Eighteen Years since the Rwandan Genocide April 10th 2012 Yvonne and Mugisha were sister and brother. In 1994 they had been aged five and three respectively. Their photo showed them smiling without a care in the world. Both had been hacked to death inside their grandmother’s home because they were from the wrong tribe. Another child had been smashed against a wall. He had been two at the time of his murder. When the death squads arrived at Umutoni’s ... read more
Africa » Rwanda » Ville de Kigali In 1959, three years before independence from Belgium, the majority ethnic group, the Hutus, overthrew the ruling Tutsi king. Over the next several years, thousands of Tutsis were killed, and some 150,000 driven into exile in neighboring countries. T... ... 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