So I took my own advice and found myself heading to Stanstead airport last Saturday to czech-in for a flight to the Czech Republic... And no, it wasn't to Prague this time.
Kinho & Kinha: Catch-up Dinner at Pho, Soho
Every year my best friend Kinho from Brazil flies to London for a work conference, then takes the opportunity to stay an extra few days with me in Soho. When it comes to recommending places to eat, I have to admit I'm not the most experimental (something I'm on a mission to change), I tend to... Continue Reading →
Let’s do Lunch: From TravelmakerKai to The Soho Girl
I'm taking a break from being Travelmaker Kai to establish some meaningful connections on my doorstep - right here in Soho! Let's do Lunch is a lifestyle blog and network of 'doers' up for connecting, sharing, establishing meaningful friendships... Food is usually the catalyst! As much as travel will always be a part of my... Continue Reading →
Another TravelmakerKai Experience… The Wizz Kid FX
When Fabio Tedde tempted us; myself, filmmaker Fred Kuwornu and Stefania Omorodion to an adventure into Kings Cross after the successful launch of Diversity Matters Awareness Week last Monday - there was little to suggest we'd run into this amazing talent gracing the piano well after midnight... Thankfully I had my camera in my bag to capture Efe Ikeuseu... Continue Reading →
Andy Ayo Akinwolere: “Having a different voice out there, telling a different kind of story…”
It's interesting that when I was introduced to Andy Ayo Akinwolere just a couple of weeks ago at the Children of the Gap exhibition launch, my initial star-struck coyness was soon put to bay when we shared our mutual love for travelling... So without further hesitation, I invited Andy to be part of a panel discussion I'm... Continue Reading →
James Barnor: Ever Young in a Box of His-story
On a visit to James Barnor's home, I was treated to a history lesson of Ghanaian and British culture dating back to the 50's when the 86yr "Ever Young" photographer began his career and became Gold Coast's first newspaper photographer and later on the first to introduce colour processing to newly Independent Ghana. James Barnor shared... Continue Reading →
Another Travelmakerkai Experience series begins with The Pianist Without Borders!
So you know when you've had an idea lingering in your head for a while, and you finally come to your senses that it's about time you did something about it? Well, that was me today! I've had the idea for a while to create a webseries/vlog about my travel experiences... And even though I... Continue Reading →
Istanbul Biennial: A journey through Saltwater…
https://youtu.be/GEawEY4CDaE This year's Istanbul Biennial theme “Saltwater” suggests restorative properties; cleansing, nourishing and “healing” as the curator, Christov-Bakargiev, has indicated. And it was the latter of these properties that resonated with me when I escaped the tourist sites (which ironically, I became a sight for the locals and tourists fixated on a black girl wandering around... Continue Reading →
Hanging with Afro-Italians in NYC!
Fred Kuwornu has started a movement, perhaps without even intending to. But then again, that's to be expected of the Italian-Ghanaian filmmaker and activist whose films 18 IUS SOLI and Inside Buffalo, examine issues of race, ethnicity, and national identity in Italy's contemporary multi-cultural setting. What the filmmaker of Blaxploitalian; his latest documentary film to be... Continue Reading →
Transit in Rome… Kiss and Go!
As much as I love travelling, I hate the "travelling to get there" part i.e getting to the airport, queuing up to get checked in, sorting our liquids, finding the gate, queuing up again to board the plane... Then having to do it all over again if you're transiting! Transiting through Rome to get to Tokyo... Continue Reading →