“In the footsteps of the great explorers”

I’m cycling through Amsterdam’s historic centre, a UNESCO world heritage site and an enduring testimony to the city’s rich history. During the Golden Age in the 17th century, Amsterdam’s port was at the centre of a global trade network, with ships sailing to Asia, Africa, Brazil and the Americas, and merchants trading goods across Europe. Continue reading

My quest for cool in Nigeria

It is early afternoon when I touch down at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos. As I walk out of the arrivals hall I am immediately engulfed in a wave of hot, humid air. I take off my jacket and before I even start looking where to go, a smartly dressed man walks up to me.

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