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.   …

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 …