This month a handful of countries is celebrating their independence:

Independence Days

Senegal celebrating its independence

Georgia, April 9 – Independence from USSR

Senegal, April 4 – Independence from France

Sierra Leone, April 27 – Independence from UK

Syria, April 17 – Independence from France (also known as the Evacuation Day, for it was on April 17th when the last French soldier was evacuated from Syria)

Togo, April 27 – Independence from UK

Zimbabwe,  April 18 РIndependence from UK

Happy Independence to you all!

I expect some interesting photos, experiences and cross-cultural
insights while following the Journey On Two Wheels to Istanbul on the blog One Hell Of A Ride. You might want to join me virtually on this trip. Our intrepid motorcyclist comments on Day 2:¬†After some riding across Georgian towns with a lot of Armenian markings, captions and labels, I arrived at Posof border crossing [with Turkey]. Huge Turkish flags, everyone acted extremely professional and there was this feeling after Georgia of somehow entering Europe…