It’s true that the modern lifestyle is a nomadic one for many of us. Whether you travel abroad for leisure regularly or face a long commute to and from home every day, chances are that you too spend a fair amount of time on the road.
All that time in a car or on a plane, though, can really take its toll on our bodies, especially if we go from being sedentary in a moving vehicle to crashing on the couch at home or in a hotel. The good news? Travel doesn’t have to spell an inactive lifestyle. With a few… Read More
Ever since I lost my credit card on the first day of my first solo international trip to South America back in 2010, I’ve had plenty of (mis)adventures around the world. But I’ve learnt some valuable lessons – such as the power of a packing checklist – which have helped me handle over seven years of sometimes bad luck.
Firstlesson: Get insurance, no matter how short the trip. Having it was why I wasn’t bothered when I returned from Uganda to find the wheel of my suitcase hanging on for dear life. Insurance was why my travel companions weren’t… Read More
When you picture going on safari, you probably think about driving in an open vehicle through the wide open spaces of the African bush, or watching the sunset over the arid landscape from the deck of your bush camp. But for something completely different that makes for a truly unforgettable bush experience, you may want to consider going on a river safari. Here are nine reasons to do so:
1. Great game-viewing
Rivers are essential to sustaining life in the bush, and their oasis of greenery amid the dry bush attracts wildlife in search of water. This means incredible game-viewing up… Read More
From the mainland, a surreal single-lane bridge crosses the Indian Ocean, leading onto Ilha de Moҫambique – a tiny little island whose powerful ancient soul makes you want to drop to your knees, clutch your heart and break into song.
Ilha is a spicy mix of Swahili, Arab, Portuguese, Dutch, Indian and Chinese, with a torrid history of explorers and occupations, missionaries, slavery, colonialism and civil war. Yet it is utterly charming – the whole island is a Unesco World Heritage Site because of its unique coral rock buildings and architecture – and the people are even more charming.
Bordered by Botswana and Zimbabwe, Limpopo province takes its name from the Limpopo River, which cuts through South Africa and Mozambique before flowing into the Indian Ocean.
The province has a strong African heartbeat and a rich mix of ancient cultures. Head north to discover the warmth of its people, the beauty of its wilderness and the power and romance of its proud pre-colonial history. Here are some of the best experiences you can enjoy in Limpopo.
Visit the ancient city of gold
Climb to the top of Mapungubwe Hill and feel the spirit of the ancients. From here you can… Read More
By day Cotonou is a song that not only you want to sing to but to which you also want to dance. Colours bewitch you, the azure sky and warm air calls you out into the open and people know your name. A taxi will take you wherever you need to go but the zémidjan, the Moto taxis, ubiquitous and fast swarm the streets always willing to carry you from the craziness of Fridjrosse Beach past the zone commerciale, on the bridge over Lake Nokoué and the serenity of Boulevard de la Marina.