The First-Timer’s Guide To Johannesburg

The First-Timer’s Guide To Johannesburg

I’ve been to Johannesburg 3 times and feel like I’m starting to get the lay of the land. Whether you’re visiting on business or passing through on the way to safari, I recommend spending some…

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10 Cool Things To Do In Cape Town

10 Cool Things To Do In Cape Town

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, just look at it. You’ve got that unusual long mountain surrounded…

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Street Art And Social Change In South Africa

Street Art And Social Change In South Africa

“The section on the right,” Juma explained, “represents the women who protested the Pass Laws of Apartheid, whilst the faces on the left belong to the students of Soweto who rose up when it was declared…

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Cycling Soweto

Cycling Soweto

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 self-declared Rastafarian guide. I failed to see how this was…

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Mandela, Movies And The New South Africa

Mandela, Movies And The New South Africa

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 mighty Nelson Mandela) and I found myself glued to the screen.…

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Marrakech: Secret Doors and Secret Gardens

Marrakech: Secret Doors and Secret Gardens

The doorways of Marrakech are like entryways to Narnia. Latticed archways and studded posts hide tranquil courtyards with twittering birds. In Marrakech, secret doors lead to artist’s workshops and secret gardens are where legends choose…

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What it’s like to travel as a woman in The Gambia

What it’s like to travel as a woman in The 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 bottom of the steps was a line of Gambian…

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Staying In A Luxury Floating River Lodge in The Gambia – Mandina Lodges

Staying In A Luxury Floating River Lodge in The Gambia – Mandina Lodges

“Don’t worry about all the noises, the lodges tend to creak with the tide but that’s normal. Oh, and put your toiletries inside of an evening, if you leave them in the outdoor bathroom the…

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Cooking With Ida – Unique Foodie Experience In The Gambia

Cooking With Ida – Unique Foodie Experience In The Gambia

We’d been surprised and a little hurt by the local’s reactions to our presence the first time we went to a market in The Gambia. As soon as we took our cameras out, vendors shook…

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Getting Up Close With Crocodiles at Kachikally Crocodile Pool The Gambia

Getting Up Close With Crocodiles at Kachikally Crocodile Pool The Gambia

I stopped dead in my tracks. There was a rather large crocodile blocking the pathway, with what appeared (bizarrely) to be a bunch of bananas on its back. “Don’t worry, this one is just plastic,”…

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