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Lamu Island & Nairobi, Kenya - Stepping Back In Time

Lamu Island & Nairobi, Kenya – Stepping Back In Time

“A man without a donkey, is a donkey”- Swahili proverb Sometimes during travel our desire to see a particular city or country overtakes our common sense and we find ourselves in possibly dangerous situations. We were on our way to the Lamu Archipelago, the same chain of islands where a few weeks earlier a British ...
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Mombasa & Malindi, Kenya: The Coast and Crazy People

We were planning to first go to Zanzibar Island and then head up to Kenya, but after looking at the weather forecast on the coast we decided to switch our plans to avoid the heavy rainfall on our would be beach holiday. We booked the safari for a week sooner and headed to Mombasa, Kenya ...
Cape Maclear, Mzuzu, Kyela & Dar Es Salaam - The Ups And Downs of African Travel

Cape Maclear, Mzuzu, Kyela & Dar Es Salaam – The Ups And Downs of African Travel

Feeling like I was on the mend, we left Cape Maclear at around 5:30 am. We boarded the back of a jam-packed pickup truck for the bumpy 1.5 hour ride to Monkey Bay. From Monkey Bay we boarded a big bus to Salima. The ride was about 4 hours and while I had a pretty ...
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Zomba, Cape Maclear & Monkey Bay, Malawi: Motorbikes and Medicine

The journey from the town of Cuemba in Mozambique to the town of Zomba in Malawi was a very convoluted one. We took a small chappa from Cuemba to the border town of Mandimba where we were swarmed with men wanting us to exchange our money on the black market. We didn’t have very much to change ...
Ilha de Mocambique & Cuemba - The Last Few Days Of Mozambique

Ilha de Mocambique & Cuemba – The Last Few Days Of Mozambique

Nick and I were up early the next morning (of course) and were on our way to Mozambique Island. It was a very long, very bumpy ride in the back of a bus which played kung fu movies at an ear piercing level. The island is actually attached to the mainland by a long bridge ...
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Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique: Matemo Island & Rolas Island – Paradise Under a Mosquito Net

Day 4 and 5 in the Quirimbas Archipelago were even more of an adventure than the previous days. We had hired ourselves a captain, a crew and a boat and were setting off to explore two of the nearby islands of Matemo and Rolas. We boarded our dhow (traditional Mozambican boat) and headed off through the completely ...