One of the coolest overland (and over sea) trips I’ve ever done was from Egypt to Jordan. Stops included Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada, Mount Sinai, and Dahab in Egypt and Aqaba, Wadi Rum, Petra, the Dead Sea, Mount Nebo, and Amman in Jordan. Here are 11 practical tips to help smooth your transition into these […]
Death is coming for us all. This song and dance we call life is fleeting, and the curtain could close on any of us at any time. This is the thought train that leaves my mental station whenever I find myself seated between four or more wheels here in Africa. Africa is what my Nana […]
For continuity, I feel like Oman deserves some love on this blog. I did a two week backpacking trip through Oman, from Muscat to Al Jinz down south, but it was way back in March. I’ll try my best to remember. The only way to get around Oman as a tourist is to rent a […]
My brother and his wife have had a life-long love affair with the wildlife and habitats of southern Africa. So much so that after several trips themselves they began taking small groups on safaris. Here are just a sampling of some of the fantastic photographs he’s taken from various trips. They take us, not to […]
Image Source Tanzania is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and magical locations across the world, not just in Africa. Not only does it boast the highest peak in the whole of the continent, but it is also home to the incredible wildebeest migration, and the relaxing and luxurious island of Zanzibar is a short […]
Today we are going sightseeing and our first stop is Boulders Beach – home to a breeding colony of over 2,000 African penguins. To be specific, we are actually visiting Foxy Beach, where most of the penguins are found. Both Boulders Beach and Foxy Beach are located in False Bay, just past Simon’s Town. They […]
The Ruins of Volubilis a UNESCO Heritage, became famous abroad when Martin Scorsese made it feature site for his film. The Last Temptation of Christ.
As we were travelling from the Southern Cape to the Namibian border, we decided to make our first night’s stop in the Northern Cape town of Springbok. I thought that Willie had booked us into a little B&B or guesthouse in the town, but instead he opted for the beautiful Naries Namakwaland Retreat which lies […]