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  • 10 Cool Things To Do In Cape Town

    August 24, 2016

    I’m going to come out with a bold statement here and say that Cape Town is one of the world’s coolest cities. I mean,…

  • Cycling Soweto

    November 7, 2013

    I could hear what sounded like music and clapping coming from a marquee on a barren patch of land.

    “Do you go to church?” asked our…

  • Mandela, Movies And The New South Africa

    October 22, 2013
    Mandela Cell Robben Island

    I watched Invictus for the first time on the flight back from South Africa. It’s a powerful, incredibly moving film (Morgan Freeman is a…

  • Marrakech: Secret Doors and Secret Gardens

    October 1, 2013
    Home of YSL and Berger in Marrakech

    The doorways of Marrakech are like entryways to Narnia. Latticed archways and studded posts hide tranquil courtyards with twittering birds. In Marrakech, secret doors…

  • Sanctuary On The Nile

    June 17, 2013
    Sanctuary Sun Boat III

    I plonked from the plank onto the ship. A tireless scarf vendor hot on my heels; a sweaty, not-so-hot, sheen on my face. The…

  • Cairo Without The Crowds

    June 12, 2013
    Giza Pyramids

    “Imagine you are Howard Carter, boring a tiny hole through the closed door, pushing a candle inside and all this being revealed.’

    Aki, our expert…

  • Compliments From The Gambia

    May 31, 2013
    Craft Market Gambia

    I stepped out of the airplane door; chin tilted towards the sun, grin like a Cheshire cat.

    “Excuse me miss, can you come here?”

    At the…

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