Category: Africa

Antananarivo Cityscapes

Antananarivo is like nowhere I’ve been. It’s part of Africa but it’s nothing like it. Sometimes it takes on an old European feel, with narrow cobbled streets and grand architecture that you would expect to find in France or Rome or Greece! Cuba also comes to mind, with […]

Namibia: Take me to the River…

With the Fish River Canyon behind us, we drove southwards down to the Orange River. For a while, the landscape opened up with a road that went mostly straight, that cut through the desert, running parallel to Ai Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier park. We briefly stopped for a puncture, then […]

Celebrating being middle-aged

My 30’s were exciting times. It was all about babies, bibs and dummies. The talk between friends ranged from our kid’s milestones to how to survive on minimal sleep without becoming psychotic and in our case, how to transport a year’s supply of nappies, bum cream and formula […]