Postcards from South Africa – Favourite Destinations Series

Visiting South Africa is a destination almost everybody wants to visit, it is almost a right of passage for travellers. Having a stamp in your passport from here will gain the respect of other travelling types. Extra points are available to those that have visited both Johannesburg and Cape Town, as these are the big two cities of the sub-continent. …

Maldives – Had a ‘Spaful’ of Extremism?

The following post was written in January last year. Since then Mohamed Nasheed the first democratically elected president has been replaced, fundamental forces have continued to rise in influence despite claims otherwise and the culture of floggings continues unabated. A 15 year old girl who was raped for years by her step-father, and then subsequently murdered her resulting child is …