TOP LOW-BUDGET (SECRET) TRAVEL DESTINATIONS: MDUMBI, SOUTH AFRICA

Budget travel made easy. Tips for your next adventure to Mdumbi – South Africa’s hidden coastal gem MDUMBI, SOUTH AFRICA. Once you venture away from the big cities and past the Garden Route in South Africa, you’ll most likely find yourself road tripping up or down the Wild Coast. The Wild …

TOP LOW-BUDGET TRAVEL DESTINATIONS WHERE YOU CAN LIVE LIKE A QUEEN: KILIFI, KENYA

KLIFI, KENYA. It is impossible to not to fall in love with this place. To many, Kilifi would seem to be set in the middle of nowhere, which is what makes it all the more wanderful. When I knew that I’d be doing a bit of traveling in Kenya and …

INTO EGYPT WITH AMAL EL MASLOUT

I TRIED SOMETHING DIFFERENT THIS WEEK AND DECIDED TO CONTACT AMAL ALTHOUGH WE HAD NEVER HAD ANY TYPE OF INTERACTION BEFORE BEYOND FOLLOWING AND LIKING HER IMAGES ON INSTAGRAM. I WASN’T SURE WHAT TO EXPECT, THIS COULD GO WELL OR REALLY SOUR, I THOUGHT. LUCKILY, IT WAS THE FORMER.   …

DARON BANDEIRA: REWRITING THE AFRICAN STORY

“’AFRICAN PEOPLE DON’T DREAM LIKE THAT,’ SOMEBODY TOLD ME LAST WEEK. ‘IT’S NOT POSSIBLE.’”   WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AFRICAN? AFRICA, THE WORLD’S SECOND LARGEST CONTINENT CONSISTING OF 54 COUNTRIES AND 1.2 BILLION PEOPLE, HAS BEEN WHAT SOME MIGHT SAY ‘MISUNDERSTOOD.’ A MORE ACCURATE DESCRIPTION MIGHT BE ‘MISREPRESENTED,’ …

RAMADAN KAREEM – EXPERIENCE RAMADAN IN ZANZIBAR

THE LIFE AND COLOURS OF RAMADAN. A GUIDE TO MAKING THE BEST OF RAMADAN IN ZANZIBAR WE WERE AT A LOCAL SHOP WHEN A YOUNG BOY CAME UP TO THE COUNTER. THE SHOPKEEPER, PANDU, PUT DOWN AN RECTANGULARLY SHAPED PACKAGE WRAPPED IN NEWSPAPER ON TO THE SCALE TO BE WEIGHED. I …

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE: TRAVEL ZANZIBAR ON A BUDGET

TIPS ON LOW-BUDGET, LONG-TERM TRAVEL WITHOUT COMPROMISING YOUR KING OR QUEEN LIFESTYLE   Travelling long-term is nice in theory but when it comes to finances, it’s not always sustainable. During this last year, I have stayed in everything – from luxury air bnbs and beachfront villas to crumbling hostels and …

ON THE AFRICAN TRAIL: BREAKFAST AT THE SUDANESE BORDER

WHAT IT’S LIKE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WARNING SIGNS. THE FIRST OF THREE PARTS FROM THE ‘ON THE AFRICAN TRAIL: SUDAN’ SERIES – WRITTEN BY SIMEON GREADY   DECEMBER 2014 I SLEPT ONLY AN HOUR OR SO THE NIGHT BEFORE I WAS DUE TO TRAVEL FROM GONDAR, ETHIOPIA …

THROUGH THE LENS OF RAHIM

HOW ONE MAN’S PIECE OF PARADISE IS ANOTHER MAN’S PEACE IN PARADISE ZANZIBAR. IF YOU LOOK AT A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE TANZANIAN ARCHIPELAGO, YOU CAN EASILY FALL IN LOVE WITH THE CRYSTAL CLEAR TURQUOISE WATERS, THE WHITE POWDERED BEACHES, AND THE LUSH GREEN PALM TREES LINING THE SAND. SOME WOULD …

ONE YEAR ON THE ROAD

CELEBRATING MY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY – MARRIED TO THE ROAD DAMN. ONE YEAR! I FEEL LIKE SO LITTLE HAS CHANGED, BUT WHEN I LOOK BACK THROUGH THE REARVIEW MIRROR, THAT IS NOT SO ACCURATE. A LOT OF GROWTH, A LOT OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS, A LOT OF HELLOS AND GOODBYES. AND STILL, A LOT …

FINDING YOUR SPIRIT DOOR IN ZANZIBAR

THEY SAY THAT YOU DON’T CHOOSE YOUR DOOR, YOUR DOOR CHOOSES YOU ONCE YOU SET FOOT IN ZANZIBAR AND ARRIVE IN THE MYSTICAL TRADING CENTRE OF STONE TOWN, YOUR EYES WILL BE DRIVEN TO THE MAJESTIC ZANZIBAR DOORS, FAMOUS FOR THEIR DISTINCTIVE FEATURES, CARVED PATTERNS, AND ARRESTING GRANDEUR. THEY ARE …