Mbabane, Swaziland - Speeding in Swaziland! December 20th 2010 “How are you today, sir?” asked the young Swazi policewoman who’d just pulled me over. Angela and I had driven around a bend in our hire car and the lady in question, together with a colleague (armed with a speed camera) had just flagged us down from their hiding position inside a bus stop. After telling the woman I was fine she smiled and informed me I’d been exceeding the speed limit. I ... read more
Africa » Swaziland » Mbabane Autonomy for the Swazis of southern Africa was guaranteed by the British in the late 19th century; independence was granted in 1968. Student and labor unrest during the 1990s pressured the monarchy (one of the oldest on the continent) to grudgingly a... ... read more
My aim was to visit at least 100 countries, and with Brazil, I finally did it. I'm now loitering at 104. Or is it 105, I lose count...
Unlike a lot of fellow travellers, I tend to only dip my feet into a country, quite often only staying a day or two before heading off somewhere else.
Country numbers 54 and 55 were my first trips alone - something I never thought I'd do.
In 2013 I published an e-book entitled The Red Quest, detailing my mission to visit each and every country of the former Soviet Union. Along the way I sa... full info