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The troubled Sahel – Libya, Sudan, South Sudan, Burkina Faso and CAR – Lucy Hsu & Mette Ehlers

28 juni 2024 17:00 - 19:00

The Wagner brigade was also shopping at the small small market with clay stalls in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic 🇨🇫 when Lucy and Mette visited.

CAR was then and now haunted by Russian mercenaries and Islamic guerillaes supported by Chad and Qatar. The police were often in civilian and were not content with us when we photographed them.

Sudan 🇸🇩 is having a sad destiny now too. When we visited the challenges included Mette’s shoes melting on the way to the Meroe Pyramids – a unesco site. How many pyramids are there in Sudan 🇸🇩 vs Egypt 🇪🇬?

South Sudan 🇸🇸 is an amazing country to travel when it’s just relatively safe. Get inspired to visit the Mundari cattle nomad tribe. Will you take the challenge to wash you hair in cows urine to have blonde hair as the men do here ? (Spoiler: Mette did as the first foreign visitor)
Would you wrestle with the men ? Would you cover in the ashes from the fires 🔥 when they burn on cow dung ? (Spoiler: we did)
The tribe is actually wonderful to visit take away is the local fixer and how to stay in tent with them)

Burkina Faso 🇧🇫 has also chosen Russians and islamists rather than the French at the moment. Traveling there will give memories as mud – mosques, painted villages… challenge: sit on the back of the huge and holy crocodiles 🐊
Takeaway: agency and how to visit the lesser risky areas

Libya 🇱🇾 Join us out of Tripoli to the desert 🏜️ where traders gathered in Ghadames that is now a unesco world heritage. Join us as we visit Berber village in the mountains and roam the sand dunes. On a road trip with no gasoline stations in a country with huge oil resources.

Get the beauty too of the deserts, the Nile and even a water fall. And the astonishing people who we met along the way off the beaten path.

Storytelling and take aways on fixers and travel hacks:

Lucy Hsu is American living in California. She has Vietnamese roots and are conscious to give back as her family came as boat refugees. She has traveled to support on health with tribes in the Amazon, to help in Ukraine 🇺🇦 and to help kids in Turkey after the earthquake within the last few years. That gave her an invitation to visit Dalia Lama recently. Lucy has traveled to every country in the world. She often travels with her family and bring her daughter with her in Denmark 🇩🇰 on this trip.
Lucy is a member of the executive committee of the travel community NomadMania and a moderator of the FB travel group Every Passport Stamp.

Mette Ehlers Mikkelsen share the goal and dream to visit every country in the world and is only one country away as she is still waiting for North Korea 🇰🇵 to open for her to get there ‘properly’ (she has visited the DMZ). Mette travel a lot with her three children who are now 15-22 years old and have visited 85-130 countries each.
She is chair of NomadManis executive committee and part of the board and volunteers at the travel café.
She wish to inspire and empower others to travel to expand their horizon, create more understanding of the world and thus possibly slightly improve peace and the lives of women. For inspiration follow on and instagram expandingourghorizon

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fredag 28 juni
17:00 - 19:00
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