I joined travel nation in 2015. I was born and raised in Kinshasa in the Congo and lived in the USA, Mexico and Spain. Before moving to Brighton I lived in Barcelona where I developed travel apps of most big cities in the world recommending the best restaurants, bars and clubs to visit. I am also a professional photographer focusing on surreal landscape photography.
I have been traveling from an early age but my most memorable trips were on a motorcycle, travelling through North and Central America and from Spain to North Africa.
Club Med, Motorcycle exploring tour (Yucatan), Travel Guides for the App Store.
Solly has visited:
I love cheese
A travel photographer
Mexico because of its diversity. The desert in the North, the jungles in the South, the Caribbean turquoise water in the east, the Aztecs, the Mayas, and Tequila.
A camera, clean socks, my iPhone, ibuprofen, and Mitchum deodorant.
I don’t unpack unless I stay for more than a week.
I would live in Mauritius because of the beauty of the place and the diversity in culture.
Going to see the gorillas in Rwanda with my father.
Mexico, Cambodia, South Africa
The Mangrove, Moanda. It serves the best ‘cossa cossa’ prawns.
Sandbars on the Congo River because of the fine sand that squeaks under your feet.
The ‘renew passport’ stamp.
I don’t like rushing.
I would love to visit all the Pacific Islands.
The gusano worm of Mezcal, it’s packed with a high concentrate of alcohol and proteins.
The best was crabs in Cambodia and the worst was a soup with a ton of fish sauce.
I worked in Mexico, I owned a motorcycle exploring tour through the Mayan Jungle and owned a coffee shop.
At Helsinki airport.
I found a baby racoon on the road one night while traveling by motorcycle through the Mexican jungle. I couldn’t find the mother and thought it would die, so I put him in my rucksack and adopted it for 3 months. I called him “Patches”. Patches then escaped and never found him again. 2 years later while driving my motorbike through a swampy area around Puerto Morelos, 20 km south of Cancun, I saw an adult racoon run towards me at full speed. I stopped and he came straight to me. He sniffed me and then ran back in the wild. I had a feeling it was “Patches”.
A rave party in a cenote.