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On quitting travel blogging & what’s next

On quitting travel blogging & what’s next

Firstly – did you miss me?! Doubtful. With the amount of travel blogs and sites out there on the ole interweb, I doubt my silence even registered. However, that’s about to change (I hope). You see, there’s been a good reason for my silence. Well, 4 good reasons in all honesty. My health. If you’ve...

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13 Jun Posted by in Africa, Asia, Inspiration | 41 comments

Reasons NOT to travel the world

Reasons NOT to travel the world

There are many posts out there in the blog world telling you why you should go travelling but we all have excuses in our head not to take the plunge so here’s a a reverse post; reasons not to travel the world – a whole heap of excuses you can use to stop yourself taking...

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06 Mar Posted by in Tanzania | 8 comments

Wait, there’s a WHAT over the wall??!

Wait, there’s a WHAT over the wall??!

After the enjoyable few days I’d spent on the exotic island of Zanzibar, I was ready to head further into Tanzania knowing that it would mean getting closer (in time and distance) to us doing our Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater game drives – excited much? Oooh yeah! Our ‘gateway’ to these game drives was the...

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18 Feb Posted by in Tanzania | 19 comments

Photo Essay: The jaw-dropping tropical Zanzibar!

Photo Essay: The jaw-dropping tropical Zanzibar!

Normally I write instead of stay quiet but today I’m going to do the latter so I can let the beauty of Zanzibar speak for itself; you’re welcome The local children were pretty curious to see a bunch of white people in the guesthouse to came over to stare at us, play amongst themselves and...

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04 Feb Posted by in Africa, Tanzania | 10 comments

The exotic times in North Zanzibar

The exotic times in North Zanzibar

In my last post, I talked about the amazing Stone Town with its endless alleys and photo opportunities but I have to admit that my real love lies in the North of the island.  Everything from the beach bar, hotel room and scenery screamed ‘exotic’ and why shouldn’t it when my daily view was this?...

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24 Jan Posted by in Africa, Tanzania | 8 comments

Falling in love with Tanzania and Stone Town

Falling in love with Tanzania and Stone Town

For those keeping track of my Africa tour posts, you’ll remember that the last post about my journey was about Malawi and why I didn’t love it but thankfully the very next country changed my emotions 180 degrees because I fell in love with Tanzania from the moment the border gates closed behind us.   Mountains...

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10 Jan Posted by in South Africa | Comments

Is the Kruger calling…?

Is the Kruger calling…?

By Michelle Lewis, Acacia Africa… Unspoilt, the Kruger National Park is a vast wilderness covering over two million hectares, and the largest wildlife reserve in Africa. Most people will set out with their Big Five checklist, the elephant, lion, rhinoceros, buffalo and leopard ranking highly on the list of must sees.  And, while for we tourists...

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23 Aug Posted by in Africa, Malawi | 10 comments

Malawi and why I didn’t love it

Malawi and why I didn’t love it

Everyone has that place when they travel.  The town or country that everyone adores and can’t speak highly enough of and you get really excited about going, then you get there and don’t enjoy yourself.  I’m sad to say that, for me, Malawi was that place.  I spent my time listening to how amazing Malawi...

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12 Mar Posted by in Africa, Zambia | 15 comments

Taking a microlight flight over Victoria Falls

Taking a microlight flight over Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls may not have been that impressive, on ground level, when it’s dry season but from up in the air? Simply breath-taking. It was my last day in Zambia and I was up for 7am waiting to be picked up for my microlight flight over Victoria Falls (and my first ever microlight flight at...

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06 Feb Posted by in Africa, Zambia | 41 comments

Jumping into the Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls

Jumping into the Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls

There are things in life that challenge us both physically and mentally; the Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls is definitely one of them. Despite what I said in my last post about the Falls not being hugely impressive to look at in the dry season, there is one major benefit: the Devil’s Pool. Only accessible...

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