Monthly Archives: October 2012

Desert Castles of Jordan, April 2012

MarHaba from Jordan in the Middle East – my latest escape from reality!  While the ancient rose city of Petra enticed me here I have been easily drawn in by the charms of this equally modern and ancient land.  I’m …

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North Madagascar, September 2011

The final leg of my Malagasy journey has taken me to the north – an area that reminds me in several ways of the Swahili coast of nearby East Africa. Spice traders once sailed these waters collecting the bounty of …

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Central Madagascar Highlands, September 2011

My latest travels have taken me through the central highlands of Madagascar where I hired a driver for 5 days to explore the area.  The scenery was magnificent – but not at all what I expected.  A section of the …

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Malagasy Chronicles, Madagascar September 2011

As you’ve probably guessed when I surface again it’s usually in another exotic location. This entry currently finds me travelling in Madagascar.  But first some musings from an aimless wanderer…  Reading novels is usually a luxury for me reserved for …

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Zim and Zam, October 2010

Well in my last week of travels I have crossed briefly through Zambia and Zimbabwe.  After the comparatively wealthy and stable situations in Namibia and Botswana Zim and Zam are more like the pleasant African shambles that I recall from …

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To the Okavango Delta, October 2010

Dumela! I am still in Botswana and have just returned from a week long safari in the Okavango Delta.  This is one of the most unique and pristine areas of wilderness in Africa – a large wetlands area where channels …

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Kalahari Magic, October 2010

Howzit?   This next travelogue finds me in Botswana where I’ve spent the last few days in the Kalahari region. This is classic grassland savannah, punctuated in parts by vast glittering salt pans with groves of silvery-grey desert palms and giant, ancient …

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Namibian Nomad, October 2010

Well it was high time that I surfaced again from the whirlpool that is life and work and this email finds me drifting in another adventurous eddy in south-western Africa.  I have been travelling for a week already in Namibia …

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Dharamsala, India March 2010

Namaste! Tashi delek! I am currently taking a short break in northern India, having taken the opportunity to meet up with an American girlfriend who was performing 2 days of charity surgery in Himachal Pradesh province in India. I have …

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Rif, Kif and Fez, September 2009

For my final travelogue in Morocco I think I have saved the best till last. From Tangier I headed to the Rif mountains to the village of Chefchaouen.  This town must be on your list of 101 places to see …

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