listen to africa

an audio adventure through africa


Rebecca Sumner (Bex) is a 35 year old writer/blogger/web editor. She has written for the Sunday Times and Saturday Telegraph, blogged for Greenpeace UK and won awards for travel journalism and multimedia work. She has travelled extensively by bicycle, including cycling from London to Cape Town in 2001/02, and has worked on conservation and agriculture projects around the world.

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Geotag Icon Huw’s health, and an unexpected homecoming

Blog posted by on Jan 25th, 2010

[Update (6th April 2010): The diagnosis was eventually confirmed as Blackwater Fever and Huw’s recovering in the Yorkshire Dales, doing…

Our homes for the night, in pictures

Blog posted by on Jan 17th, 2010

Well, we’ve been on the road for over ten months now and, during that time, we’ve made ourselves at home…

Geotag Icon Guinea: a dash through a dashing country

Blog posted by on Nov 22nd, 2009

The day after I last wrote, a bright orange Land Rover rolled into Bissau, carrying Lynn, Tim and Will of…

Geotag Icon About the sound recordings part II: natural soundscapes (biophonies)

Blog posted by on Nov 13th, 2009

Part I of our “about the sound recordings” series looked at wildlife sounds. In this second part, we look at…

Geotag Icon Listen to Africa on the web

Blog posted by on Nov 12th, 2009

Today, we finally got around to creating a Facebook Page for Listen to Africa, so I thought now would be…

Geotag Icon Into Guinea-Bissau: drug barons, dogs’ heads and difficult decisions

Blog posted by on Nov 3rd, 2009

First off, here’s a thunderstorm for you, recorded yesterday afternoon in Guinea-Bissau’s capital, Bissau:
While you’re listening to that, here’s…

Geotag Icon In praise of… “The People’s Workbook”

Blog posted by on Nov 2nd, 2009

OK, time for a new series: in praise of random things we stumble across and like (online or in the…

Geotag Icon Eight things that happened in Casamance

Blog posted by on Nov 2nd, 2009

Things started happening as soon as we crossed from The Gambia into southern Senegal’s Casamance region:
Good things, like the…

Geotag Icon Through The Gambia: “We have peanuts, so we have peace”

Blog posted by on Oct 22nd, 2009

Note: this was written last week in Soma, The Gambia, but we’ve only just been able to post it (from…

Geotag Icon Listen to Africa is Guardian Travel’s Blog of the Month!

Blog posted by on Oct 7th, 2009

It looks like a few of you spotted this before we managed to get online to shamelessly self-promote but, for…