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Africa 2017: Days 21 – 24

There’s definitely an assumption amongst African safari guides that what us tourists want to see above everything else are the big cats. So we seem to spend a disproportionate amount of time trying to track them down. If we do … Continue reading

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Africa 2017: Days 17 to 20

“What’s that noise?” “Was I snoring? Sorry.” “No. I think it was a lion.” “A lion is snoring?” It’s our first night camping in the Moremi Game Reserve, an area of about 5,000 sq kms in the Okavango Delta, northern Botswana. … Continue reading

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Africa 2017: Days 16 to 17

We’re at a place called Kazungula and about to cross the mighty Zambezi from Zambia into Botswana. If the boat takes a swerve to the right, we’d end up in Namibia. If we drift to the left, we’ll make landfall … Continue reading

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Africa: Days 12 – 16 (continued)

We’re still in Zambia, enjoying every second of our stay in and around the beautiful Thorn Tree Lodge. Some stand-out moments:  I drink the national beer – ‘Mosi’ – and wonder why nobody has made one called ‘Zambeer’ We buy … Continue reading

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Africa 2017: Days 1 – 7

We’re at LHR Terminal 5, about to enter the maze of endless left-right-left-right queue barriers that will eventually lead to the check-in. Pushing the trolley, I execute what I feel is a perfect 180-degree turn. An airport official smiles and … Continue reading

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Indochina 2016 – Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City

Days 21 – 24 This is the end, beautiful friend. Oh yes. But first, two things to clear up. Why is it called ‘Indochina’? It’s not India and it’s not China. Why not call it South-East Asia? We can safely … Continue reading

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Indochina 2016 – Going Green In Hội An

Days 15-20 We’re two weeks into our Indochina adventure. Two weeks of traipsing from hotel to hotel. Two solid weeks of being flown, taxied, tuk-tukked, guided, assisted, welcomed, massaged, treated and entertained. It’s unrelenting. Some sort of change is needed, and … Continue reading

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Indochina 2016 – Siem Reap to Hanoi

Indochina 2016 Days 7 – 9 Today we say goodbye to the Golden Temple Hotel, to Siem Reap and to Cambodia itself. Next stop: Vietnam. We’d previously asked at reception how long it might take us to get to the airport.  The guy reckoned two … Continue reading

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Indochina 2016 – Temples, Pagodas and Palaces

Days 3 – 6 Enjoyment is hardly the right word, but I got a lot out of visiting Phnom Penh’s prison S-21 and the Killing Fields, mainly because the events they commemorate happened during my lifetime. I find it difficult to get similarly enthused about Cambodia’s ancient temples and … Continue reading

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Waves, whales and wharves

Canada 2015 The penultimate day and the final day Weather update: it’s cold, damp and windy today. Which is good and bad. Good, because it means I feel less sad about our imminent return to the UK. Bad because we’ve booked to go … Continue reading

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