Tag: Africa

Mauritius

Mauritius Photo Essay

“Mauritius – Lobster dinner, kitesurfing, beaches, swimming with wild dolphins, walking with lions and driving a segway on safari. Enough said!” – Savannah “Mauritius is a small African island nation just east of Madagascar.  Not the typical destination for a trip around southeast Asia.   As a personal rough rule of thumb […]

Mauritania Photo Essay

Mauritania definitely is not your typical travel destination. Our time spent in this hot, sandy country was far from a holiday. It was filled with adventure, camel rides through the Sahara Desert, unforgettable experiences and friendly people. In the capital city, Nouakchott, we were blown away by the […]

Mali

Mali Photo Essay

It wasn’t until I was in West Africa, 3 years into a global escapade with the family that I learned TIMBUKTU was actually a real place that existed in the far, sandy reaches of Mali (a country I had previously never known existed). Full of adventure and new […]

Malawi

Malawi Photo Essay

After a couple of months travelling by overland truck in Africa, we were back on local transport in Malawi. Although our travel style was instantly less comfortable, it was an experience to be shoulder to shoulder with local men, women and children again. We visited the capital city, […]

Libya

Libya Photo Essay

Libya is another one of the countries I have yet to visit and long to discover, with its rich history and well preserved ruins to explore. My sister Bre, Kees and friend Ben Southall drove through Libya from Egypt on their way to Europe after our family trip ended […]

Liberia

Liberia Photo Essay

  In 2008 my family backpacked through Liberia, only a few years after the recent and intense civil war they experienced in their country. We stayed with a lovely local family we found via Couch Surfing and they welcomed us into their home for a whopping three weeks […]

Lesotho

Lesotho Photo Essay

Lesotho is one of two countries landlocked within the country of South Africa, the other being Swaziland. It holds the record for being the country with the highest low point, that being 1,400 m. Of all the 111 countries I’ve visited Lesotho is the only one I haven’t […]

Travel Authenticity

Last week on #TRLT we chatted about authenticity. When travelling, it’s easy to become too focussed on the destination and forget the authentic experience you’re missing out on. When travelling to cities and sites with a heavy tourism factor, something in the mentality of both locals and visitors […]

EXPLORATION – Uganda By Motorcycle

LAST WEEK on Twitter we explored the topic of EXPLORATION on “The Road Less Travelled” (#TRLT). I spent four years, between 2005-2009 with a 40lb backpack strapped to me, travelling The World via buses, trains, tuk-tuks, camels, horses, hitchhiking and even “highjacking” a Dutchman in his self-built overland […]

Guinea

Guinea Photo Essay

I have been to Guinea twice now and going back the second time, after our family’s unforgettable backpacking trip around the world, gave me a completely different view of the country. The first time I was beat up by the road and it was hard to see past […]

Guinea Bissau

Guinea Bissau Photo Essay

Guinea Bissau was a remarkably interesting and unique travel destination that we had the privilege of passing through on our overland journey circumnavigating Africa. We arrived on local transport via Senegal and exited eight days later into Guinea. We met so many new people who became friends, took […]