Saturday 09/12/12: Chocolate lava flecks land on my face as I scrape the little pot out with a spoon and I finally come up for air. I’ve got two frozen éclair things wrapped in foil under my arm for the umpteenth time this week as we walk back from the local bakery to our guesthouse … Continue reading Training, Acclimatisation and Éclairs
Saturday 25/11/17: To mark my first full week in Nepal, I take a spectacular dive on the earthquake-damaged pavements. I hit the ground so hard that I wind myself and crash land on my hip, pinky finger, ankle, knee and most devastatingly, my phone. It hurts and I'm pretty sure I've dented the pavement, not … Continue reading Crash landing in Kathmandu
13/11/17: It’s my last full day in Cape Town today and unfortunately that means it's my last full day in Africa. It also means that it's my birthday tomorrow and I'm going to be thirty-fricken-five years old!! Thirty-five! Jeez! Anyway, it's just a number, just a number, just a rather big number… So for my last … Continue reading My last day in Africa
Friday 03/11/17: I'm on the last section of my African trip and heading from Namibia to Capetown in South Africa. Capetowners (no idea if that's right but I'm going with it) I've met en route have warned me of scams, ATM robberies, fake taxis, gun-point abductions… but always finish by saying how much I'll love … Continue reading Cape Town, is it?
Thursday 02/11/17: I think I'm too loud for Namibia. The west African country is approximately 3 times bigger than the UK but only 2.4 million people live here as opposed to the c. 64 million that call the UK home. To put it another way, Namibia only has two people per square kilometre! Two very … Continue reading It’s oh so quiet, shhh, shhh!
Wednesday 01/11/17: Rolling, rolling, rolling! I take the crack of dawn shuttle from wearisome Windhoek and head to Swakopmund on the coast. We got back from the desert safari yesterday and despite having the best dinner I've had yet in Africa (and tremendous company in the shape of Michelle, Michael and Audrey to whom I … Continue reading Serenity in Swakopmund
Sunday 29/10/17: I'm hungover after overindulging at Windhoek’s Octoberfest last night (hundreds of white Germans in the middle of Africa playing eurotrash music, riding a bucking bronco and eating schnitzel - surreal!) and I'm in a bad mood because it's crazy hot and I've been unable to finalise any plans or tours for the next … Continue reading Desert magic