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Postcards of the Chefchaouen Cats

It may seem slightly strange that the first post from Chefchaouen, the beautiful “Blue City” of Morocco should be about cats. However, it’s also the first post of the new year, so it seems smart it should be a ‘feel good’ post and what could be better than Chefchaouen cats; cute kitties from the blue streets. Read about Moroccan medinas …

Fishermen’s Tales; Lives through a Lens

Fishermen may not seem sexy and a surprising topic choice for a photography and travel essay. Their tall tales and fondness for exaggeration aside some guy in chest high waders is only likely to appear on the front cover of  “Fly Fisherman” or perhaps “Fetish Monthly” rather than “Vogue” magazine. Firemen and other uniform wearing men of action are much …

Travel Serendipity – An Unexpected Encounter in the Drakensberg

I appreciated some serendipity in the Drakensberg; a compelling motive for choosing to travel. Discovering the unexpected is a large part of the appeal for me. It provides the excitement, exploring a world where even the remotest corners have been thoroughly surveyed and mapped. Anticipating a new discovery, finding something different or unexpected is a driving force for all modern-day …

Experiencing a Little of the Big Five in South Africa

Travelling to South Africa and not visiting one of the large game reserves such as Kruger, MalaMala or even Inverdoorn is probably unthinkable for many travellers. The draw of possibly seeing the Big Five is just too appealing and impossible to resist. The recent trip which was organised by South African Tourism concentrated on some alternative attractions in Durban and …

Kumpo; Dancing Haystacks in The Gambia

As the 4 wheel drive vehicle pulled into the ramshackle village of Kanuma, the Gambia the 5 westerners aboard were probably both curious and mildly apprehensive. Only one of the group had visited the area before and even Kathryn from Gambia Experience hadn’t witnessed a kumpo before therefore none of us quite knew what to expect. The vehicle was chased …