Joining me today is the author of one of my favorite books, The Hidden Europe, creator, producer, star and everything else of The Unseen Africa, and a man who has probably had more adventures in the last 3 days than I’ve had in my entire life, Francis Tapon of WanderLearn Podcast. I am so happy to have him back on the show since we last spoke almost exactly 4 years ago or 275 episodes but who is counting. Today, we are diving deep into The Unseen Africa project which includes a book and a video series and is a must-read/see for everyone! Bonus: if you are a lover of pop quizzes and my failing them (mostly) then you will find extra joy in this episode!
The word conjures up images of Paris, London, and Rome.
But what about Ljubljana, Sofia, and Kotor?
Pyramids in Egypt and safaris in Kenya.
But what about Guinea, Burkina Faso, and Zambia?
Six years ago, Francis Tapon set out to pull back the curtain on Eastern Europe and entice travelers around the world to explore the “hidden” side of Europe.
25 countries later, he documented his experience in the amazing book, “The Hidden Europe.”
Now, he’s set off on an even bolder mission. To visit all 54 countries in Africa and to film the entire journey, turning the adventure into a full-length TV show and revealing a side of Africa few are familiar with.
In today’s episode, Francis talks about how he’s able to afford to continuously travel, reveals some of the lessons that Eastern Europe can teach us, and discusses Unseen Africa and why he’s tackling such an incredible project.
Francis is attempting to raise $20,000 to get a TV pilot made so that he can pitch his show about visiting all 54 African countries to major TV networks.
Check out the trailer below, and if you’re interested in helping support this awesome project, please visit his Kickstarter page. Any amount helps (even $1), and you’ll receive great gifts for donating!
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