Saturday, 31 August 2013

The Rivers of West Africa Cruise

Follow in the footsteps of Mungo Park and other famous explorers and discover West Africa! The Rivers of West Africa Cruise sails from Dakar in Senegal on the 23 cabin yatch named Pegasus  stopping at 23 traditional fishing villages and market towns along the West African coast.

With comfortable cabins and exceptionally spacious public areas and wide decks from which to view life along the river, the Pegasus is very well suited to this unique African experience.





The twin hulled yatch built in 1990 and renovated in 2007 accomodates up to 46 guests in a relaxed atmosphere with state of the art interiors.  Passengers enjoy magnificent sea views on the 2,500 square feet of open deck, furnished with magnificent deck chairs.  There is also a swimming pool on board for guests to relax in the sun.



Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Accessories make all the difference!

Hello people! I have been a victim of writers block for the past couple of weeks, hence my brief hiatus from this blog. Anyway now that I'm back, I promise to not go away for so long :-)

Ever wondered why some people seem to stand out when they dress?
Sometimes the answer lies in their accessories.  Accessories can turn your outfit from drab to fab!

A few tips for the ladies (and guys):

- Invest in colourful shoes and purses


- When it comes to fashion, thinking outside the box also applies, use colourful accessories



- Hats and sunglasses also count!




- Remember you can wear chunky jewellery without breaking the bank! It's called costume jewellery







(photos: courtesy Bellanaija)

Monday, 5 August 2013

A little Quirkiness.

Tired of the same  old once upon a time nice but now boring look?  Why don't you throw in asome quirkiness and a little colour into your decor.

I was surfing the net and came across the following pieces which are exciting ways to jazz up your home.


 Handmade pillows





Shibori Bedding



Hand dyed Shibori Headboard



Colourful ankara upholstered furniture

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Architectural Salvage




Thursday, 1 August 2013

Bienvenue a Cotonou!

 
Cotonou is the largest city and economic capital of Benin Republic, situated next to Nigeria in the west of the African continent. Benin Republic was colonized by the France, hence the official language in Cotonou is French.
With a population of about 1.2 million inhabitants, Cotonou lies between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Nokoue.





 
 
Amongst the main sights in Cotonou are:
 
 Notre Dame des Apôtres, located near the Ancien Pont. It is noted for its distinct burgundy-and-white-striped tiles. The cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cotonou.

 
 
 
Ancien Pont Bridge




Dantokpa Market (Marche Tokpa)

Ganvie: Ganvie is a popular tourist attraction.  It is a village on stilts in the lagoon, located a few kilometres to the north, just outside of Cotonou.



 
 
(Courtesy Wikipedia)