I am Princess Umul Hatiyya
aka ‘The Globe Trotting Princess or Marco Polo in skirt’.

In 2007, I set out on an ambitious plan to visit every country in the world. 10 years on, I have been to 67 countries on 5 continents – something I pinch myself about every day. (I still can’t believe it).

When I am not on the road eating unusual foods, stuck on vehicles in the middle of no-where, and hanging out with total strangers, I can be found in Ghana Teaching, Writing, Speaking, planning my next adventure, and feeding my brood. I am a mother of 6 girls, a wife, and a marathoner (well actually pretending to be one).

Since I started travelling, I have

  1. Bungee jumping over Auckland Harbour Bridge – New Zealand (This adventure has earned me some bragging rights as I am the first Ghanaian to have ever bungee jumped over Auckland Harbour Bridge)
  2. Scaled the Great Wall of China
  3. Photographing the super imposing Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, and Durshur in Egypt
  4. Visiting the Library of Congress in Washington DC (This is the largest library in the world)
  5. Climbed the ‘Big Daddy’ Dune in Namibia
  6. Visited Niagara Falls in Canada
  7. Attended a Maori concert in Rotorua, New Zealand
  8. Attended a concert in the Sydney Opera House
  9. And travelled by road from Ghana to Guinea Bissau.


I am passionate about helping people discover their gifts and pursing them. I am an adventure junkie and also interested in Architecture, Business, Development, Food and anything in between.