A Trip to Tarrafal Camp – Former Penal Colony, Cape Verde

Tarrafal was once known as Campo da Morte Lenta (the “Camp of the Slow Death” in Portuguese). Those unfortunate enough to end up there suffered greatly. A notorious concentration camp in the Portuguese colony of Cape Verde, it was established … Read More

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Red Terror Memorial Museum – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The “Red Terror” Martyrs’ Memorial Museum in Addis Ababa is one of the most emotional experiences I have had when visiting a dark tourist destination. This could be because I was completely unaware of the atrocities that took place in … Read More

UTA Flight 772 Crash Site & Memorial: Sahara Desert

In the middle of the Sahara desert is a sight you’d be forgiven for thinking was a strange mirage. A hazy outline of an airplane pointing north towards Paris. It is very real, however, visible via Google Earth and those … Read More

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Visiting Deadly Lake Nyos [Dark Tourism in Africa]

Visiting the most deadly lake in the world is on my bucket list of dark tourist destinations. There is a clear winner here too. Lake Nyos in North West Cameroon managed to kill over 1,700 people and 3,500 livestock in … Read More