Fantafrica ¦ Pete Martin ¦ Transformational journeys


There is no road to happiness, happiness is the road.

One man’s search for meaning in life’s third stage …

In this travel adventure, Pete Martin experiences the joy of providing housing, schooling and football training to street children in Ghana. Subsequently, he embarks on a journey of discovery across various parts of Africa – a journey on the outside becomes a journey on the inside. The author comes to terms with the change in his life stage, from one of achievement to now one of quiet satisfaction, of being able to now say no to being indiscriminately busy and committing only to the right things, of surrendering to the present and enjoying the now as he travels in South Africa, Morocco, São Tomé, Senegal and Cape Verde. There is no road to happiness, as happiness is the road.

Sneak peek #1
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Reading time: 15 minutes.
Sneak peek #2
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Listening time: 42 minutes.

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past.

If you are anxious, you are living in the future.

If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”

 Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher

Sneak peek #3
The Power of Happiness
The journey
in pictures.
2016 01 08 Ghana, Accra Angels #4
2016 01 30 South Africa, Cape Town, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
2016 04 02 Tangier, Hotel Continental
2016 05 09 Lac Rose, Senegal
Fantafrica Jacket ¦ Pete Martin ¦ Transformational journeys
and travelling companions

“Onipa ho anto no a, na efi ne nneyee.”

(If one is unhappy, the cause for one’s unhappiness is within oneself).

Akan, Ghana

“There is no way to happiness,

happiness is the way.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist Monk, and others