Africa appreciation post

After 4 months on this continent, I'm not sick of it yet. In fact, I've fallen in love with it. The people, the landscape, the cultures and the languages; everything about it. I've visited eight countries and realise now that I could have easily spent my whole year travelling Africa rather than the world. So … Continue reading Africa appreciation post

Welcome to Maasai land!

I stepped away from the tours, the cities and the constant moving around and spent two weeks living in a rural village outside of Nairobi with a Maasai family and volunteering in a local primary school. It was a small village called Kimuka about one hour from Nairobi, the closest town being Ngong which was … Continue reading Welcome to Maasai land!

Tanzania’s (big) little hill

I called Kilimanjaro "just a little hill" to myself in the weeks leading up to my climb just so I didn't freak out too much. In the days before I even started to wonder why the hell I had decided to do it in the first place. I'd done no acclimatisation and only a little … Continue reading Tanzania’s (big) little hill

The Spice Island

Zanzibar, Tanzania's and one of Africa's most famous islands, is as expected a big tourist destination and I was there around New Years, one of the busiest times of the year with holiday goers from across Africa and Europe. I caught a ferry from Dar Es Salaam to Stone Town. Due to the increasing number … Continue reading The Spice Island

Africa’s version of the Trans-Siberian

Well kind of. Actually the only similarity between the Trans-Siberian and the Tazara is that they are both long distance trains. The Tazara train runs from Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia all the way to Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. The Chinese built it in the 1970s and it's pretty obvious that not a cent has … Continue reading Africa’s version of the Trans-Siberian