Cloud Coup Coup Land: The Comoros April 14th 2012 In the Comoros, I reached the lowest ebb of my trip around East Africa. Perhaps it was do with the lack of sleep or maybe the simple fact I was sick and tired of the heat and humidity of Africa. Certainly the hassle I encountered at Prince Said Ibrahim Airport hadn’t helped and neither had the rain. Thick clouds had covered the entire country on our approach, and when we’d descended below them ... read more
Africa » Comoros » Grande Comore Unstable Comoros has endured 19 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared their independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power. He pledged ... ... 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