The most foreign place in the world is Paris

The most foreign and intrinsically intimate place I have ever been to is Paris. I did not realise just how much British, or specifically...

Lamu Tamu, Wild Fling or Wedding Ring?

That's the thing about Lamu isn't it? You fall in love with the old man you meet in the market and the women sitting by the mosque. You...

24 hours in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

I tend to think I love and have a deep connection with my continent, ‘Motherland’ as our brothers and sisters in the diaspora refer to...

The World Starts and Ends in Ethiopia

Beginnings and endings have captured human imagination for eons. Creation stories run a dime a dozen and generally tend to be quite...

Exploring Zimbabwe

Just before my flight left Nairobi, I sent my friend a quick note, “Pick me up 45 minutes after my landing time so that I have time to...

Takamaka Baby!

Adventures in Seychelles: Part One Takamaka, the word is definitely free of fricative consonants, something I would expect to hear as the...

Spiritual Moments, Music and Mexico

Woke up on day 5 with a splitting migraine. No one warned me that Mexico had altitude with a massive attitude problem! I had two tours...