It’s mid-rainy season here in Niger, West Africa, and the trails are beautifully green! There’s nothing to please the crew of Ishtar’s Ark as saddling up and going for a beautiful hike! As soon as Sheba knows where we’re going, she’s happy to lead the way! This time, we were heading for the healin jirgi […]
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I have several favourite places in the West African bush, …and the oasis of Midik is one of them. My love for Midik (in particular, the seasonal waters of Midik) is shared by horses and dogs alike. My mount Sahara was a bit upset that I was on the ground taking pictures, rather than being […]
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The Zinder bush is full of lovely places. One that Anette and I love to visit during hot season is the Kanya Tapki, situated just a fifteen minute ambling from our house. This is one of Sheba’s favourite places too, …because during hot season, it’s one of the very few tapkis that still has water! […]
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Time is a treat, and so is nature. There are few things as valuable in my books as an excursion away from civilization. Add some good company, and the enjoyment is complete. Last Saturday, Anette and I took the dogs on a road trip to visit the Babul Lake. We didn’t mind arriving late in […]
The excursion to the Babul Lake this past Saturday was a big hit, but since all the focus on Monday’s post was on the canines, I saved some of the water visuals for later. Since the lake is full of life (as suggested by the numerous fishermen!), the lake is big enough for the stagnant […]
This weekend, Anette and I decided make an excursion to a large tapki lake that I had noticed while passing by on the bus a few days later. Left to right: Ronja, Ecco, Daya & Sheba Team Sheba (as in Sheba and her three daughters Daya, Ecco and Ronja) were happy to accompany us! Of […]
The first thing that happened after I landed in Zinder was that I was surrounded by Team Sheba (=Sheba and her daughters Daya, Ecco and Ronja) and not left unattended until my very tired self got to bed a few hours later… When I woke up a few hours later (still on Taiwanese time), the […]
The Zinder bush is not only vast and beautiful, …but a place full of discovery. Did you know for instance in that date palm [Phoenix dactylifera] petioles are used to make local beds? I’ve known them as “Hausa beds” all my life, and they are very beautiful – as furniture made of 100% natural material […]
Wintertime in Niger is when Anette and I pack our saddle bags on a cool Saturday morning, invite the dogs to join us and ride out to wherever our hearts desire. Set under a spotless sky, our bush rides have no deadlines and our personal life quality meter fills to a maximum. Both canine and […]