(Salmon) Fishing in Yemen

Ever wondered where the best place you’ve never heard of is? Well I think I’ve found it – and it’s an island called Socotra.   Technically part of Yemen but 500km off the mainland,… Continue reading

The ACTUAL Grand Finale

Germany | Scotland | England | Singapore | Australia | Upon leaving Africa, an unexpected last minute detour saw me in Munich for a mini gang reunion with Dani, Robert and Toronto fly-in… Continue reading

Living Life Out Loud in West Africa

Benin | Niger | Burkina Faso | Cote D’Ivoire | Liberia |  Being back in West Africa was like coming home – the intoxicating mixture of color, music, dance, song, masses of people,… Continue reading

The Farewell Tour and Grand Finale

US | Canada | Austria | London | The end of January saw me embark on what was fondly named “The Farewell Tour” of North America – so called because I’m not planning… Continue reading

Asian Celebrations…

Myanmar | India | Myanmar is the only country to which I’ve ever been refused entry.  Arriving at 1am, pre-arranged visa documents in hand, I was told that I was missing a key… Continue reading

Bikes, Wine and Cheetahs

Malawi | South Africa | Qatar | London |   I have never been a cyclist.  So, I’m not quite sure why then, I agreed to mountain bike across Malawi with my friend… Continue reading

Aisha in Sudan

Sudan | I was given my Arabic name on my second day in Sudan.  Wandering the camel market outside Khartoum with Michael, the guide on my upcoming camel trek across the desert, he… Continue reading