Safari in the Serengeti

We have just been on our first safari in the Serengeti: it is a truly mind-blowing place. In this over-developed world of climate change and cities, the experience was unreal in the most literal sense: an exercise in presence par excellence, we are all so grateful for having been able to explore one of the most …

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Messiah Motives: the madness of the mzungu voluntourist

Knowing that I have been travelling in South East Asia over the last three years and am currently in East Africa, an ex-colleague from Jersey, Channel Islands, was in touch recently to ask for my recommendations for a young person she knew who was looking for a gap-year volunteering opportunity. Good intentions were behind all …

Dar Es Salaam

Hello, Dar! Hello Kigamboni beach! You're awesome.  Kigamboni boat queue suffering transformed quickly into sweet beachside heaven.  And, at last, the peace. And, at last, the stars. And, at last, the SOFT sea breeze.  Thank you, parents. Thank you, Ian. Done so good.  Now to heal this stye eye, burgeoning belly, slacking tissue, sagging flesh, …