility, irrepressible optimism and powerful feel of humour, coupled with an unforeseen sensitivity in the direction of his host international locations, see him succeed in all his objectives – or almost.

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