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!
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In This Episode
- 05:45 What Do You Tell People You Do
- 07:20 The Unseen Africa – All In
- 16:40 Both In & Out Of Africa While Standing On The Continent
- 25:10 How Did You Pick Africa & The Struggles From The Start
- 34:10 African Tinder, Finding His Wife, Travel Partners & 3000+ Hitchhikers
- 41:15 The Different Languages & How Not Knowing Them Can Be A Hindrance
- 50:55 Challenges Faced
- 01:05:45 First Half Of The Trip (Pre Wife) vs Second Half (With Wife)
- 01:14:55 Time Spent In Which Countries – Most & Least
- 01:20:45 Budgeting For The Trip & Keeping It “Cheap”
- 01:24:05 Density Of Population & Growth Projections
- 01:36:15 Thoughts Going In, Misconceptions & Safety
- 01:55:10 How Many Armed Guards & Sneaking Into South Sudan
- 02:03:45 Scary Moments
- 02:16:15 Best Memories
- 02:20:25 Places With Natural Beauty
- 02:22:35 Must-See Places
- 02:28:00 Goal Of The Unseen Africa
- Francis Tapon Website
- Follow Francis on Facebook | Instagram| Twitter | Youtube| Pinterest
- WanderLearn Podcast
- Travis Sherry, The Jetto App, and Getting Travel Bargains On The WanderLearn Podcast
- The Hidden Europe
- The Unseen Africa
- [Blog Post] Defining Sub-Saharan Africa & The Countries In It
- EPOP Episode #41 The Hidden Europe & The Unseen Africa w/ Francis Tapon
- Jetto App – Referral Code: EPOP
- Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram’s at @PackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, @TravelingWhitMyles, and @Let’sJetto
- The Hidden Europe & The Unseen Africa w/ Francis Tapon
- Destination Diary: Cape Town South Africa
- The Real Truth Of Living In Africa w/ Cody Sherry
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