Prostitutes, motorbike taxis, Tusker Lager: Welcome to Mombasa! April 12th 2012
The smell of ripe human sweat hit me like a bomb. But this was not the backstreets of downtown Mombasa, or a crowded minibus hurtling towards the frenzy of the ferry terminal; this was on the plane from Kigali. The culprit was a large, middle-aged white man from South Africa. Even the short walk to the aircraft h ... read more
Africa » Kenya » Coast Province » Mombasa Founding president and liberation struggle icon Jomo KENYATTA led Kenya from independence until his death in 1978, when President Daniel Toroitich arap MOI took power in a constitutional succession. The country was a de facto one-party state from 196... ... 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