Sensory Overload in Morocco

Morocco was a smack to the senses; it was without a doubt, one of the most stimulating places I have ever been to. Bold colors, intricate crafts, incomprehensible architecture, furtive glances, and wafts of fragrance, all envelope you at the very same time in a continuous stream of stimuli. It would have been foolish to…

Suid-Afrika Nommer Twee

We had very ambitious plans for the garden route. It quickly became apparent that we couldn’t enjoy it as much if we tried to drive all the way to Durban, and then on to Johannesburg (Joburg), in just 7 days. So, we modified our plan and decided to stay longer in fewer places and go…

Ad-lib Namib – Seals, Sand and Skeletons

Tired, but very exhilarated, from trekking the dunes, we made our way to Swakopmund and Walvis Bay (pronounced Vahl-vish Bae-i-y by many). This area was another that we had heard conflicting views about. Vivek knew of Walvis Bay as his previous employer had business there, and had a few colleagues that had been to the…

Maun Living

Maun proved to be a much-needed stop after the many hectic bus rides. We arrived at the hotel in the afternoon. Reuben was kind enough to walk us across the Old Matlapaneng walking bridge. We were dropped off in the hands of a recent resident who graciously shared the load of my ridiculously heavy backpack…

Chilling in Chobe (Chowe-bee)

The day began well before sunrise, far too early for the spoilt. Out first game drive into Chobe National Park departed at 6am. It was chilly and Vivek and I huddled together on our drive to the main Park gate, as we heard anecdotes from two other Backpackers, also hopping from country to country in…

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