Category Archive: Africa

37 years on, Mugabe steps down

These last few days have been insane. 5 days ago it was snowing and today it’s 37 degrees. It’s been a long hot day and we’ve been sitting on the verandah, enjoying a… Continue reading

Beautiful Malawi

A few of my favourite images from our 2 wonderful years spent in Malawi.  “You either get the point of Africa or you dont. What draws me back year after year is that… Continue reading

A road trip gallery: From Antsirabe to Morondava

  “All my life I’ve always come back to one thing, my need to feel free and the need to feel the breeze, the ride provides a freedom this gypsy needs, where every… Continue reading

When to break the budget: Madagascar

  There is one of them in every family! The budget controller! In our case, it’s my husband. My husband can stick to a budget no matter what or no matter where! He… Continue reading

Inland Madagascar; dont rush to the beach just yet!

It’s a tempting thought – to rush to the beach and to dip my toes into that postcard turquoise blue water, to soak up the sunshine and live on a diet of coconuts,… Continue reading

On the street in Madagascar…

I didn’t really know what to expect. And I was right not to expect, because there is no box for Madagascar! Sometimes it felt like we were in the middle of Asia, surrounded… Continue reading

Where to walk with lemurs (on your head)

When you think of Madagascar, what’s the first thing you think of? I’m sure that for many folk, the answer is ‘lemurs!’ When we were planning our trip to Madagascar, seeing a lemur… Continue reading

What you need to know about Car rental and road travel in Madagascar

Other than a fear of not being able to communicate in Madagascar with our terrible French and zero knowledge of Malagasy, there was only one other thing about planning our  Madagascar trip that… Continue reading

Our Madagascar family road trip in a 1987 Peugeot Station wagon

We’d waited a year and a half to do this trip and the excitement we felt as a family was almost palpable. The kids had watched the movie ‘Madagascar’ at least 20 times… Continue reading