Africa is so big and has so many cultures, it defies description. One can only safely talk about the individual nations, who themselves are divided up from ancient tribes.
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Motorbiking in Madagascar: Dangers and Delights Snakes and a dancing girl: zebu horns and stunning landscapes By Donal Conlon It is 6am. The majestic mango free in front of my door is struggling to wring shape from charcoal grey light. In the shower, the water is refreshingly cool. The small wooden bungalow, with its bed, […]
In Madagascar, The Last Train to the Coast: Crossing Bridges and Divides By Donal Conlon It is 7am, time to be leaving, and the train should, at least, be flexing its muscles but all is quiet and the ticket office stays shuttered: the tone is set. People are milling around: would-be passengers, vendors, beggars, the […]
St Catherine’s, Sinai: A Day and a Half in the Desert By Hilary Munro “I know this place because I grew up here. As a child I walked free, there are many good places I could take you,” said Musa as he made bread and baked a chicken in the ashes of the fire. Musa […]
Experiencing a Revolution in progress in Morocco By Nick Wharton As we crossed the sea border into Morocco from Spain, we had no idea what to expect. We were looking forward to the medieval medinas, delicious food and unique culture and we were anxious to explore Morocco. This was in 2011 and the North African […]
Traveling by Mail Ship To A Quiet Island Off The Coast of West Africa By Luke Dowley About a thousand miles off the western coast of Angola lies the small island of St. Helena. Located in the southern Atlantic ocean, this tiny oasis harbors some of the most strikingly beautiful and untouched tropical beaches and […]
The history of the cannabis plant is ancient and glorious; its global vilification has been less than a hundred years in the making. Despite worldwide prohibition and condemnation cannabis is the most commonly used ‘illegal drug’ in the world today, with Morocco the largest producer and exporter. Based on real life events, Beyond Hercules is […]
Overland Across Africa By Themselves Dead Men Don’t Leave Tips is an edge of your seat true tale about a couple’s seven-month “dream” odyssey–overland across Africa from top-to-tip. Against their better judgment, Brandon and Cheryl, confirmed independent travelers, join a bewildering band of companions and clueless guides. After their dream of crossing Africa becomes a […]
Blowing the Blues with the Batwa Pygmies in Uganda By Margie Goldsmith ”Wakoze Kuza,” says Batwa pygmy Chief “Steve” Varaheegwan, welcoming us to his tribal village in the Virunga Mountains of Uganda as Herbert, the vivacious Ugandan liaison, translates. The entire Batwa tribe of about 75 men, women and children stare and I try not […]
Senegal: Peanut Stew, Pirogues & Mbalax: Everything fits, everything allows By Urban Nilmander Hot, dusty, chaotic, no directly interesting sights, annoying hustlers, broken sidewalks and traffic infarcts every day. The face of Senegal is all about the people. Open, smiling, generous people, an explosion of colors, fantastic food and a music scene among the best […]
Mozambique: ‘Armed Convoys and Archipelagos’ en Route to Paradise By Pip Strickland It was hard to believe. Standing here on the beach, with the sun peeking out over the horizon, my feet sinking ever deeper into the sand as the Indian Ocean ebbed and flowed around them, the villagers of Vilanculos, Mozambique, waking from their […]