She Sells Seashells in the Seychelles February 17th 2012 As we wandered along the jungle trail passing exotic fruit trees and herbal leaves we heard a most strange sound. It sounded like a man straining to do hefty work, only not a normal man, a monster man. "Uggghhhhh!" it went before becoming silent for a few seconds. "Uggghhhhh!" it went again, a reverberating sound straight from hell.
“What on earth is it..?” I asked as we passed underneath a b ... read more
Africa » Seychelles » Mahé » Victoria A lengthy struggle between France and Great Britain for the islands ended in 1814, when they were ceded to the latter. Independence came in 1976. Socialist rule was brought to a close with a new constitution and free elections in 1993. The most recen... ... 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